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15.06.00 – LEISURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS

LEBANON / WORLD CUP

As the football World Cup is about to kick off in Sao Paolo Brazil, on the other side of the world, off the coast of Lebanon, Brazilian sailors members of the Maritime Task Force (MTF) serving under the flag of the United Nations (UN) Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) get a rare chance to kick back [...]

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

BRAZIL / SERGIO RAMOS

Real Madrid and Spanish National Team star football player, Sergio Ramos, was appointed as UNICEF Spain's newest ambassador during an event with youth in the Brazilian city of Curitiba where he is participating in a UNICEF program for the promotion of fair play and the right to sport. UNICEF

10 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD CUP

Just days away from the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with ambassadors of 32 participating countries hailed the “best values of sport,  teamwork, fair play and mutual respect”, as the United Nations joined the international fervor that accompanies the games. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

On the inaugural International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed an agreement strengthening collaboration between the two organisations. Ban said that sport will have "a role to play in helping to restore at least some sense of normalcy” in [...]

28 Apr 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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