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International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace

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The International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace aims to bring goodwill and positive social outcomes through sporting achievements.

Local names

NameLanguage
International Day of Sport for the Development of PeaceEnglish
Día Internacional de Deportes para el Desarrollo de la PazSpanish
יום הספורט בינלאומי לפיתוח ושלוםHebrew
اليوم الدولي للرياضة من أجل التنمية والسلامArabic
개발 및 평화를위한 스포츠의 국제 날Korean
Internationaler Tag des Sports für Entwicklung und FriedenGerman

International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015
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April 6 is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace, which recognizes the power of sport in promoting peace and erasing cultural barriers worldwide.

Sport is a positive way of achieving goodwill, healthy competition and cooperation across all cultures.

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Celebrate International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace

The International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace promotes healthy lifestyles and emphasizes the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) focus on giving as many people as possible access to sport. It is day when some of the world’s leading sportspeople work together with communities to bring sporting opportunities to enrich lives, particularly children.

Public life

International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace is a global observance and not a public holiday.

About International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace

The IOC and the UN have a long-standing commitment to using sport as a tool for social change and have worked together on many projects over the years. Both organizations have used sporting events, such as the Olympic Games, to bridge cultural understanding and improve education, health, economic and social development.

On August 23, 2013, the UN proclaimed that the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace would be celebrated on April 6 each year. This date also marks the opening of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.

International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
SunApr 62014International Day of Sport for the Development of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
MonApr 62015International Day of Sport for the Development of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
WedApr 62016International Day of Sport for the Development of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
ThuApr 62017International Day of Sport for the Development of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
FriApr 62018International Day of Sport for the Development of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
SatApr 62019International Day of Sport for the Development of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
MonApr 62020International Day of Sport for the Development of PeaceUnited Nations observance 
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