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What are you doing on 6 April?


What are you doing on 6 April?

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016: with 6 April fast approaching, we ask you to share your plans with the community.

In August 2013, the United Nations announced that 6 April would be commemorated as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. For at least a decade, the use of sport in development had been gaining wider recognition due to the work of the sector in achieving and highlighting results.

UN agencies were among those increasingly using sport and the sector's advocacy helped secure the declaration of an international observance day. 6 April, the anniversary of the opening of the first modern Olympics, in Athens in 1896, was chosen.

The first two IDSDPs were celebrated enthusiastically by the sport and development community. Events took place around the world. The sector now has the chance to reflect on the experience of two IDSDPs to do even better this year.

For the last two years, has helped the sector use the IDSDP as a platform to highlight its work. This year will be no different. In anticipation of the launch of our IDSDP 2016 section, we invite you to contribute information on your activities for publication on

Guidelines for submissions
To share your activities, please complete one or both of the following forms:

Submissions will be collected and the first ones we receive will be published when we launch the new IDSDP 2016 section of the website at the beginning of March. The Operating Team will review your submission and post it on the “Who’s doing what” page within the section. Those of you who can write in both English and French are encouraged to fill in both forms, to make the information more widely accessible.

Please attach a photo, photo credit and caption with your submission. Photos should be an image that represents how you are celebrating the day.

Finally, if you have a website or event page you would like to share with the community, please include the link in your submission.


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Paul Hunt


Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 01:00