𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐭 is the global theme for the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2023.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), which takes place annually on 6 April, presents an opportunity to recognize the positive role sport and physical activity play in communities and in people’s lives across the globe.
From empowering women and girls, young people, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups to advancing health, sustainability, and education objectives, sport offers tremendous potential for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for promoting peace and human rights. The United Nations has long recognized the power and universality of sport, using it to unite individuals and groups through supporting sport for development efforts, participating in events from the global to the grassroots level, and developing its own sports-related campaigns and initiatives.
You can see the discussions that took place at yesterday at UN Headquarters in New York focusing on three main themes: sustainability and climate action, gender equality, and the fight against racism and hate speech.