International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 6 April
அமைதி மற்றும் வளர்ச்சிக்கான சர்வதேச விளையாட்டு தினம் ஏப்ரல் 6
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 6 April 2018
The United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim on 6 April as "International Day of Sport for Development and Peace."
- This date commemorates the inauguration, in 1896, of the first Olympic games of the modern era, in Athens (Greece)
- Sport has historically played an important role in all societies, be it in the form of competitive sport, physical activity or play. But one may wonder: what does sport have to do with the United Nations? In fact, sport presents a natural partnership for the United Nations (UN) system.
Sport as a Fundamental Right
- The right of access to, and participation in, sport and play has long been recognised in a number of international conventions. In 1978, UNESCO described sport and physical education as a "fundamental right for all." But until today, the right to play and sport has too often been ignored or disrespected.
Sport as a Powerful Tool
- Sport has a unique power to attract, mobilize and inspire. Sport plays a significant role as a promoter of social integration and economic development in different geographical, cultural and political contexts. Sport is a powerful tool to strengthen social ties and networks, and to promote ideals of peace, fraternity, solidarity, non-violence, tolerance and justice.