Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition

Intergovernmental Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council Under ECOSOC Resolution 2003/212 Dated 5th of March 2003.
Designated by the United Nations Economic & SocialCouncil (ECOSOC) Under Rule 79 of the Rules Procedure for continuing participation in the deliberations of the council on questions within the Scope of their Activities


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Remigio Maradona

Como un niño pequeño que fue infligido por la enfermedad del Polio, puedo identificarme con la alegría experimentada y compartida por los jóvenes y las personas con discapacidad cuando hacen realidad sus sueños de jugar al fútbol y salir como un verdadero campeón, no sólo en el juego, pero también en la vida.
[As a little child that was inflicted by Polio, I can empathize with the joy experienced and shared by the young and the disabled when they realize their dreams to play football and come out as a real champion not only in the game but also in life.] – REMIGIO MARADONA

H.E. Ambassador Remigio M. Maradona, Secretary-General-IIMSAM, stated:
I perceive CAMP MARADONA® as a potent tool to initiate grassroots empowerment processes through Football- the most popular sport in the world. The societal participation in the programme manifests the will of the people to incorporate Spirulina in the sustainable development agenda and the inclusion of football as a powerful medium to empower the youth that are the future leaders of the country. The initiatives in the Republic of Kenya are IIMSAM’s maiden enterprise and I urge the international community to come forward and support the endeavour of IIMSAM to eradicate malnutrition, achieve food security and bridge the health divide through Spirulina especially in the developing countries; and through CAMP MARADONA® to recognise and utilise the potential of sport not only to empower youth but also to affect a positive change in societies worldwide.

Remigio Maradona with Dr. Wilfred Limke

IIMSAM’s Secretary-General H.E. Ambassador Remigio Maradona with Dr. Wilfred Limke, UN Secretary General’s Adviser on Sports for Peace and Development
“Sport has a unique ability to unite us, and to show us what we have in common.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in remarks at “kick-off” to the World Cup” event, New York, 09 June 2014
Firmly believing in the principle of partnerships to realize the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the potential of sports in securing peace and development, IIMSAM explored possible avenues of cooperation when its Secretary-General H.E Amb. Remigio M. Maradona met with H.E. Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, on Friday, the 27th of June 2008. IIMSAM’s CAMP MARADONA Against Malnutrition, Global Sports for Peace and Development programme initiative that has a special priority for the Developing and the Least Developed Countries recognizes the fundamental right of every human being to sports which is essential for the full development of one’s personality. IIMSAM’s affirmative action programme CAMP MARADONA alongside providing food fortification through Spirulina to counter malnutrition also envisions providing value based education to children and the marginalized and vulnerable through the medium of sports across the globe.

IIMSAM’s CAMP MARADONA is an extension of Football4Peace, a programme that was conceptualized and developed by H.E. Amb. Remigio Maradona for WAFUNIF the official Alumni Association of UN System in the year 2001. CAMP MARADONA is endorsed and supported by its goodwill ambassadors from across the world like eminent footballer Diego Maradona, footballer Eric Wynalda and Olympian Peter Rono among others.

H.E. Mr. Wilfried Lemke
H.E. Mr. Wilfried Lemke