Global Leaders in International Sport Organization
Former Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sport for Development and Peace
I had an immense pleasure to visit this well-known university in January ...
“I had an immense pleasure to visit this well-known university in January 2014 to give a special lecture on Sport for Development and Peace. During this visit, I was able to learn about the excellent program, the Dream Together Master which provides unique academic opportunities to the future global leaders and young professionals pursuing a career in the field of sport administration. I was in particular impressed by the faculty whose vision is to train future sport administrators that can excel in the developing countries. Such vision is as relevant as it can get to my role as a Special Advisor since it is also my objective to widen access of sport to as many people around the world, but in particular for the marginalized children, youth and communities living in the developing countries. Sport and physical activities are increasingly recognized by the United Nations as an effective tool to address issues on education, health and development and contribute to be the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is my hope that this program will be able to cultivate and inspire future leaders in the world of sport and nurture real talents who are able to seize the true potential of sport to the total benefits of our society. With such remark, I look forward to our further collaboration with the university and offer my expertise”.