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15.06.00 – LEISURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS

SWITZERLAND / MATCH AGAINST POVERTY

UNDP's annual Match against Poverty in Bern pairs up football legends Zinadine Zidane of France and Brazil's Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima against Switzerland. The money from the match will go to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. UNDP

5 Mar 2014 | Read More »

RUSSIA / BAN OLYMPIC TORCH

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Olympic village inSochiand took part in the torch relay, receiving the flame from International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. UNTV

6 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / LIFEGUARDS

With thousands of city residents finally able to enjoy their country's seashores, a team of lifeguards have been trained by the municipality to ensure their safety and reduce the number of drowning cases that have occurred in the past. UN AU IST

1 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / HIV AND SPORT

A global sport for development summit at UN headquarters honoured over 40 professional athletes for their commitment to philanthropic work. (intvs. with Seattle Seahawks Sidney Rice and former NBA player Jerry Stackhouse.) Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela also announced plans for a UNAIDS "Protect the Goal" campaign to be launched at the 2014 FIFA World [...]

30 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / OLYMPIC TRUCE

With a little over a week to go before the Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, General Assembly President John Ashe today urged United Nations Member States to observe the historic tradition of ceasing hostilities ahead of the Games. UNTV

29 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / SPORT HOMOPHOBIA

Speaking about the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia and the World Cup in Qatar, tennis legend Martina Navratilova tells UNifeed that the more you try to suppress a group of people, the more attention you will call to it and "eventually you will lose because you're on the wrong side of history." UNTV

10 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / YAYA TOURÉ

International football star Yaya Touré today (29 October) joined the roster of Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), pledging to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year. UNEP

29 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA/ SPORT AND RACISM

Speaking at an event on sport and racism organised by the United Nations Human Rights Office inGenevayesterday, the President of the European Football governing body, UEFA, President Michele Platini observed that societal pressures and prejudices have filtered into Football creating discrimination challenges. OHCHR

8 Oct 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FIFA

It has been 25 years since FIFA, the international football governing body, was forced to stop all activities in Somalia due to insecurity. Now FIFA is back in the game and young children are able to enjoy playing in brand new renovated facilities. (AU-UN IST)

21 Aug 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FIFA TRAINING

The yellow and blue FIFA flag is once again flying high in the Somali capital Mogadishu after over two decades.  (AU-UN/IST)

16 Aug 2013 | Read More »

 

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