International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2020

On April 6 Village joins Peace and Sport to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSPDP).

As the world faces such difficult and trying times due to the global pandemic, we believe it is extremely important to stand together against the challenge and fight through global solidarity and unity. The current circumstances are asking unprecedented strength and effort from us, but we are sure that sport, thanks to the ideals of equity, unity and peace that it holds within itself, can be the key to start again stronger than before, once the emergency has ended.

To celebrate the IDSDP, Peace and Sport has created an initiative called #WhiteCard, and Village responds to this call with pictures from Milan Junior Camps (2018) in Bergamo, Italy – which is deeply meaningful, due to Bergamo being one of the most affected cities in the Country by COVID-19 – and Astana, Kasakhstan.

These pictures are testimony to what sport has done and can do: educate and unite people from all over the world. As H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco said “The message behind the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, celebrated on April 6, comes into full play in the current context. Using sport to protect our planet and reinforce our bonds with each other“.

Today we stand – virtually – with Peace and Sport and everyone celebrating worldwide to bring a message of hope, knowing that our strength lies in our unity. In this sense, Village commits to continue working, in view of what’s to come.