United Through Sports 2020 World Conference

The opening ceremony of the 2020 United Through Sports World Virtual Youth Festival has been applauded by many for the innovative initiative to give opportunity for youth and to promote inclusion, equality, non-discrimination and peace promotion

While the youth already started competing in the different events under the patronage of the IOC, IPC, and SOI, the world conference was opened by the Minister of Tourism and Sport of Thailand. He thanked United Through Sports for hosting this event from Thailand to the world, he further thanked all the participating organisations and the youth.

A wide range of speakers gave their view on many important topics and importantly sent a united message to and for the youth of the world under the “One spirit one heart” slogan. Over the next days 8 different panels will be hosted discussing important topics from: Inclusivity and Non-discrimination in Sport, Sport Towards Peace Promotion, Sport as a Human Right, Millennials for The Future, Safeguarding of The Youth, Fair Play in Sport, Athletes United and Sport Leaders United.

Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports

Mohammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Ban Ki-Moon, 8th UN Secretary General

Prince Albert II Monaco, IOC Member

Andrew Parsons, President, IPC

Francesco Ricci Bitti, President, ASOIF

Mary Davis, CEO, SOI

Oleg Matytsin, President, FISU

HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, IOC Executive Board Member

Raffaele Chiulli, President SA/GAISF

Chungwon Choue, President, WT/THF

Stephan Fox, President, UTS

Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, IOC Member

Programme to the event

All panels and times can be seen and watched at the UTS website Facebook and YouTube.