IOC Announce Dates for Forum on Sport, Peace and Development

March 11, 2011

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced that the second edition of the International Forum on Sport, sale Peace and Development will take place at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in Geneva from 10 to 11 May 2011.

The event, cialis jointly organised by the IIOC and the Office of the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace, will review policies and practices, strengthen co-operation, assess the successes and challenges of using sport as a tool for human development and peace promotion, and pave the way for future action in this field.

The themes will address issues such as:

  • * How is sport used as a catalyst for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • * Is sport delivering on legacy?
  • * Developing a culture of peace: sporting diplomacy
  • * Conflict prevention and resolution: giving peace a sporting chance
  • * Next steps

A strong focus will be placed on how sport is contributing to the goals that have been identified by the UN as some of the world’s most pressing issues and require the support of everyone.

IOC President Jacques Rogge and Wilfried Lemke, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, will chair the Forum, which will include participants from the Olympic family, governments, the UN system, NGOs and the academic world.