April 6 is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

The General Assembly of the United Nations has chosen to dedicate the whole day of April 6 to the beauty of sport, not only as a training tool, but as a vehicle for collective development and peace between individuals who are also very different from each other. .

April 6 is a very important day celebrated globally and dedicated to the beauty of sports. Physical exercise not only designed for simple well-being and a healthy form, but as a real vector of development for old and new generations, as well as a symbol of peace and tolerance between individuals with different habits, customs and also very different needs. of each of them. Because sport is development of the individual but also advancement and mutual progress of the whole community.

When creating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, celebrated annually on April 6, was established in 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly. The reason for this choice? The UN has chosen to devote an entire day to sport not only to recognize the positive effects on the physical and mental health of individuals, committed to following a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly, but above all to make known the power of sport. as a guide to social change for community development, to promote peace and equality between individuals of vastly different nationality and rank. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is celebrated on April 6 in a non-random choice. This date corresponds to the opening of the first Olympic Games of the modern era, organized in Athens in 1896.

The power of sport as a discipline capable of uniting

It is a much more intrinsic meaning, the one that is therefore hidden behind the United Nations’ desire to devote 24 hours to sport and the effects it has on the community. Sport is a true symbol of the bond between peoples, to be celebrated not only during the different editions of the Olympic Games, but also with a day specifically dedicated each year, to raise awareness among the public of each country and nationality, making them more aware of the sporting activity as a moment of sharing and personal and social fulfillment. “Sport is a powerful tool, capable of promoting social integration and economic development in different geographical, cultural and political contexts, as well as disseminating ideals and fundamental values ​​such as peace, brotherhood, solidarity, non-violence, tolerance and justice”. This is the message launched by the Italian Department of Sports on its official website in commemoration of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6 and to highlight the values ​​of sport that can increase the desire to team up, but also to establish relationships with others with loyalty and respect, and then to pass on these precious teachings also in the beauty of daily life.


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