In 2013, the United Nations, through Resolution A/RES/67/296, proclaimed April 6 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace in order to celebrate the contribution of sport and physical activity to education, human development , healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world.

Sport brings people together and strengthens the dialogue between nations and communities in a sustainable way. Teaching your values to youth also helps prevent problems in the communities most affected by violence and poverty.

Today, sport is recognized by a growing number of people as a tool for development policies and peace processes. In this regard, it is important to provide decision-makers with tangible evidence of its effectiveness as a tool for building harmony.

Given its wide reach, popularity and positive value base, the adoption of this day signifies the growing recognition by the UN of the positive influence that sport can have in advancing human rights and social and economic development. given that sport is well positioned to contribute to development and gender equality goals.

There are many values that we can obtain when practicing, watching or participating in a sport. The first is educational value. When we play games and sports, we cultivate a sense of discipline. In addition, sports help achieve goals and overcome challenges.

The acquisition of educational, emotional, physical and mental values of sports are elements that show a great advantage in everyday life and their universality also helps children overcome traumas, promote their health and prevent diseases, teach fair play and teamwork.

It also implies the creation of safe spaces where you can participate and interact, break down complex social barriers, promote inclusion and acceptance of different genders, races and religions.