The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

 “Sport has the power to change the world; it is a fundamental right and a powerful tool to strengthen social ties and promote sustainable development and peace, as well as solidarity and respect for all.”

In 2013, the UN General Assembly decided that sport should be recognized for its role in international development. “Sport has the power to change the world; it is a fundamental right and a powerful tool to strengthen social ties and promote sustainable development and peace, as well as solidarity and respect for all.”

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace takes place annually on April 6th

Sporting arenas can help prevent and reduce conflicts and therefore promote peace. Since 2017 Norway Cup has been working with the UNs Sustainable Development Goals and we try to contribute to reaching these goals. Goal number 10 is reducing inequalities and ensuring no one is left behind. We focus on equal opportunities for participation and have initiated action through a funding arrangement for teams from developing countries affected by war and conflicts. 

The project Nyawa United is one of these teams- who contributes to a sustainable development in their community. This project aims to strengthen girls and women`s rights and opportunities in Nyawa. This summer the team consisting of ten girls born in 2004-2006 are finally coming to the Norway Cup tournament. Through targeted work by the project team, these girls can now, among other things, vote in elections and take education at the university. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. Our approach to reach this goal is to be a meeting place where children can create friendships across national borders. Children should feel safe when they participate in the tournament, and we want to use Norway Cup as an arena to promote peace, tolerance and safeguarding. 

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