The Peace Day Austin team would like to thank all its partner organizations, sponsors, and supporters for their help in making this site a reality. We would especially like to acknowledge and thank the Peace Day Philly team for inspiring us to create this site and for the many references and support materials related to Peace Day that we were also able to use on our site.  Thank you City of Brotherly Love.

© 2023 by Peace Day Austin 

WHAT YOU
CAN DO

SPORTS AND GAMES

 

“We at the United Nations know that sport is a universal language, uniting groups and nations across divides. Sport empowers youth, promotes good health and deepens UN values such as equality, mutual respect and fair play. Sport helps us in spreading messages of peace, driving social change and meeting the Millennium Development Goals. I urge all global citizens to join this growing movement and become part of our team to harness the power of sport to build a better world for all.”

                                                    – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

 

 

ONE DAY ONE GOAL
Peace One Day initiated the ONE DAY ONE GOAL campaign to encourage playing soccer around the world on September 21. Thousands of matches are played globally each year for Peace Day. For more about the ONE DAY ONE GOAL campaign, CLICK HERE.

 

FEATURED VIDEO
"Football for Peace," by John Sudgen. a professor at the University of Brightion in England. The film presentation was also hosted by the College of Communication's Texas Program in Sports and Media, the School of Law's Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, the College of Liberal Arts' Department of Sociology and the University of Texas Project on Conflict Resolution 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEACE PADDLING ON LAKE AUSTIN:

A family fun experience in nature. For details click here.

 

 

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

United Nations – Sport for Development and Peace

 

U.N. Member States confirm sport’s role in Development and Peace Building

 

U.N. Resolution on sport, reaffirming the use of sport to bring about positive social change. Sport: A Catalyst for Development and Peace

 

Role of Sport in Peacebuilding – Sportanddev.org

 

Right To Play – Sport and Peace

 

Olympic Truce – Sport promoting peace and international cooperation

 

Out of the ashes, Afghanistan rises: the role of sport in conflict resolution and development

 

Playing for Peace – an emerging Philadelphia region nonprofit using basketball to promote and build peace.

 

Protecting Children through Sport in Uganda – Dr. Dean Ravizza

 

Soccer for Peace