WHO began when UN Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date that is now celebrated every year as World Health Day. WHO includes more than 7000 people from more than 150 countries working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at its headquarters in Geneva.
WHO's priority in the area of health systems is moving towards universal health coverage. WHO works with policy-makers, global health partners, civil society, academia and the private sector to help countries develop and implement sound national health plans. In addition, WHO helps countries to provide equitable, integrated, people-centred and affordable health services; facilitate access to affordable, safe and effective health technologies; and strengthen their health information systems and evidence-based health policies.
WHO recently signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to jointly promote health through sport and physical activity.
In addition, WHO is working with the United Nations (UN) and FIFA to support the #BeActive campaign, launched on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, and invite each and every one of us to stay #HealthyAtHome, while the whole world comes together to fight the COVID19 epidemic on a daily basis.
South Pole works with businesses and governments across the globe. They help realise deep decarbonisation pathways across industries, based on a thorough understanding of climate risks and opportunities in specific sectors, as well as the highest emission reduction standards.
South Pole purpose: Act today for a better tomorrow
Financing the goals of the Paris climate agreement calls for a fundamental shift in the global economy. South Pole success hinges on re-allocating capital at scale, unlocking substantial investments, being nimble and seizing opportunities.
South Pole vision: Climate action for all
The moral case for climate action is clear - failing to meet the climate and sustainable development challenge would push hundreds of millions of people into poverty, with devastating social and economic consequences globally. Moreover, millions of new green jobs are already being created through climate actions across sectors. Climate and human development are sides of the same coin. South Pole strives for a world where businesses, governments and communities make climate action the new normal.
South Pole mission: Accelerate the transition to a climate-smart society
Siouth Pole team of over 350 social entrepreneurs globally are developing innovative solutions tailored to the needs of specific organisations and entire sectors.
Among others, South Pole support FIFA, UEFA and FIA
The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) is the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change.
UNFCCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has near universal membership (197 Parties) and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep the global average temperature rise this century as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The UNFCCC is also the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.
The ultimate objective of all three agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.
Sports organizations can display climate leadership by engaging together in the climate neutrality journey. They can achieve this by taking responsibility for their climate footprint, which in turn will incentivize climate action beyond the sports sector, and therefore help global ambition step-up in the face of the threat posed by climate change.
UN Climate Change invites sports organizations and their stakeholders to join a new climate action for sport movement. This initiative aims at supporting and guiding sports actors in achieving global climate change goals.
Uniting behind a set of principles, sports organizations and their communities have created an initiative by collaborating in order to position their sector on the path of the low carbon economy that global leaders agreed on in Paris: Sports for Climate Action.
This initiative is concretized by the creation of the Sport For Climate Action Framework.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture.
UNESCO developed a series of initiatives and programmes dedicated to sport policies, physical education and physical activities. These includes
The Youth and Sport Task Force is another initiative of the UNESCO. It represents creative, passionate and innovative young leaders across Asia and the Pacific who use sport as a tool for positive social change in their communities.
The youth are in control. They design their own programmes, determine their own priorities and collectively, decide on the strategic direction of the Task Force. UNESCO supports the Task Force by providing opportunities for the members to promote and enhance their work by connecting with each other and with regional and global opportunities for growth and capacity building.
All programmes represented by the Task Force are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We are cultivating a community of young change-makers who are already making a big impact, by youth, with youth, for youth.
Additional information available at https://www.youthandsport.org/
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. In partnerhip with the International Olympic Committee, UN Women launched the Sport or Generation Equality initiative which aims to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in and through sport. The sports movement is invited to join the Initiative to accelerate progress on a set of common principles and aligned objectives that will harness the power of sport in making gender equality a reality within and through sport. Other initiatives have been taken by UN Women in collaboration with various sport governing bodies. The most relevant can be found here : https://www.unwomen.org/en/search-results?keywords=sport
The THF empowers refugees and displaced persons worldwide by training them in the sport and martial art of taekwondo. It supports them with necessary equipment, infrastructure and related educational programs teaching the values of Olympism and global citizenship. By doing so, it improves their quality of life in refugee camps and their future prospects as global citizens. In a secondary mission, the THF helps WT carry out its responsibility as an international federation. It offers WT members and clubs the opportunity to do good by donating to or volunteering for THF programs. The THF is the brainchild of World Taekwondo, or WT. The two organizations share the same president, Dr. Chungwon Choue; the WT supports the THF in some of its operations; and the two organizations share office space in Lausanne, Switzerland. However, the THF is not part of the WT. It is a charitable foundation established under Swiss law in April 2016. The two bodies, the THF and WT, are financially and organizationally independent. The THF was officially announced to the world in a speech to the UN Headquarters in New York by Dr. Choue on Sept. 21, 2015.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership. Millions of people are living, working and learning in LEED-certified buildings around the world.
The International Basketball Foundation (IBF) was founded in 2008 by FIBA, the International Basketball Federation. The Foundation is the social, educational and legacy arm of FIBA that addresses the role of sports and particularly basketball in society, preserving and promoting basketball’s values and its cultural heritage. Its main areas of activities are educational programmes for administrators, the management of FIBA’s archives, the establishment, housing and promotion of basketball's history and memorabilia as well as the FIBA Hall of Fame. It also owns and manages the House of Basketball, FIBA’s worldwide headquarters. The Foundation is active in fundraising and attracting and establishing a pool of donators. Mission
The World Sailing Trust is a global charity established to support sailing in all its forms. They work to promote participation and access, support young sailing athletes, and safeguard waters for future generations. The World Sailing Trust was set up by World Sailing to catalyse change. World Sailing, as the global governing body for the sport, is uniquely positioned to influence and affect change across the global sailing community, and will work with the World Sailing Trust to generate impact around the world. Using its collective influence, and working in partnership with individuals and organisations around the world, the World Sailing Trust has the opportunity to inspire greater participation across the globe and establish far-reaching partnerships to safeguard the future of sailing and our planet’s waters. The World Sailing Trust has closely aligned its goals with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda, both setting specific targets to be achieved by 2030.
The Green Blue is the joint environmental awareness programme created by the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine, established in 2005 at the Southampton Boat Show. As a boating community we enjoy getting out on the water and experiencing the beautiful environment around us. We therefore play an important role in helping to protect our marine and inland waters and safeguard the wildlife and habitats with which we share our boating environment. Our Aim: To inspire sustainable recreational boating for cleaner, healthier waters by: – Identifying and raising awareness of key environmental issues – Providing tailored information, guidance and an array of resources to support recreational boating in adopting and sharing best practice – Delivering environmental awareness talks, presentations, workshops, event stands, educational activities and instructor training – Discovering and raising awareness of more environmentally sustainable products and services – Working closely with government agencies and bodies such as DEFRA, Natural England and the Environment Agency – Developing partnerships and projects with other organisations, trusts, charities and businesses.