APRIL6 - THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
TOGETHER WE CAN BUILD A BETTER WORLD!
Your Photo/Video will be included in the Judo April 6 video that we will produce after #April6 celebration
This April 6th, we invite you to join us in spreading the message of peace all over the world!

Upload photos and/or videos of you and your loved ones holding a white card to symbolize the positive power of sport for peace and social inclusion.

And share to our social media platforms with the hashtags #WhiteCard #IDSDP #JudoForPeace

Submissions will be featured on the IJF website and social media in the days following, as well as on the April 6th website!

We need you, the world needs you! Let’s show everyone just how united our judo family is!
At the UN headquarters in New York, on 23 August 2013, the UN General Assembly declared April 6 as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (#IDSDP) – a decision that represented a historic step in recognizing the transformative power of sport and its great potential in advancing positive social change.
This day is commemorated globally each year by international, regional, national sport and development organizations to honour the role that sport plays in society, whether by encouraging healthier lifestyles, making sport more widely accessible or using it as a vehicle for development in areas made vulnerable by conflict, poverty and inequality.
The last editions of IDSDP were celebrated all over the world by a diversity of actors involved in using the benefits of sport to connect people to a wide range of development and reconciliation efforts.
WHAT IS THE #WHITECARD CAMPAIGN?
As a reference to the yellow and the red card in the sporting world, since 2014 #WhiteCard is a symbol representing the positive power of sport for peace and social inclusion. “Behind each #WhiteCard, there is a story”, that’s the core message of the 2020 #WhiteCard campaign. It seeks to highlight and draw attention to the stories of individuals and beneficiaries who have been positively impacted by sport all around the globe on social media. Individuals are invited to post a picture holding a #WhiteCard and to share their stories.

WHAT IS JUDO FOR PEACE?
The IJF has been actively involved in peace building activities throughout the world for many years. In war zones, in post-conflict areas or in places with social disorders, judo is present and helps to build a better society. The IJF is very much involved in finding solutions to help the refugee communities around the globe, in refugee camps and through its refugee and young immigrants projects. The Judo for Peace commission is running long terms programmes and works hand in hand with the other IJF commissions that are directly involved in education (Judo for Children, Education, Gender Equity, Military and Police, Development…). The IJF has close contacts with UNHCR, UNESCO, Peace and Sport and various stakeholders involved in development and peace throughout the world.