- FIFA to celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
- Held on 6 April, it was launched by United Nations in 2013
- Used to raise awareness of sport's contribution to society and promoting peace
As football’s world governing body, FIFA will promote the day across FIFA social channels, as well as highlighting some of the development and sustainability projects it is carrying out in partnership with its 211 member associations and the six confederations to showcase the positive role that football plays in promoting education, human development and peace.
Speaking about FIFA’s ongoing work in development and sustainability, Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary General said: “Football is a truly unique and special tool that empowers and unites people and communities around the world. At FIFA, we are committed to working in partnership with organisations at all levels – including governments, NGOs and the entire football community – to try and harness the power of football and use it as a tool for positive social development and change.
“Through our flagship development programme – FIFA Forward – as well as our ongoing work in sustainability, diversity and anti-discrimination, FIFA is continuing to play an active and significant role in bringing the game to more people around the world, as well as ensuring that football continues to make an active contribution to sustainable development, education and peace in society.”
For more information on FIFA’s development programmes or initiatives in the field of sustainability, diversity and anti-discrimination, please visit: social media platforms and use the hashtag #IDSDP2018.