#IDSDP2016 How Sport Can Have a Positive Role in Social Change

#IDSDP2016 How Sport Can Have a Positive Role in Social Change

The United Nations (UN) has declared April 6th the 2016 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, to encourage the world to celebrate sport as a powerful weapon in tackling worldwide issues such as poverty, inequality, and hunger.

The UN’s 2016 digital campaign, “Let’s Play for the Sustainable and Development Goals,” expanded its original 8 goals to 17 in an effort to promote tolerance, respect, and empowerment of women, young people, individuals and communities as well as health, education and social inclusion.

The United Nations SDG’s

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Live Below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace and Justice Strong Institions
  • Partnerships for the Goals
  • Who do you play for?

    Sport for Peace and Unity

    Rwanda footballer Eric Murangwa shares his incredible story and takes us on a journey to his home country to show how sport has become a “special pillar” of peace and empowerment.

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