April 6: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) 2016 was observed across the world on 6 April 2016.
On the occasion of the IDSDP 2016, the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) launched a campaign Let’s play for Sustainable Development Goals. The campaign seeks to 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.
About International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
• On 23 August 2013, the UN proclaimed that the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace will be celebrated on April 6 each year.
• April 6 also marks the opening of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.
• This day is commemorated globally each year by international, regional, national sport and development organizations to honour the role that sport plays in society.
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Where: Across the world
When: 6 April 2016