The UNITED WORLD GAMES are more than a tournament. The Games are counted among Europe’s finest and most popular youth sports events, attracting thousands of young people from all across the globe year after year.
The UWG are an annual major event under the patronage of the UNESCO, which has been growing and developing ever since its inaugural edition in the year of 2005. Over the years however, the United World Games have transcended the event and turned into a global movement and community on top of it. UWG is emblematic for the many positive values and dimensions attached to sport: respect, fairplay, responsibility, cooperation, teamwork, exchange and friendship, exercise and health.
The heart of the UWG are international friendship and cultural exchange through sports. Each and every one of our participants – be it former or future, be it as a player, a coach, a volunteer or a referee – is part of the UWG family.
We connect the youth of the world through sport as their common passion. The unique atmosphere of the UWG creates unforgettable moments for our participants, while at the same time the Games provide a platform to meet and get to know people from different parts of the world, making new friends and building contacts and networks for exchange. The enjoyment of sport and the open-minded encounter of cultures are the core of the Games.
Besides the tournaments an extensive side program provides fun and entertainment for all participants. The combination of great state-of-the-art venues such as Klagenfurt’s EURO 2008 Stadium (as so called “Players Town” the center of the Games), the gorgeous location in the midst of Carinthia’s stunningly beautiful lakeland scenery and the international character of the major event adds up to a unique flair and offers our participants the perfect mix of sports, exchange, adventure and vacation.
JUNE 20 – 23, 2024 IN KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA