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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 …

UTS Honors the Beloved President of the Paralympic Committee of Thailand

By United Through Sports | September 16, 2022

United Through Sports send their sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Chutinant Bhirombhakdi, President of the Paralympic Committee of Thailand and supporter of UTS since the inception. Chutinant Bhirombhakdi supported and believed in placing youth at the centre, giving them opportunities through sport. The Paralympic Committee of Thailand and the visionary president Mr. Chutinant participated in the 2018 Sportaccord convention and the UTS Bangkok Youth Festival in which over 100 organisations and federations participated with youth of all abilities. In 2019 having joined the first series of the UTS multi-sport event, the “Bangkok Urban Youth Tournament,” youth from marginalised …

International Youth Day: the IOC Young Leader creating a more inclusive world through table tennis

By United Through Sports | September 14, 2022

With this year’s International Youth Day focusing on inclusion, we speak to IOC Young Leader Omar Bassyouni about how he is using table tennis to tackle inequality and improve accessibility for people living with disabilities. Omar Bassyouni has been playing table tennis since he was five years old. For more than 20 years, he has enjoyed the many physical, social and emotional benefits of participating in the sport, and now his efforts are focused on ensuring that others can do the same. As well as working as a development manager with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) to help grow the sport, …

Australia to host 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships

By United Through Sports | September 12, 2022

The World Squash Federation (WSF) has chosen Australia to stage its 2023 World Junior Squash Championships. The WSF Board awarded the hosting rights to Squash Australia (SqA) in what is said to be an important step in its strategic plan which prioritises participation in the sport. The plan sets out a long-term goal of having squash included at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games. Prior to that, squash is set to feature at the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Men’s and women’s individual tournaments and a women’s team event are due to be contested at the World Junior Squash Championships. …