Kazakh boxer Serik Sapiyev to be named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Sport (2013-2015)

Serik Sapiyev © Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Serik Sapiyev signing autographs for young fans on 12 November 2012 in Astana (Kazakhstan)

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will designate the famous Kazakh boxer Mr Serik Sapiyev as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Sport for a two-year period (2013-2015). This title will be bestowed upon Mr Sapiyev in recognition of his commitment to promoting education and sport programmes in favour of young people in Kazakhstan, his charitable activities, and his dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization.
Mr Serik Sapiyev is a two-time world champion and a winner of the London Olympic Games 2012. The professional career of Mr Sapiyev is marked by the gold medals in the prestigious international competitions, which took place in Zhuhai (China) in 2009, in Guangzhou (China) in 2010, in Chicago (USA) in 2007, in Mianyang City (China) in 2005, and obviously, London Olympic Games in 2012.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 24.08.2013 10:00 local time
End 24.08.2013 11:00 local time
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Focal point Pashayev, Fuad
Contact Fuad Pashayev (f.pashayev@unesco.org)
Country Kazakhstan
City Astana
Venue Press Hall of Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan)
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Russian
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Official Website UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
Link 1 Welterweight boxing champion Serik Sapiyev becomes UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Sport (UNESCOPRESS)
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