UNESCO Cairo Office celebrates International Day of Sport for Peace and Development 2017

In commemoration of the International Day of Sport for Peace and Development 2017, the United Nations family in Egypt held a friendly football match on 22 April 2017 at Gezirah Youth Center in Cairo. Organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, the event helped to advocate for the role of sport in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and building peace. A team of UN staff members played against a team from Francophone embassies employees and students from the Senghor University in Alexandria. Two staff members from the UNESCO Cairo Office participated in the UN team and demonstrated great team spirit! UNESCO postcards on The Power of Sport Values were distributed to the audience. A full press release on the event by the United Nations Information Center of Egypt is available here.


UNESCO is the United Nations’ lead agency for Physical Education and Sport. It advocates for quality physical education, integrity of sport, as well as values education and women empowerment through sport. To learn more about the work of UNESCO in this area, visit the UNESCO Physical Education and Sport page.

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