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  • The initiative was launched in 2013
  • FIFA wants to advance human development and peace
  • You can follow the day using the  hashtag # IDSDP2018

To help underscore the vital role that sport can play in advancing human development and peace, FIFA will be joining other organizations tomorrow 6 April to celebrate and promote the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. United Nations.

Launched in 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly, this initiative aims to raise awareness of the contribution of sport and physical activity to education, development, health and peace. FIFA, as the governing body of world football, will promote this event on its social media, as well as highlight some of the sustainable development projects it is pursuing in partnership with the six confederations and its affiliates. 211 member associations.

Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary General :

“Football is a truly unique tool for empowering and bringing together people and communities around the world, and at FIFA we engage at all levels in partnerships with different organizations – including governments, NGOs and NGOs. the entire international football community – to try to channel the power of football and use it as a tool for social development and positive change.

Through our Forward Development program, as well as our ongoing work in the field of sustainable development, diversity and the fight against discrimination, we continue to play an active and decisive role in spreading football around the world. while ensuring that football contributes to sustainable development, education and peace in society. ”

For more information on FIFA’s development program, initiatives for diversity, sustainable development and anti-discrimination, please visit:

If you want to support the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, follow FIFA on one of its social media platforms using the hashtag # IDSDP2018 .

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