As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and things begin to slowly open up, the eighth edition of IDSDP celebrates the power of sport to rebuild the world.

As we continue to face multiple challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the way organisations plan to celebrate The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) in 2021 may be markedly different. Nonetheless, many sport and development actors continue to serve their communities against all the odds and have pivoted their work to contribute to response efforts. 

Sport activities and events have been particularly affected by the necessary health measures and restrictions imposed in countries around the world. Despite this challenge, IDSDP remains a great opportunity for the sport and development community to showcase the ways sport has been helping countries, communities, and individuals to navigate these challenging times and build back better.

A key theme for IDSDP 2021 is resilience and the need for sport to help societies build back better. This includes the need for vaccine equity which is part of the UN campaign for IDSDP.

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