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The United Nations Office on Sport for Development
and Peace (UNOSDP) was introduced by Kofi Annan in 2001. Its mandate is to coordinate the efforts undertaken
by the United Nations in promoting sport in a systematic and coherent way as a means to
contribute to the achievement of development and peace. The current UN Special Adviser on Sport for
Development and Peace is Wilfried Lemke from Bremen, Germany. He is only the second to act in this position
and succeeded Adolf Ogi in March 2008. UNOSDP is situated at the UN Office at Geneva. There is also a liaison office at UN Headquarters
in New York.==The UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development
and Peace==Wilfried Lemke from Germany has been the Special
Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace since March 2008. He was named by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Through this nomination, Lemke also holds
the position of an Under-Secretary-General. He reports directly to the Secretary-General. In his position as a Special Adviser, he replaced
Adolf Ogi from Switzerland. Ogi, former President of the Swiss Confederation
and politician, had served the UN as Special Adviser for close to seven years between 2001
and 2007.==External links==
https://www.un.org/sport 6 April – UN International Day of Sport for
Development and Peace Panathlon, the international movement for
fair play, created in 1951, supported by UNESCO Sports21 – Agenda21 applied to sports

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