On Sunday 6 April, the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace will take place worldwide.
This day is a major event for all those working to build peace and development through sport.
Across the globe, 6 April is already gaining huge momentum:
A historic tribute to actors for peace and sport, backed by:
- The UN
- International sports federations
- Olympic Committees
- NGOs and grassroots associations
- The general public
- Sporting greats such as Sergey Bubka, Paula Radcliffe and Hicham El Guerrouj
A fantastic array of projects:
- From huge sporting events like the Milan Marathon,
- To debates and conferences,
- Tournaments and sports demonstrations,
- And symbolic actions, each brimming with flair and originality
The International University of Monaco supports the peace through sport movement by educating students. The MA in Sustainable Peace through Sport program will lead to the genesis of a body of “Engineers of Peace through Sport” capable of making peace through sport become a reality.
As HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco said: “Sport has a unique and irreplaceable capacity to unite people, going far beyond ethnic, religious or social differences. I am convinced that sport can be at the long-term service of peace”
On 23 August 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
This day will be celebrated each year by UN Member States and other partner organizations to honour the role that sport plays in society, whether by encouraging healthier lifestyles, making sport more widely accessible or using sport as a vehicle for development in areas made vulnerable by conflict, poverty and inequality.
This decision marks an historic step in recognizing sport as a tool for development and peace.
If you would like more information about this program, please look on our website: www.monaco.edu
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