Organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations (UN) in Geneva (Switzerland) on May 10th and 11th, 2011, the Second International Forum on Sports for Peace and Development was held. The Forum, chaired by IOCâ€™s president Jacques Rogge and the UN Secretary -General Ban Ki-moon, brought together numerous experts in the field of sports and society development, including representatives of national governments, humanitarian organizations and universities, a total of 400. The central discussions were about positioning sports as a catalyst for achieving the Millennium Development Goals of the UN, promoting peace and integration programs, strengthening the influence of youth and the role of major sporting events - such as the Olympic Games - in the creation of civilization heritage, promoting the peace culture and other topics of particular importance for the development of today's society. Among many speakers who expressed their opinions and suggestions, there were also the permanent representative of the IOC at the UN and president of the Commission for IOCâ€™s international cooperation Mario Pescante, President of the Organizing Committee of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio Carlos Nuzman, President of the Organizing Committee of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Dmitry Chernyshenko and special adviser to the UN Secretary-General for Sports, development and peace Wilfried Lemke. The Croatian representative Danira Bilic, the head and coordinator of the Committee to promote the achievements of Olympism, the Olympic Movement and scientific achievements in the sports at the Croatian Olympic Academy (HOA) also participated on the forum.
Organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations (UN) in Geneva (Switzerland) on May 10th and 11th, 2011, the Second International Forum on Sports for Peace and Development was held.