On March 24, at Expo Dubai 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, which is celebrated every year on April 6.
In the morning, Peace and Sport organized a demonstration of the Peace and Sport Methodology, focused 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, Freediving World Champion, and Marlene Harnois, Taekwondo Olympic Medalist, also participated in this event.
In the afternoon, a conference with prestigious guests was held at the Monaco Pavilion. This conference aimed to raise awareness about the April 6 mobilization.
Mr. Maher Nasser, Commissioner-General of the United Nations presence at Expo 2020 Dubai and Director of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Global Communications, shared his vision on sustainability and the powerful role that technology can play. sport in the cultivation of peace and development. .
Mr. Vitor Pataco, President of the Portuguese Institute for Sport and Youth, presented Portugal’s massive commitment on April 6 and the long-standing national programs led by the IPDJ to transmit values through sport.
We had the honor of having the presence of HH. Sh. Maitha bint mohammed bin rashid Al maktoum, Asian vice-champion in karate, flag bearer for the United Arab Emirates delegation to the Beijing Olympics, Olympic taekwondo athlete and professional polo player.
The conference ended with a collective White Card that reaffirmed, from the neutrality of the Principality of Monaco, that sport can be a response to various social challenges.