The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP)

logo_unosdpThe United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) - based in Geneva with a liaison office in New York - assists the Special Adviser to the Secretary General in his activities as upholder, facilitator and representative of the social impact of sport

  • UPHOLDER – he manages and coordinates the efforts of the UN system so that sport is perceived and promoted by Member States as an instrument for achieving Millennium Development Goals: notably, contributing to poverty reduction, universal education, gender equality, prevention of HIV, AIDS and other diseases, environmental protection, as well the consolidation of peace and conflict resolution.


  • FACILITATOR – he encourages dialogue, collaboration and partnerships for development and peace concerning sport between the United Nations and Member States, international sports organizations, civil society, the private sector and media.


  • REPRESENTATIVE – he represents the Secretary-General and the United Nations system at the major world sports events and other strategically important conferences.

In general terms, this Office is the gateway for external agencies to access the United Nations system for sport at the service of peace and development.
The UNOSDP is headed by Mr.Wilfried Lemke, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General of the Office on Sport for Development and Peace, and a Peace and Sport Ambassador




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