On March 28 the Permanent Mission of Monaco to the United Nations in New York celebrated, in collaboration with Peace and Sport, the Fourth International Sports Day for Development and Peace. Several Olympic tennis and Taekwondo champions demonstrated a number of sports at the United Nations Headquarters. Among them: the gold medalist at the Olympic Games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) and Vice-World Champion, Jade Jones of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Talh Lebovitz, Paralympic Table Tennis Champion, and Maria ToorpakaI, Pakistan Squash Champion in 2012 and Peace and Sport Peace Champion, and Skylar Park, Junior World Champion of Canada.
Fun workshops were held with children from New York clubs. The Permanent Mission of Monaco offered a luncheon with representatives from Slovenia, Canada, Tunisia, Morocco, the United States, Russia, China, France and representatives of various sports federations.
This event provided an opportunity to raise awareness of sport in the diplomatic world and the UN, which has a positive impact on people from different backgrounds and cultures. Emphasis was also placed on the importance of appropriate strategies for people living In post-conflict and developing countries.
This day ended with a photo of all the participants holding the #WhiteCard #IDSDP2017.