01 April 2014
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UNDP has appointed sporting personalities as Goodwill Ambassadors with the objective of creating public awareness about development issues, while promoting tolerance and peace.
Among the UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors, six are sports champions -
Ronaldo Nazario, Zinédine Zidane, Didier Drogba, Iker Casillas Marta
Viera da Silva and Maria Sharapova – They have all agreed to give their
time and their image to promote sustainable development through sports
and they are now joining the United Nations and the global sports
community to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development
and Peace, highlighting how sport can contribute to education, health,
gender equality, social inclusion, solidarity, tolerance, development
“The observance of the day will help spread awareness about the importance of sport as a tool to build a peaceful and better world and to recognize the potential of sport to create positive social change across the globe. It is also an opportunity to unite and celebrate together.” said Didier Drogba on behalf of the UNDP team.
All Ambassadors are reaching out to the public in a series of posters to celebrate this day all together, as a team.