6 April celebrated as a International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by United Nation every year. Sports 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 system.

Sport can help promote fairness, team building, equality, inclusion and perseverance. Sport and physical activity can also help us get through times of crisis, like COVID-19, by reducing anxieties and improving physical and mental health. The professional sport also provides employment and income to many people across the world and an integral sector to the economic success of many communities and regions.

6 April International Day of Sport for Development and Peace