International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

6th April is the United Nations’ International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), a day that signifies the UN’s recognition of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development (IDSDP website).

“Sport has become a world language, a common denominator that breaks down all the walls, all the barriers. It is a worldwide industry whose practices can have widespread impact. Most of all, it is a powerful tool for progress and for development.”

– Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General 

The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace has launched the campaign, “Let’s play for Sustainable Development Goals,” for this year’s Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The campaign,

…will encourage organisations and individuals who carry out SDP initiatives to take a picture or a short video of their team or beneficiaries with a SDG card that best describes their activity. A printable kit of SDG cards are made available on UNOSDP Facebook page. Individuals and/or organisation are invited to share their pictures or video on Twitter/Facebook pages, with the corresponding hashtags of the chosen goals (e.g. #iplayforSDG1, #iplayforSDG10…) and the hashtags #iplayforSDGs and #idsdp2016.

For more information on this year’s campaign, watch the video below, or head to the IDSDP website, here.


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