Wilfried Lemke Travels to Berlin to Meet Young Leaders of Sport for Development Sector

Berlin, Germany (UNOSDP), April 23, 2015: The 15th Youth Leadership Camp which is currently underway at Kienbaum Sports Centre opened another day of training yesterday with a lecture by the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace.

Wilfried Lemke visited the camp to meet the young people from 16 countries, actively involved in transforming their communities through sport, and speak to them about the United Nations’ vision of the contribution sport can make towards advancing global development goals.

Together with the participants of the camp, Mr. Lemke then attended the High Level Dinner jointly hosted by the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The event was aimed at raising awareness among German stakeholders of the importance of investing in education of the young generation of sport for development activists.

In attendance of the event was the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, Vice President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation Mr. Stephan Abel, as well as Ambassadors of the countries represented by the participants, the business sector, national and international sports organisations. The youth leaders were given an opportunity to share and describe their experiences at the camp and develop the ideas they have sourced for improving their projects back at home.

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