Six Special Olympics athletes attended the 12th Session of the UN Conference of States Parties to the CRPD and had various speaking opportunities to promote more inclusive policies and programming.
In 2020, the United Nations marks 75 years of working toward “peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet.” On United Nations Day, we celebrate the UN’s work with a look at some of the Special Olympics athlete leaders, from around the world, who have spoken before UN audiences throughout the years.1 Min Read
On the United Nation’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Special Olympics celebrates its partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation (Laureus).4 Min Read
In August 2013, the United Nations proclaimed 6 April to be the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. It is a global day to recognize “the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development.”1 Min Read
Every day of the year, fathers support, encourage and comfort us both on and off the pitch. That’s why Special Olympics and UNICEF Bulgaria joined forces recently to celebrate and reflect on the special role that fathers play.2 Min Read
The Revolution is Inclusion: First-ever Special Olympics athlete-led panel to convene at United Nations
Athlete leaders demand inclusion for all during 12th Session of the Conference of States Parties.3 Min Read
On Monday, June 10th, Special Olympics International, in partnership with the United Nations Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations will host a panel discussion at the United Nations in conjunction with the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.1 Min Read