Ministry of Sport of Iraq hosts national conference on the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace in partnership with Save the Dream
“Save the Dream works to empower youth and inspire societies towards the practice of sport. People inspired by sport values abhor corruption, discrimination and violence. We are honoured to assist the government of Iraq in the organisation of its First National Conference on Spot for Peace; this is the best tribute we could pledge in support of the 6th of April, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. I trust this Conference will promote the development of a national roadmap utilising sport to contribute to the efforts of the Iraqi nation in the field of dialogue and reconciliation. ”Massimiliano Montanari
The aim of the event, (already said above) , is to create an open platform to exchange ideas and drive forward solutions for Iraq linked to social development and peace building, through sport.
Aligned with the UN’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6, the conference will highlight the power of sport as a development tool and help to raise awareness of the progress being made in Iraq through the collaborative efforts of the public, private and philanthropic sectors using sport to drive change and empower young people across the country.
An open message to the United Nations Secretary General was delivered by an Iraqi child, sending a call from all Iraqi children to guarantee their right of a safe and peaceful sport and expressing hope on the termination of the ban imposed on the Iraqi sport.
The Conference has issued the following recommendations:
Rehabilitation of sportive infrastructure in the areas freed by the Iraqi government and international organizations and reintegrate them in the Iraqi community.