International Year for Sport and Physical Education (2005)

On 3 November 2003, the General Assembly decided to proclaim 2005 as the International Year for Sport and Physical Education, as a means to promote education, health, development and peace ( A/RES/58/5). It invited governments to organize events to underline their commitment and to seek the assistance of sports personalities in that regard.

Brochure:

Sport -- to promote education, health, development and peace

Event:

16th Vienna-Budapest Supermarathon (19-23 October 2005) 

Charity Soccer Tournament (1 October 2005)

A Day of Sport: A physical education class with a difference; Panel discussion "Sport -- opportunities for the young generation (24 June 2005)

Bulletins:

United Nations Sport Bulletins

Press Releases:

United Nations Vienna on one Track with Vienna-Budapest Supermarathon Organizers

A Day of Sport - UN Vienna Commemorates International Year of Sport and Physical Education

Universal Language of Sport Brings People together, Teaches Teamwork, Tolerance, Secretary-General Says at Launch of International Year

General Assembly Decides to Launch International Year of Sport (2005) on 5 November, Assesses Follow-up to Special Session on Children

Press Conference to Feature UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Adolf Ogi, Tennis World No 1 Roger Federer, and NY City Marathon's Defending Women's Champion Margaret Okayo

The Olympic Family and the United Nations Work together to Combine Sport and Development in the Field

Report of the Secretary-General:

Sport for peace and development: International Year of Sport and Physical Education (A/59/268 + Add.1)

Final report

Special edition of United Nations stamps on Sport

For more information on the United Nations work in the area of sports for development and peace, please visit: http://www.un.org/themes/sport/index.htm