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Examining the Role and Impact of the First IDSDP

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Examining the Role and Impact of the First IDSDP

  1. 1. Examining the Role and Impact of the First Interna7onal Day of Sport for Development and Peace Mary A. Hums University of Louisville
  2. 2. Interna7onal Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) United Na7ons has established a number of days First IDSDP celebrated on 6 April 2014 Its evolu7on was interes7ng Many stakeholders involved, including the IOC
  3. 3. Sport for Development and Peace Olympic Movement IDSDP
  4. 4. 2007 Concept Note SubmiSed to UNOSDP Ini7ally Framed as “Interna7onal Day of Sport” • (1) Interna7onal Day of Sport is essen7al to preserve and sustain the legacy of the United Na7ons’ Interna7onal Year of Sport and Physical Educa7on to ensure that the communi7es worldwide con7nue to consider sport’s vital role in social, poli7cal and cultural development. • (2) Although sport currently crosses interna7onal boundaries on a daily basis, an Interna7onal Day uniquely devoted to the celebra7on of sport would provide a dis7nct forum for the interna7onal community to acknowledge and reflect on its role in civil society. • (3) An Interna7onal Day of Sport would encourage the infusion of sport into other Interna7onal Days, including: Interna7onal Women’s Day, Interna7onal Day for the Elimina7on of Racial Discrimina7on, World Health Day, Interna7onal Youth Day, Interna7onal Day of Disabled Persons, and Human Rights Day.
  5. 5. 2007 Concept Note SubmiSed to UNOSDP Ini7ally Framed as “Interna7onal Day of Sport” (4) An Interna7onal Day of Sport would provide an opportunity to build upon the model of the Olympic Truce resolu7on that has been developed by the United Na7ons and the Interna7onal Olympic CommiSee (IOC). (5) Given the recent momentum of sport throughout the world in a local, na7onal, and interna7onal capacity, an Interna7onal Day of Sport would provide many non-­‐ governmental organiza7ons a unified opportunity to raise awareness for their causes. (6) It is hoped that an Interna7onal Day of Sport will be observed through educa7on, celebra7on, and public awareness to acknowledge the many ways in which sport promotes social and cultural development.
  6. 6. 2011 Events Discussion at the UN-­‐IOC Forum Right To Play presenta7on in Geneva to the Sport for Development and Peace Interna7onal Working Group sugges7ng an Interna7onal Day of Sport and Play
  7. 7. 2013 UN – IOC Forum on SDP A call was made for “the establishment of a United Na1ons Interna1onal Day of Sport and Physical Ac1vity to advocate and celebrate their contribu1on to educa1on, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world”. LeSer sent from the President of the 67th UN General Assembly, Vuk Jermic, on behalf of the some 400 forum par7cipants, encouraging the explora7on of such a day.
  8. 8. 2013 IDSDP Resolu7on August 2013 -­‐ UN General Assembly declared 6 April as the Interna7onal Day of Sport for Development and Peace Signified the increasing recogni7on by the United Na7ons of the posi7ve influence sport can have on advancing human rights, and social and economic development.
  9. 9. 2014 ICSSPE Special Issue on IDSDP
  10. 10. Stakeholder Groups -­‐ Calls • Beyond Sport • BlazeSports • Carribean Sport Development Agency • IAPESGW • ICSSPE • Interna7onal Olympic CommiSee • Interna7onal Paralympic CommiSee • IWG Women & Sport • Laureus Sports for Good Founda7on • Magic Bus • Na7onal Consor7um for Academics and Sports • Peace and Sport • PeacePlayers Interna7onal • Right to Play • Special Olympics Interna7onal • Sport MaSers • SportAccord • SportandDev Plahorm • Streehootballworld • TAFISA • UNDP • UNESCO • UNOSDP • WomenWin
  11. 11. Peace & Sport -­‐-­‐ april6.org Plahorm for expression and promo7on aimed at highligh7ng the ini7a7ves being led for 6 April 2014 – the inaugural IDSDP IDSDP offers a unique opportunity to mobilize, unite, encourage and bring to light projects for peace and development through sport.
  12. 12. IDSDP Poster Contest Call to ac7on for Schools & Students Around the World Create a poster and a message for the Interna7onal Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6th #IDSDP #IDSDP2014 80+ posters submiSed 12 posters selected for recogni7on by global panel of Sport for Development and Peace Stakeholders
  13. 13. Poster Examples
  14. 14. United Na7ons Office of Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) 5 Messages Featured the Power of Sport Created message posters for each
  15. 15. Olympic Movement Connec7on to IDS DP IOC –SDP Forum call in 2013 Consistent with spirit of Olympism Consistent with Sport For All
  16. 16. Consistent with Principles of Olympism The goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promo7ng a peaceful society concerned with the preserva7on of human dignity.
  17. 17. IDSDP and Olympism – The Sport For All intersec7on
  18. 18. Sport For All Commission The mission of the Sport for All Commission states, “Sport for All is a movement promoting the Olympic ideal that sport is a human right for all individuals regardless of race, social class and sex. The movement encourages sports activities that can be exercised by people of all ages, both sexes and different social and economic conditions” (IOC, 2009, Sport: A Human Right for All section).
  19. 19. IDSDP Impact Assessment • Number of events – over 350 organiza7ons • Number of people involved – 1000s • Number of countries – 90+ • Policy development -­‐ ongoing • Media coverage – social media, organiza7onal web sites
  20. 20. Moving Forward “This new commemora7on on the interna7onal calendar will further promote the value of sport as a catalyst for development and peace.” Wilfried Lemke Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-­‐General on Sport for Development and Peace
  21. 21. Ques7ons? Mary A. Hums University of Louisville

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