Message from the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace highlights the role sport can play in achieving sustainable progress and change.
Sport has the power to help develop the potential of individuals, communities and nations. It encourages personal growth, is a major force in eliminating gender barriers and can build bridges across lines that might otherwise divide.
Video Message by the UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace Mr. Wilfried Lemke
2015 IDSDP Video Contest
In an effort to raise awareness and celebrate sport’s role in driving social change, in the lead-up to the 2015 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace UNOSDP launched a video contest calling on all organisations and projects active in the sport for development field to share their stories on how they are using sport to make an impact in their communities.
Participants were required to submit a short video clip showcasing such efforts. Throughout the process, UNOSDP was responsible for running the contest, evaluating the submissions and making the final selection. After an in-depth review of all entries, a total of 10 best videos were chosen which will now be featured on various UNOSDP media platforms and at selected events throughout the year. We congratulate the following organisations (represented in alphabetical order):