Teaching peace through sport

Photo: ©Direction de la Communication
Photo: ©Direction de la Communication

In partnership with the University for Peace, headquartered in Costa Rica, the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica, Monaco and Tunisia held a meeting on September 1 at UN Headquarters in New York, on the topic: “Educate and train leaders for peace – peace through sport.”

The Rector, Francisco Rojas Aravena, recalled the establishment in 1980 by the United Nations General Assembly of the University for Peace, with its mandate to work for the promotion of education for peace within the UN system.

Her Excellency Ms Isabelle Picco, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations, said the recognition of sport as a tool for sustainable development in the Agenda 2030 and the place assigned to it in the UN agenda is a vehicle for development and peace. The Ambassador highlighted the active participation of the IOC which has had since 2009 full Observer status with the General Assembly and the International Day celebrated on April 6 each year since 2014.