6 April observed as International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

The United Nations celebrates 6th of April every year as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Sport has historically played an important role in all societies, be it in the form of competitive sport, physical activity or play. Sports also presents a natural partnership for the United Nations (UN) system.

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To celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2020, the United Nations requests people around the world to be active, stay healthy and exhibit solidarity during this period of physical and social distancing as this team spirit is going to help us all in getting through the current challenges together. In year 2020, responding to global developments concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN is stressing on the health benefits of participating in sporting and physical activity, especially in the present time of uncertainty and social distancing.

For the International Day of Sport 2020, the UN has appealed to people to #BeActive and healthy to beat #COVID19.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.

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