International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6 April

Scoring for People and the Planet 

ECOSOC Chamber,  

United Nations Headquarters, New York 

Thursday, 6 April, 2023 

10:30 AM – 12:15 pm ET 



Join us at UN Headquarters (New York) on Thursday, 6 April 2023 at 10:30am ET for a special event celebrating the 10th annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), featuring elite athletes and leading figures from the world of sport. Experts from organizations such the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation, theInternational Confederation for Professional Footballers (FIFPRO), the US Tennis Association (USTA), PUMA, Bleacher Report, and many others will discuss the creative and innovative ways that sport is helping to tackle climate change and advance sustainable practices; promote gender equality and human rights; and combat racism and hate speech. 

The event will also include a one-on-one conversation with legendary Inter Milan and Argentine footballer Javier Zanetti and a special video message from famed Côte d’Ivoireand Chelsea FC footballer Didier Drogba

For more information, including the programme please visit:  



  • Batouly Camara, Basketball Player and Founder, Women and Kids Empowerment (W.A.K.E.) 
  • Didier Drogba, International Former Footballer; President, Didier Drogba Foundation; WHO Goodwill Ambassador; Vice-President, Peace and Sport 
  • Javier Zanetti, Inter Milan and Argentine former footballer, and current Vice-President, Inter Milan, Ambassador, Inter Campus 
  • Amine Zariat, Peace and Sport Peacemakers Project & President, TIBU Africa, former Moroccan Basketball player  
  • Graham Zimmerman, Award-Winning Professional Climber and Alpinist, Climate Activist, Protect Our Winters (POW)   Journalists 
  • Arielle Chambers, Multimedia Journalist and Founder of HighightHER 
  • Tabitha Lipkin, Emmy-winning Journalist & National TV Personality  Sport Industry Experts 
  • Sarah Axelson, Vice President, Advocacy, Women’s Sports Foundation 
  • Tania Braga, Head of Legacy, International Olympic Committee  
  • Camila Garcia, Vice President, Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (FIFPRO) 
  • Michelle Marshall, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, PUMA Sportswear Brand 
  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation, former Mayor of Baltimore (U.S.) 
  • Lauren Tracy, Director Strategic Initiatives, United States Tennis Association (USTA)  UN Member State Representatives 
  • Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations 
  • Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations 
  • Isabelle Picco, Permanent Representative of the Principality of Monaco to the United Nations  United Nations Officials 
  • Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications, United Nations  
  • John Wilmoth, OiC, Division for Inclusive Social Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations  
  • Robert Skinner, Chief of Partnerships and Global Engagement, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications, United Nations  HOW TO JOIN THE EVENT  
  1. Register for the 6 April International Day of Sport for Development and Peace event HERE or by clicking the link above. Each person should register only once. Event Contact: [email protected]