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NGO International Conference

NGO UNESCO Liaison committee - NGO International Conference

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace


In these challenging times, today more than ever, sport can contribute to peace by inspiring the respect of rules, enhancing determination and hope for the future.

As you know April6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is approaching and we strongly believe that this represents a propitious day to continue sending a message of global solidarity, respect of the rules and reinforce fraternity and cooperation.

This year Peace and Sport encourages everyone to honor this international day by getting mobilized digitally and using creativity. Webinars, photo contests, online tournaments, and #WhiteCard photos are all initiatives that can be set up everywhere to be part of this global and digital solidarity movement.

As a sign of your commitment, we invite you to participate in the #WhiteCard operation around April 6th.

As a reference to the yellow and the red card in the sporting world, since 2014 a #WhiteCard is a symbol representing the positive power of sport for peace and social inclusion. Behind each WhiteCard, there is a story: that’s the core message of the 2020 #WhiteCard campaign. It seeks to highlight and draw attention to the stories of individuals and beneficiaries who have been positively impacted by sport all around the globe on social media.

Below you will find further information  on the #WhiteCard campaign, a social media toolkit, some examples of meaningful stories, and some ideas to get mobilized digitally. For more detailed information, please visit the platform and register your initiative.

Digital mobilisation for the international day of sport for development and peace

Social media guide