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Current Affairs 6th April 2021: Date, Theme, and Importance of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

6th April, 2021 Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Tue, 06 Apr 2021 11:58 AM IST
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On April 6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is observed. As the name implies, the day is commemorated to honor sports' positive contributions to long-term growth and the promotion of human rights. In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 67/296, which defined the day.

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The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2021 is an opportunity for people to recognize the importance of sports in countries, people's lives, building resilience, and recovering from the global pandemic. There will be no physical celebration since the novel coronavirus has affected the entire planet. People who are passionate about sports and believe in the spirit of the day, on the other hand, will commemorate the day by participating in online activities. Fans are also encouraged to spread the day's spirit on social media by using the hashtags #OnlyTogether and #SportDay.

The Department of Global Communications, in partnership with the World Health Organization, DESA, and the co-chairs of the Community of Friends of Sport for Sustainable Development in New York, Qatar, and Monaco, has agreed to hold this year's theme of recovery from the pandemic, the value of equity in that recovery, and what is needed to rebuild better for a more resilient and equitable future.
Reaffirming the role of sport in the recovery from the pandemic and beyond; promoting equality, cohesion, culture, and team spirit in response to the pandemic; encouraging healthy behaviors through physical activity and building emotional wellbeing, and inspiring optimism through sporting analogies are among the other relevant agenda items for the day.

On this occasion, sports analogies such as "achieving success by teamwork" and "using a level playing field" may be encouraged. This will assist in strengthening the day's spirit. Furthermore, on this day, organizations and individuals should talk about teamwork, which is not only important in sports but also in rebuilding the world in the post-pandemic period.
 

Objectives

The messaging for the 2021 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace aim to:
  • Foster equity, cohesion, culture, and team spirit in response to the pandemic – Reaffirm the role of sport in the recovery from the pandemic and beyond
  • Promote optimism through sporting analogies and encourage healthy behaviors through physical activity and mental wellbeing.

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