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April6 Initiative of the year 2021

April6 Initiative of the Year

rewards individuals and organizations who have contributed to the celebration of April6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, through a #WhiteCard initiative or an event that raises awareness on the activation of sport as a tool for development and peace.

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Cape Verdean Olympic Committee


“Sport for Development and Peace Celebrations”

Multisport
5 Cape Verdean islands; São Vicente, Santo Antão, Maio, São Nicolau, Santiago

The “Sport for Development and Peace Celebrations” initiative promoted by the Cape Verdean Olympic Committee (COC) brought together local Olympic clubs from 5 Cape Verdean islands that organized multisport events and conferences to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Hundreds of people gathered on this occasion and raised their #WhiteCards as a symbol of the power of sports in maintaining peace and developing societies. The COC also organized a #WhiteCard campaign on social networks, encouraging the whole Cape Verdean community to show their support the Sport for Development and Peace Movement.

Cape Verdean Olympic Committee


“Sport for Development and Peace Celebrations”

Multisport
5 Cape Verdean islands; São Vicente, Santo Antão, Maio, São Nicolau, Santiago

The “Sport for Development and Peace Celebrations” initiative promoted by the Cape Verdean Olympic Committee (COC) brought together local Olympic clubs from 5 Cape Verdean islands that organized multisport events and conferences to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Hundreds of people gathered on this occasion and raised their #WhiteCards as a symbol of the power of sports in maintaining peace and developing societies. The COC also organized a #WhiteCard campaign on social networks, encouraging the whole Cape Verdean community to show their support the Sport for Development and Peace Movement.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mexico


“April6 Virtual Race – Forum: Diplomacy and sport cooperation in a world in turmoil”

Virtual race – Forum
Mexico – International

The “April6 Virtual Race” initiative was launched by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the platforms of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad and the Technical Council for Diplomacy and Sports Cooperation, inviting people to register and participate in this virtual celebration of April6. Participants were encouraged to run outdoors or indoors with a running range of three, five, ten kilometers and to raise their #WhiteCards as symbol of the positive power of sport for peace and social inclusion. The “April6 Virtual Race” mobilized several countries around the world, as well as the Mexican diaspora which represents more than 20 million people. A Forum on “diplomacy and sport cooperation in a world in turmoil” has also been organized to mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mexico


“April6 Virtual Race – Forum: Diplomacy and sport cooperation in a world in turmoil”

Virtual race – Forum
Mexico – International

The “April6 Virtual Race” initiative was launched by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the platforms of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad and the Technical Council for Diplomacy and Sports Cooperation, inviting people to register and participate in this virtual celebration of April6. Participants were encouraged to run outdoors or indoors with a running range of three, five, ten kilometers and to raise their #WhiteCards as symbol of the positive power of sport for peace and social inclusion. The “April6 Virtual Race” mobilized several countries around the world, as well as the Mexican diaspora which represents more than 20 million people. A Forum on “diplomacy and sport cooperation in a world in turmoil” has also been organized to mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

World Rafting Federation
(Digital Awareness Campaign)


Rafting
International

“Be white water”

Through the “Be white water” initiative the World Rafting Federation aimed to highlight the meaningful stories of respect, sharing and inclusion that are at the heart of the Rafting community. On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Rafters from around the world were encouraged to share their testimonies and to celebrate the beauty that exists in diversity. Athletes and fans shared meaningful stories on the power of Rafting to bring people together and foster gender equity and social inclusion with initiatives that bring on the same boats’ men, women and para-rafting athletes.

World Rafting Federation
(Digital Awareness Campaign)


Rafting
International

“Be white water”

Through the “Be white water” initiative the World Rafting Federation aimed to highlight the meaningful stories of respect, sharing and inclusion that are at the heart of the Rafting community. On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Rafters from around the world were encouraged to share their testimonies and to celebrate the beauty that exists in diversity. Athletes and fans shared meaningful stories on the power of Rafting to bring people together and foster gender equity and social inclusion with initiatives that bring on the same boats’ men, women and para-rafting athletes.