21 August 2020
“I am happy to further contribute to strengthening of peace and safety through sports activities by expanding cooperation between peoples in the field of education, science and culture. I am sure that it is sport and the Olympic ideals that are a powerful mechanism for the further life improvement and society development,” said Sergey Bubka.
Among his activities aimed at building a better world through sport, the UNESCO Ambassador gives priority to the promotion of sports and physical activity for the formation of healthy nation; support and conduct of educational and publishing activities on Olympic education and science; creation and preservation of the Olympic heritage; gender equality issues and more.
UNESCO Champions for Sport are outstanding personalities in the world of sports. It is a cohort of top athletes, who spread UNESCO's ideas around the world. They reflect UNESCO's concern for raising the importance of physical culture and sports in order to build a better future for the younger generation.
Currently, the list of UNESCO Champions for Sport includes 15 persons.