April 6 in the United Nations International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace.
Sport has proven to be a cost-effective and flexible tool in promoting peace and development objectives. Since the inception of the Millennial Development Goals in 2000, sport has played a vital role in enhancing each of the eight goals, a fact which has been recognized in numerous Resolutions of the General Assembly.
“Sport is also an important enabler of sustainable development. We recognize the growing contribution of sport to the realization of development and peace in its promotion of tolerance and respect and the contributions it makes to the empowerment of women and of young people, individuals and communities as well as to health, education and social inclusion objectives.“
Taken from the United Nations website.
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