World Basketball Day, 21 December


Sport, including sport for persons with disabilities, has an important role to play in the promotion of peace and development, respect for human rights, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, in particular basketball, given its universal popularity.

Basketball creates a unique space of cooperation, physical movement and an interdependence that allows participants to see each other as human beings first and foremost.

On December 21st, we will celebrate the first-ever World Basketball Day. A new UN Resolution has been proclaimed to establish this Day: English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语