Sport for Development and Peace

UN DESA’s Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) houses the substantive mandate on sport for development and peace at the United Nations. Learn more about our mandate: English (Sign Language) | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 

NEW>> On December 21st, we will celebrate the first-ever World Basketball Day. A new UN Resolution has been proclaimed to establish this Day:
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NEW>> GA Resolution: Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal: 
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FIFA and United Nations join together to celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2023

Side Event on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6 April 2023

Sport: Catalyst for a Better, Stronger Recovery 2022 Report of the Secretary-General : Summary of Highlights and Key Messages

Thematic paper: The contribution of sport to the Youth, Peace and Security agenda 

Expert Group Meeting/ Second Multistakeholder on the “Role of Sport in Addressing Inequalities in times of Crisis and Recovery”, Tuesday 12 April 2022, 08:00-10:00AM (NY time). The outcome will help to shape the Secretary General Report on Sport for Development and Peace  to the General Assembly next fall. Information will be made available at a later date.

Social inclusion of children and youth with autism through sports