The #WhiteCard is a global symbol of peace and solidarity through sport, and esports, and it encourages individuals and organizations to share their commitment to sport as a tool for social change.
“GEF is proud to support the IDSDP and raise the #WhiteCard as a symbol of our commitment to promoting peace, inclusion, and sustainable development through sport and esports,” said Chris Chan, President of GEF. “Esports and sports have tremendous potential to bring people together, break down barriers, and promote understanding, and we are committed to harnessing that potential for the benefit of all.”
Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport, praised the GEF's support for the IDSDP. “We are delighted to have the Global Esports Federation join us in celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace,” said Bouzou. “Their commitment to promoting the values of equality, fair play, diversity, inclusion, and innovation aligns perfectly with the spirit of the IDSDP, and we look forward to working together to promote peace through sport and esports.”
The staging of the Global Esports Games in Singapore 2021 and Istanbul 2022, and the Commonwealth Esports Championships in Birmingham last year, demonstrated the GEF’s commitment to its values while recognizing the unique potential of esports to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and support peace and human rights.
“We encourage individuals and organizations around the world to join us in raising the #WhiteCard and showing their support for the IDSDP,” added Chris.