2015 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed April 6 as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace back in 2013. Today, we celebrate sports and its contribution to educational advancement, human development, healthy lifestyles, and as a global language shared by many cultures.
“Through sports I have developed a network of tens of thousands of global citizens which comprise of government leaders, youth, community developers, and sports aficionados. I consider each and every one of these individuals as my family because they have impacted my life in so many ways,” said O Street International founder and former U.S. Department of State Cultural Envoy, Omari Faulkner. “On this International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, let us all strive to do more and truly develop the meaning of social responsibility as it relates to sports.”
Since O Street International’s inception in 2014, our board of directors and executive committee are committed to utilizing sports as a cultural tool for engagement, both domestically and internationally.
“Sport has the power to help develop the potential of individuals, communities, and nations,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Mr. Ban is also a major champion for the role sports can play in eliminating gender barriers and focusing on the fundamental values such as equality and respect for all people.
O Street International would like to give thanks to the United Nations for its recognition of the positive attributes that sports provide globally. Our entire organization pledges to continue to promote and actively develop programs and partnerships that will deliver sports as a means to educational, social and economic development.
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