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The Centre Welcomes the International Olympic Committee Approval of The Strategic Framework on Human Rights

By United Through Sports | September 28, 2022

The Centre for Sport and Human Rights welcomes the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board approval of their Strategic Framework on Human Rights made on Friday, 9 September, 2022. This framework was developed in response to Recommendation 13 of the Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and will shape the working practices of the IOC, the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, ensuring that human rights are respected within their respective remits. The process leading to this approval began in 2020, when the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein and Shift’s Rachel Davis published recommendations which the IOC then …

IOC Young Leaders programme: Applications are now open

By United Through Sports | September 28, 2022

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that applications are now open for the sixth generation of the IOC Young Leaders programme, supported by Worldwide Olympic Partner Panasonic. The programme aims to support young people in the development and implementation of social projects that use sport to solve issues in their communities. Any young person aiming to leverage the power of sport to make a positive difference in their community can apply until 20 October 2022 and register for the compulsory initial four-week Learning Sprint as the first step in the application process. Once this step is completed, and based on the project …

Reimagining Youth Mental Health: 6th International Conference on Youth Mental Health 2022

By United Through Sports | September 26, 2022

The International Association for Youth Mental Health or IAYMH’s mission is to change the way the global community thinks about young people and their mental health. The 6th International Youth Mental Health Conference will be held from 29 September – 1 October 2022 in Copenhagen. Their workshops include: WORKSHOP 1: Youth Mental Health Advocacy – for youth, by youth WORKSHOP 2 Measures Matter: How do we get measurement right in youth mental health? WORKSHOP 3: Stopping young people from falling through the cracks: Applying a missing middle lens across all contexts. WORKSHOP 4: Leading the way: Best practices for youth …

The UN’s 6th International Youth Conference 2022

By United Through Sports | September 19, 2022

The theme of the 6th edition of the International Youth Conference is “Serve – Lead – Innovate: Youth for a Sustainable Future”. In New York, the conference will run from September 22 – 25, 2022. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, the conference will run from September 30 to October 1, 2022. The event provides an international platform for young researchers, academicians, and organizations working on sustainability and climate action to showcase their research and work. This event is organized by Generation Next – Voice of Youth. To find our more, check out: www.internationalyouthconference.org Source: https://www.un.org/en/civil-society/international-youth-conference-6th-edition

World Youth Festival 2022 Received with Great Enthusiasm

By United Through Sports | September 16, 2022

Representatives from over 60 International Sport Federations (IF) and organizations participated in the first UTS World Youth Festival 2022 virtual meeting. The meeting outlined the upcoming World Youth Festival and Conference in conjunction with APEC 2022 in Bangkok. The event will be hybrid and will take place from 14-20 November 2022. The World Youth Festival and Conference promotes inclusion, non-discrimination and equality. UTS President, Stephan Fox, opened the meeting thanking all the IFs for their joint vision and mission to stand for and with the youth of the world of all abilities. UTS CEO, Julia Govinden, presented the 5-day educational …