Today, 6th April, the International Sport community celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). The FIA is once again mobilizing alongside the international Olympic Committee and other International Federations to highlight the major role that sport must continue to play to conveying strong and constructive values, inspire and unite people collectively.
In a world charged with geopolitical tensions and armed conflict, April 6 provides the opportunity to demonstrate that sport is a source of stability, education and integration and can foster the construction of inclusive and peaceful societies.
More than ever, confronted to the crisis in Ukraine, the FIA is grateful for the efforts of the global motor sport community and fans who are independently providing support those affected by this crisis. The FIA has established a Humanitarian Task Force to mobilise and co-ordinate humanitarian responses from its community. As part of the initiative, a €1 million contribution on behalf of the FIA and the FIA Foundation is being made to further support humanitarian actions to alleviate the suffering of persons. Several FIA Member Organisations in both Sport and Mobility – especially in Region I, Europe – have also mobilised to provide support and assistance to the Ukrainian people in these difficult times.
Furthermore, the FIA is increasingly committed to implementing positive change within motor sport, including the promotion of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion or Youth Empowerment.
Today, the FIA joins the #WhiteCard digital campaign created by Peace and Sport and reaching millions of people across social media each year.
We also encourage FIA club members to join the campaign by:
Sign the statement that calls for peace and unity through sport here;
Participate in the digital #WhiteCard campaign on social media;
Register their stories and initiatives on the dedicated www.april6.org platform;
We will get through the current challenges together as FIA Global Voice.
On the picture: FIA President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem / FIA Deputy President for Sport, Robert Reid / FIA Drivers’ Commission President, Felipe Massa / FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, Deborah Mayer / FIA Disability & Accessibility Commission President, Nathalie Mc Gloin / FIA Vice President Sport Europe, Anna Nordvkist / FIA Secretary General Sport, Peter Bayer