On the 23 August 2013, at the UN headquarters in New York, on the UN General Assembly declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) – a decision that represented a historic step in recognizing the transformative power of sport and its great potential in advancing positive social change.The Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace commemorates this day every year through utilizing sport for social change and development with the endeavour to inspire increased physical activity, movement, youth engagement, and policy changes with respect to Sport Development and Peace.
Our goal is to make sport more accessible to all. We believe that sport can serve as a vehicle for development, conflict resolution, reduction of poverty and addressing issues of social inequality.
IDSDP is celebrated all over the world, and we would like to know how you are contributing to social change through sport this year. Let us know by dropping your comments on this post. Together, we can make a difference.
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This space is made available to all important role players in sport, development and peace, including civil society such as NGOs and sport federations, governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector as well as specific groups, such as the youth, coaches, researchers, volunteers, educators, vulnerable groups and sport and development practitioners.
The Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization engaged in sport, development and peace and promotes Universal and Olympic values of friendship, joy of effort, fair play, respect, excellence and balance of body, spirit, will and mind as well as interdependence, sharing, love, tolerance, equality amongst others.
Development and Peace through Sport
The Foundation supports Development, Universal and Olympic Values
To contribute to the understanding and promotion/advancement of sport as a tool for development, social change and peace through advocacy, education/training, community engagement and high quality research AND to the understanding, appreciation and application of Universal and Olympic values to advance the physical, social and economic development and well-being of our communities, to support and contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2030)
Specifically, the Foundation drives activities in the achievement of:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
The Foundation supports and promotes the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, through its endeavours through education, training, youth engagement and development, community outreach projects, social responsibility, and scientific research.
The Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace advocates for the Universal and Olympic Values.
We out this into practice in all our endeavours, especially in facilitating The Olympic Values Education Programme, which is designed to benefit youth from all walks of life, and all levels of athletic ability and interest.
As an organization, we are engaged in sport, development and peace and promotes Universal and Olympic values of friendship, joy of effort, fair play, respect, excellence and balance of body, spirit, will and mind as well as interdependence, sharing, love, tolerance, equality amongst others.