The Jigoro Kano Memorial International Sport Institute cosigning with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has successfully completed the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) Youth Leadership Camp in Tokyo between January 20th and 30, 2014. This project was created by UNOSDP and has been ongoing since its first Camp in January of 2012. This Camp is conducted in collaboration with not only UNOSDP, but with other related organizations as well.
Tokyo hosted the 8th UNOSDP YLC, which was also the first Camp of 2014. Up to date, there has been 3 Camps in 2012, and 4 in 2013 in the following countries: Qatar, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Korea. The 8th Camp specifically targeted participants from the Asia region, inviting 30 participants (one Japanese) to Tokyo at the National Institution for Youth Education National Olympics Memorial Youth Center for a ten day leadership training. Collaborating with the UNOSDP, we were able to include some unique experiences from Japan, such as radio calisthenics, school sport club activities and introduction to other Japanese culture. A session from the Japan Anti-Doping Agency was also conducted on the topic of fair play and anti-doping education.
This Camp will hopefully act as a positive catalyst and impactful first step in the field of sports for development to follow in the next six years leading up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
More details on the 8th UNOSDP YLC can be found below:
Youtube video of the 8th YLC
8th UNOSDP YLC Report(English)
8th UNOSDP YLC Report(in Japanese)