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United Nations Commmission


Purpose/Goal

The purpose of the World Leisure Organization's United Nations Commission (herein after the Commission) is to align and link the efforts of the World Leisure Organization to affirm, complement and support the work/activities of the United Nations System, particularly the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) project.

The Commission will reach out to different segment of the world’s organizations, including different entities within the UN system such as UNICEF, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, Human right Commission, UN-NGO Committees in Europe and New York, etc – all of which work on different aspect of social, cultural, and economic developmental issues. Now that WLO affirm and support the MDGs, the need for practical engagement and re-thinking leisure as a tool to meet some of these MDGs is more than ever critical.


Engaging UN entities, while promoting the use of leisure, is essential for the potential inclusion of leisure into global policy making. This cannot only be done through publication of series of articles or books on leisure (in fact most UN officials don’t even know what leisure is all about nor where to access and how to interpret such information). As such, the Commission will bring leisure to the forefront of the policy making forums, at UN sessions, to activiely engage global policy makers into discussion about the role of leisure in improving the human condition.


Membership

Current members of World Leisure may indicate their interest in the United Nations Commission by e-mailing the World Leisure Secretariat at secretariat@worldleisure.org. Former members and other non-members may join World Leisure and indicate their interest on the website at www.worldleisure.org. Members of the World Leisure Organization may become active in the Commission by contacting the Chair, Abubakarr Jalloh, at jalloh@worldleisure.org.




We Foster Inquiry

Research and scholarship to discover the personal and social potentialities of leisure experiences.

We Engage in Informed Advocacy

By advocating for conditions optimizing leisure experiences: legislation, infastructure, leadership and programming.