International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Find out about the first UN observed day dedicated to sport and development. As facilitators for the community on the day, sportanddev brings you this space to provide some context, share advice on how to organise your own 6 April campaign and enable you to highlight your activities.

Celebrating 6 April

In August 2013, the United Nations General Assembly made the decision to proclaim 6 April the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The inaugural day provides recognition for the sport and development community and gives us the opportunity to promote and highlight sport's role in effecting positive change around the world.

Submit a brief online form to share your plans and a key message


Who's doing what

Find out how the sport and development sector is celebrating this day.


How to get involved

Highlight your activities, share a key message and read practical advice on campaigning for the day.

Five key messages

The UNOSDP highlights five key messages, presented in photographic form, to be shared on the day.

A bit about the history

All you need to know about the day and how it came about.