In celebration of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) 2022, join for a virtual event entitled "The Role of Sport in Combating the Climate Change," hosted by UN Under-Secretary-General Melissa Fleming, featuring remarks from high-level UN Officials and signatories of UN Climate Action frameworks Nike, World Rugby, and Team Malizia, as well as an Olympians, Paralympian and the 2022 Qatar World Cup organizing committee moderated by NBC correspondent Tabitha Lipkin.
"The Role of Sport in Combating the Climate Change" event, is hosted by United Nations Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Global Communications, with remarks by the UN Deputy Secretary-General, the UNFCCC Sport for Climate Action Lead, and Nike's Senior Director of Global Engagement for Sustainability. Also included are conversations with Olympic and Paralympic athletes, an elite yachtsman, and representatives of major global sporting groups - including both the Chief Strategy Officer of World Rugby and the Sustainability Director for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar, moderated by NBC correspondent Tabitha Lipkin. The Permanent Representatives to the United Nations of the Principality of Monaco and the State of Qatar round off the programme in conversation on the role of government.
The event is organized by the UN Department of Global Communications and Department of Economic and Social Affairs, with the support of the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Monaco to the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations.
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