Due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of positive values, sport is ideally positioned to contribute towards the United Nations’ objectives for development and peace.
To raise awareness of this potential, 6 April was declared as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on 23 August 2013, by the UN General Assembly. The adoption of this Day signifies the increasing recognition by the UN of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development.
As governments voted on the establishment of the day, it receives wide recognition and ownership on an international scale. This proclamation is the result of collaboration between a number of different stakeholders, including the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), governments, non-governmental and multilateral organisations and the private sector.
In this webinar you will learn Why the SDGs are a key tool for communications and commercial partnerships; How international sports federations are delivering on the SDGs; What future plans are of the IOC and UN Commonwealth Secretariat on sport and SDG indicator implementation.
The Green Sport Alliance in conjunction with, e-Stewards, develops an updated E-Waste Program to provide guidelines and resources to reduce the environmental impacts of electronics for all sports facilities and organizations.
World Water Day is an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources
The International Day of Forests was established on the 21st day of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012. Each year, various events celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations.
International Mountain Day has its roots in the document “Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development” (called Chapter 13), adopted in 1992 as part of the action plan Agenda 21 of the Conference on Environment and Development. The increasing attention to the importance of mountains led the UN declare to 2002 the UN International Year of Mountains. The first international day was celebrated for the first time the following year, 2003.
Experts from United Nations (UN) agencies, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Sports Federations (IFs) will discuss the topic of "Achieving the SDGs through sport: partnerships and institutional responses for greater coherence and effectiveness".