Athletes United for Peace has served as a member of the United Nations team of non governmental organizations (NGOs) since 1998. The selection was based on AUP’s many years of work using athletes to promote peace through sports to constituencies in the United States and abroad.
Through information technology and digital media, AUP regularly disseminates key information on United Nations programs and initiatives via the internet and news media. As an NGO member with the UN's Department of Public Information (DPI), AUP is regularly involved with various programs and initiatives sponsored by NGO Commission on the Status of Women, UNICEF and UNESCO's Office of Sports Development.
image: 2012-04-12 World Harmony Run - United Nation. Dr. Phillip Shinnick - holding torch