International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
‘Sport has the power to help develop the potential of individuals, communities and nations. It encourages personal growth, is a major force in eliminating gender barriers and can build bridges across lines that might otherwise divide. Sport nurtures society by creating a culture in which fundamental values such as equality, the acceptance of rules, mutual respect and fairness are appreciated.’ Ban Ki-Moon, 2015.
In 2013, under the leadership of the International Olympic Committee, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the 6th of April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.