The mission of the Global Sport for Youth (formerly called the Global Sport Fund) is to create reasonable opportunities for youth between the ages of 11 and 17 years in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and Central Europe, to use sport to help improve physical and mental health, reinfoce positive social skills, and enable them to make decisions that help them avoid the temptation of drug use and delinquency. A key outcome of this programme is for youth to use sport to fill spare time hours for the fun it brings, simultaneous with learning in after-school activities.
The following experimental E-Lecture on "Sport, violence and Crime Prevention" is a contribution to the promotion and implementation of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice standards and norms through which fairness in sport, law enforcement and crime prevention contribute to make the world safer from drugs, crime and terrorism.
The UNODC Global Sport Fund video illustrates how training of youth at risk may prevent their involvment in crime and drugs.
This movie documentary from the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Brazil, 2010) shows the practical importance of eight basic United Nations crime prevention principles.
Major international sports are always high stakes events... but they can all too easily turn into a security nightmare. UN Television travelled to the European Champions League soccer final to see how countries are working together to guarantee security at big events.
UN troops play an important peacekeeping role in the unstable Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. A Brazilian non-governmental organization is also promoting peace by teaching the martial art of "Capoeira" to youngsters in a tough neighbourhood of the city. See how crime prevention works in peacekeeping.