Action on the ground

Sport’s value as an instrument for development and peace is not measured by resolutions, appointments and meetings, but by what happens on the ground. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is a unique platform to highlight the many initiatives that run every day in every corner of the world.

Sports organisations, non-governmental organisations, United Nations agencies, governments, other players and individuals use sport to drive social change in the fields of: education, health, social inclusion, youth development, gender equality, peace building and sustainable development. This section features some of the recent initiatives the IOC has led or supported.