Croatian Post Mostar issued a stamp in honour of International Day of Sports for Development and Peace , proclaimed by United Nations on March 6th 2013.
The commemorative postage stamp is issued in a sheet of 8 stamps and features the motif of athletics.
Due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of positive values, sport is ideally positioned to contribute towards the United Nations’ objectives for development and peace.
To raise awareness of this potential, 6 April was declared as the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by the UN General Assembly.
International Day of Sports for Development and Peace
The International Day of Sports for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding.
Everybody understands the language of sports, and its great impact is recognized as a way of conveying important messages about development of society.
It can be said that sports history began with athletics – the queen of sports, one of the oldest and most expanded fields of sports that includes running, throwing and jumping disciplines.
Athletic activities are available to everybody and may be preformed everywhere, in nature, as well as in closed spaces.
Very young children as well as adults can practice athletics, and in the vast variety of athletic disciplines everyone can choose the most adequate one for themselves. They can be practised individually and as a team, according to the predispositions and abilities of every individual.
Olympic Games : A huge event for Peace and Development
Athletics has been in the Olympic Games program, starting from the first known held in Olympia, Greece in the year 776 BC. The number and types of disciplines have changed throughout history, and today men compete in 24 disciplines, while women compete in 22 disciplines of the Olympic Games.
The XXXI Olympic Games will be held this year in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from August 5th to August 21st.
The IOC, in its capacity of Permanent Observer to the UN, has been supportive of this initiative, as it values its potential to recognise sports organisations’ role in and contribution to social change and human development.
With less than six months to go until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the IOC will this year highlight how athletes and the Olympic Movement use sport to foster peace and reconciliation, underlining the power of the Games to promote tolerance and solidarity among the participants, fans and people all over the world.
Title: International Day of Sports for Development and Peace
Date of Issue: 6 April 2016
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denominations: 0.90 BAM
Source: Croatian Post Mostar