International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

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AWARD “APRIL6 INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR”
Since 2016 Peace and Sport delivers the April6 Initiative of the Year Award during the Peace and Sport Forum. This Award represents an important means of acknowledging the contributions of individuals and organizations promoting April6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace either by organizing an event to raise awareness about the power of sport for peace or by participating in the #WhiteCard campaign.
Previous recipients of this award:

Ministry of Youth and Sports of Bahrain


The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Bahrain received the Peace and Sport April6 Initiative of the Year Award during Peace and Sport Regional Forum in Rodos, Greece in 2018. The Ministry has organized the “1,000 Steps for Peace” event and the “Color Run” event which gathered more than 5,000 people to celebrate April6 and to raise funds to build a football field in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan.

Brussels Play 4 Peace


Brussels Play 4 Peace won the April6 Award in 2017 for improving the integration and the development of life skills of underprivileged young people in Belgium. The event was made of 30 free sports activities over 2 days opened to kids and families. Kids from unprivileged zones of Brussels like Molenbeek, participated actively in this event.

International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)


The Federation won the April 6 Award in 2016 for its dedication promoting peace through table tennis. World Table Tennis Day (WTTD) is celebrated every year on April 6 around the world. This day aims to make the game even more popular, universal and open. This means making it accessible to people regardless of age, gender, social status. In 2016 more 196 events in 83 different countries were organized, and around 40,000 people were involved.

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