UN Camp Sweden 2017 to kick off Monday April 3rd

The fourth edition of UN Camp Sweden will take place at Bosön Sports Center, just outside of Stockholm from 3-8 April, 2017.

UN Camp Sweden has a history in Sweden as an important training for youth leaders around the world who are united by their belief that sport can change lives. Cruyff Institute Sweden signed a 5 year agreement in 2013 to set up United Nations training programs in Sweden for these young leaders from around the world. 

The program was created as a response to the Millennium Development Goals and the belief that sport could play a vital role in achieving those goals. In 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created with an intergovernmental set of 17 aspiration Goals with 169 targets and the program now turns its attention to the SDGs in its framework.

Youth from around the world learn new skills and knowledge from leading organizations in sport for development and peace so they can return to their communities inspired and bursting with ideas on how to combine education and sport to make a positive impact on society. 

The third edition of UN Camp Sweden had a number of specific and exciting initiatives including a week devoted to gender, a Women's Leadership Roundtable "Leaders in sport make leaders in business" and more.

In 2017 UN Camp Sweden will feature:

  • Leaders from around the world who are high performers from previous UN Camps and leaders from Swedish sport for development projects.
  • Training's will be done on subjects such as leadership, creating role models, project management and more and will be undertaken by Youth Sport Trust, Fryshuset, UN Women and Play and Train.
  •  Leaders from Sweden and around the world will have the change to share ideas, learn from each other and inspire each other in their work.