Launch of Partnership between the Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA) and UNESCO

Youth Drive Change

TAFISA and UNESCO officially join forces with a partnership launch event during the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum. Gathering more than 200 youth delegates, observers, panelists and journalists, the event will be led by Mr Wolfgang Baumann, Secretary General of TAFISA, and Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.

Within the framework of UNESCO’s global priority Africa, the Organization’s partnership with TAFISA leverages the natural affinity between youth and sport to promote peace and development. In particular, the partnership will jointly establish an African network of peer-educated volunteers to promote inclusion, socialization and socio-economic stability.

The launch of this new partnership is a tangible opportunity to progress objectives related to gender equality and youth engagement through sport, illustrating the main theme of the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum, “How Youth Drive Change”, in action.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 20.10.2011 12:00 local time
End 20.10.2011 12:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Mclennan, Nancy
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Nancy McLennan,
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Salle Pas Perdus
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 7th UNESCO Youth Forum
Link 2 Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA)
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