Hums and Wolff IDSDP

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  • 1. Power of Sport and the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace Mary Hums University of Louisville & Eli Wolff Brown University

2. 2013 IDSDP Resolution The UN General Assembly declared the 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace in late August 2013. The adoption of this day signifies the increasing recognition by the United Nations of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development. 3. 2007 Concept Note (1) An International Day of Sport is essential to preserve and sustain the legacy of the United Nations International Year of Sport and Physical Education to ensure that the communities worldwide continue to consider sports vital role in social, political and cultural development. (2) Although sport currently crosses international boundaries on a daily basis, an International Day uniquely devoted to the celebration of sport would provide a distinct forum for the international community to acknowledge and reflect on its role in civil society. (3) An International Day of Sport would encourage the infusion of sport into other International Days, including: International Womens Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Health Day, International Youth Day, International Day of Disabled Persons, and Human Rights Day. 4. 2007 Concept Note (4) An International Day of Sport would provide an opportunity to build upon the model of the Olympic Truce resolution that has been developed by the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). (5) Given the recent momentum of sport throughout the world in a local, national, and international capacity, an International Day of Sport would provide many non- governmental organizations a unified opportunity to raise awareness for their causes. (6) It is hoped that an International Day of Sport will be observed through education, celebration, and public awareness to acknowledge the many ways in which sport promotes social and cultural development. 5. ICSSPE Special Issue 6. Stakeholder Group Beyond Sport BlazeSports Carribean Sport Development Agency IAPESGW ICSSPE ICSSPE International Olympic Committee International Paralympic Committee IWG Women & Sport Laureus Sports for Good Foundation Magic Bus National Consortium for Academics and Sports Peace and Sport PeacePlayers International Right to Play Special Olympics International Sport Matters SportAccord SportAccord SportandDev Platform Streetfootballworld TAFISA UNDP UNESCO UNOSDP WomenWin 7. Peace & Sport -- April6.org april6.org, created by Peace and Sport, is a platform for expression and promotion aimed at highlighting the initiatives being led for april6 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. This day is a unique opportunity to mobilize, unite, encourage and bring to light projects for peace and development through sport. 8. UNOSDP 5 Messages Power of Sport to Promote Respect and Dialogue Enhance Life Skills of Children and Youth Include Everyone, Regardless of Abilities Improve Physical and Mental Health Advance Gender Equality 9. IDSDP Poster Contest Call to action for Schools & Students Around the World & Anyone Can Participate!! Create a poster and a message for the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6th Power of Sport Promote Respect and Dialogue Enhance Life Skills of Children and Youth Include Everyone, Regardless of Abilities Improve Physical and Mental Health Advance Gender Equality #IDSDP #IDSDP2014 10 Posters selected for recognition by global panel of Sport for Development and Peace Stakeholders Deadline April 30, 2014 10. IDSDP Impact Assessment Number of events Number of people involved Number of countries Policy development Media coverage 11. This new commemoration on the international calendar will further promote the value of sport as a catalyst for development and peace. Wilfried Lemke Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace 12. Questions? Mary Hums University of Louisville & Eli Wolff Brown University