April 6, 2019
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is an annual celebration held on April 6th to celebrate the power of sport which positively impacts social change, community development and foster peace. This date commemorates the inaugural modern day Olympic Games in 1896 and was selected by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2013 and has been celebrated each year since 2014.
The IOC has been supportive of this initiative and continues to support it based on the values and roles it has on the positive contribution to social change, human and economic development and to foster peace around the world.
- Individual development
- Health promotion and disease prevention
- The promotion of gender equality
- Social integration and the development of social capital
- Peace building and conflict prevention/resolution
- Post-disaster/trauma relief and normalisation of life
- Economic development
- Communication and social mobilisation
To learn more about International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) visit https://www.un.org/en/events/sportday/.
The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 62-member nations and holds five World Championships: Men’s Lacrosse World Championship; Under-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championship; Men’s World Indoor Lacrosse Championship; Women’s Lacrosse World Championship; and Under-19 Women’s Lacrosse World Championship. Each event is held on a quadrennial basis. The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.