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Online Campaign: #PlayforGlobalGoals

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Online Campaign: #PlayforGlobalGoals

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is launching an online campaign to promote sport for unity and inclusion. Deadline to participate: 2 April 2018

On the occasion of the 2018 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April, the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is launching an online campaign to celebrate the growing contribution of sport to development and peace through the promotion of tolerance, respect, empowerment of women and youth, health, education and social inclusion.

The online campaign #PlayforGlobalGoals seeks to encourage individuals and organisations who support or carry out sport for development and peace activities to participate in the commemoration of the International Day. Specifically, it invites individuals and organisations to share a picture on social media that represents for them the “power of sport to promote peace, unity and social inclusion”.

The campaign will contribute to building unity among nations and peoples, following the UN Secretary-General’s call to make 2018 “a year for unity.”

The campaign will focus especially on sport’s contribution to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 10 on reducing inequalities by promoting initiatives that include vulnerable groups, such as older persons and persons with disabilities.

How to participate?

  1. Take a photo that shows your initiative, event, project or community where sport brings people together in a positive way to promote peace, unity and inclusion.
  2. Send it to, including information on the activity shown, such as location, occasion and a brief description of the project or event, as well as photo credit.
  3. Share your photo on social media with the hashtags #PlayforGlobalGoals and #IDSDP2018.

UNDESA DSPD will select the best photos to be posted on our social media channels, highlighting what the UN and players all around the world do to harness the power of sport. Submitted photos should have a resolution of at least 300 DPI. Please note that by means of submission, you agree for your photos to be posted on United Nations social media channels and websites.

Deadline for submission: 2 April 2018


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