Celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6
On April 6 the International Sports community will once again celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP).
On April 6 the International Sports community will once again celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). Established by the United Nations General Assembly and the International Olympic Committee, April6 recognizes the role that sport plays in society and its power to foster dialogue, understanding, social inclusion and peace.
The WKF is encouraging all the members of the Karate family to continue playing a fundamental role in social development by transmitting the educational values of sport. Share all your meaningful stories of individuals and communities who overcome challenges thanks to sport.
We, therefore, encourage you to join the WKF in celebrating April6 by:
- Publishing information about the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and the #WhiteCard symbol on your website
- Gathering meaningful stories from athletes, coaches and all your national entourage and registering them on the dedicated april6.org platform along with a #WhiteCard picture.
Organize a dedicated digital or real project/event. (ex: Webinar, April6 ZOOM meeting inviting everybody to participate and make a presentation of April6 and Role Models to share their “story behind”, group relay video etc.).
Please make sure to share all these stories with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a reference to the yellow and the red card in the sporting world, since 2014 a #WhiteCard is a symbol, created by the organization Peace and Sport, representing the positive power of sport for peace and social inclusion.
The core message of the 2021 #WhiteCard campaign is “Behind each #WhiteCard, there is a story”. It seeks to highlight and draw attention to the stories of individuals and communities who have been positively impacted by sport all around the globe.
To participate, take a picture of yourself while holding a white card, register your story on the www.April6.org platform and share it on all your social networks using the hashtag #WhiteCard and the tag @peaceandsport.