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Why the UN’s Day of Sport is so important to our global community

POSTED April 10, 2018

Why the UN’s Day of Sport is so important to our global community

Celebrations continue to mark the special day

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The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was last week on April 6, but celebrations have continued this week as the United Nations hails a fundamental right that promotes peace, tolerance, justice and non-violence.

“Fair play, tolerance and team spirit — sports have a unique potential to help develop and reinforce positive life skills and values, and expand prospects,” said Yury Fedotov, executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, at a Crime Prevention and Sustainable Development Through Sport event this week.

He added: “Let us take this chance to engage with sports champions and young men and women around the world. Working together, we can harness sport as a force for positive change.”

Christian Children’s Fund of Canada believes in the power of play, especially in children. They deserve the right to live, laugh, learn and play, so they can grow up healthy and confident.

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