International Day of Sport for Development and Peace which is also know as IDSDP is going to celebrate on 6 April 2024. The date commemorates the inauguration of the first Olympic Games of the modern era, in Athens (Greece) in 1896. On 23 August 2013, the United Nations General Assembly approved the establishment of an International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
The global theme of IDSDP 2024 is, Securing a Sustainable and Peaceful Future for All: The Contribution of Sport. The theme gives the Day’s commemorations an opportunity to advocate the use of sport as a tool for advancing human rights and sustainable development.
Objectives of the IDSDP
- Promote sport (and physical activities more generally) as a universal language, and as a unique tool for education, for youth development, and for achieving broader peace building objectives.
- Recognise the various initiatives being carried out by the International Olympic Committee and Olympic Movement concerning Sport for Peace and Development.
- To reaffirm the place of Sports in the Recovery from the pandemic and beyond.
- To support equity, solidarity, community and team spirit in response to the pandemic.
IDSDP Theme 2024
The global theme of IDSDP 2022 is, “Securing a Sustainable and Peaceful Future for All: The Contribution of Sport,” which creates an opportunity for the Day’s celebrations to promote the use of sport as a tool to advance human rights and sustainable development.
The adoption of this Day signifies the increasing recognition by the UN of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development.
Creating a historical link to the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, 6 April was declared the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2013, and has been celebrated each year since 2014.
Everyone can play their part to help the movement gain momentum. FIS encourages its stakeholders to mobilize for IDSDP, celebrated on April 6th, around the theme “Sport is an answer, raise your #WhiteCard”.
To participate, take a picture of yourself while holding a white card, register your story on the www.April6.org platform and share it on all your social networks using the hashtag #WhiteCard and the tag @peaceandsport.