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UTS JOINS MISSION 89

By United Through Sports | April 8, 2021

UTS JOINS MISSION 89 ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is celebrated annually on April 6. It is a celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development, and to encourage peace, respect and understanding. For Mission 89 the theme for 2021 was: The contribution of sport to the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 in ending human trafficking. SDG Target 8.7 calls …

SPORTACCORD 2021 DATES

By United Through Sports | April 7, 2021

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord has confirmed new dates for the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2021, with sport’s most influential global gathering now set to take place from 7-12 November 2021 in Ekaterinburg, Russia at the IEC Ekaterinburg-Expo. The decision to push back the dates for the World Sport & Business Summit to November was taken by the SportAccord Executive Committee. SportAccord is in close dialogue with its partners in Ekaterinburg, the Sverdlovsk Oblast region, and the Russian Federation. This move will provide …

SDG GLOBAL FESTIVAL OF ACTION

By United Through Sports | April 2, 2021

HOW CAN WE ALL #TURNITAROUND? Last weekend the 5th SDG Global Festival of Action, supported by the UN SDG Action Campaign, took place. This time it was held virtually due to the pandemic. The festival tried to find new ways to exchange knowledge, increase mutual understanding, develop solutions, and connect key partners and organizations to take action toward the Social Development Goals (SDGs).  The 2-day festival provided a dynamic and interactive platform where delegates can see the latest innovations, new ideas, tools and approaches to the SDG implementation. UTS was in attendance for several of the exceptional sessions taking home …

S.W.E.E.P INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

By United Through Sports | March 26, 2021

Sport is one of the most powerful platforms for promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls. Sport for women’s empowerment & employment program (S.W.E.E.P.) was founded as an organisation in 2014. S.W.E.E.P. carries out its advocacy mission to educate teachers, coaches, and sports professionals in the unique aspects of involving women and girls in sports, which now includes adaptive sports. However, these efforts will NOT be sustainable if other components of the empowerment ecosystem do not play their part. Renowned women sport leaders, doctors, coaches, and entrepreneurs came together to conclude the international women’s month during the Philippines’ first …

INTERNATIONAL HAPPINESS SURPRISE

By United Through Sports | March 20, 2021

March 20th is the International Day of Happiness. On 12 July 2012, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that this day would be an International Day of Happiness, recognising the relevance and contribution of happiness to our well-being as a global aspiration. As we face this global crisis, let’s find positive ways to look after each other. The United Nations invites each person of any age, plus every classroom, business and government to join in celebration of the International Day of Happiness. With happiness in our minds, UTS decided to contribute towards greater happiness by creating a fun youth-oriented competition. “WHAT’S …

UTS PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES IOC PRESIDENT

By United Through Sports | March 12, 2021

UTS President Stephan Fox was thrilled to extend his wholehearted congratulations to President Bach in the wake of his re-election for an additional four-year term as President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). UTS President Fox, who attended the session said: “Thomas Bach is a true Olympian by heart and above all an Olympic champion. A one of the founders of the IOC Athlete’s Commission, an IOC member for 30 years, he has reshaped the Olympic movement since he became President in 2013. He has supported United Through Sports from day one and delivered the opening speech at every festival, inspiring the youth of the …

WMF & UTS SIGN MOU

By United Through Sports | March 10, 2021

WMF signs historic Memorandum of Understanding with UTS March 9, 2021: The President of the World Minigolf Sport Federation (WMF), Dr. Gerhard Zimmermann, the Secretary General of WMF, Sandra Walker, the President of United Through Sports (UTS), Mr Stephan Fox, and the CEO of UTS, Julia Govinden signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Saturday, March 6. The MoU, which will run for two years, was signed virtually during a video conference and is a step to contribute to the development of humankind as well as the promotion and development of Minigolf Sport and youth locally and around the world. It …

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