April6 celebrations at Dubai Expo 2020
On March 24th, at the Dubai Expo 2020, Peace and Sport has led several initiatives implemented within the framework of the mobilization for the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, celebrated each year on April6.
In the morning, Peace and Sport organized a demonstration of the Peace and Sport Methodology, focusing on the transmission of values through sport, with 40 children and two educators trained in the Methodology at the Aussie Park of Expo 2020 Dubai. Two Champions for Peace, Pierre Frolla, World Freediving Champion, and Marlene Harnois, Olympic Taekwondo Medalist, also participated in this event.
In the afternoon, a conference with prestigious guests has been held at the Monaco Pavilion. This conference aimed at raising awareness about the April6 mobilization.
Mr. Maher Nasser, Commissioner-General of the United Nations presence at Expo 2020 Dubai and Director of the Outreach Division in the Department of Global Communications at the United Nations shared his vision about sustainability and the powerful role sport can play in cultivating peace and development.
Mr. Vitor Pataco, President of the Institute for Sport and Youth of Portugal, presented the massive commitment of Portugal on April6 and the long-standing national programs led by the IPDJ to transmit values through sport.
We were honored to count on the presence of HH. Sh. Maitha bint mohammed bin rashid Al maktoum, Asian Vice-Champion of Karate, flag bearer of the UAE delegation at the Beijing Olympics, Olympian in Taekwondo, and professional polo player.
The conference ended with a collective WhiteCard which reaffirmed, since the neutrality of the Principality of Monaco, that sport can be an answer to several societal challenges.