ICESCO calls for the adoption of sport as a tool for building prosperous societies
5 April 2023
On the sixth of April of every year, the world celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, which is an opportunity to discover the positive role that sport and physical activity play in strengthening social ties, achieving sustainable development and consolidating the values of coexistence, peace and human rights all over the world.
The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) seizes this opportunity to stress the pivotal role of sports in building more inclusive and prosperous societies and calls for concerted efforts and joint action to enhance the positive impact of sports. This contributes to ensuring physical and mental health and achieving well-being within peaceful and sustainable societies by encouraging innovative initiatives aimed at developing the skills of women, youth and children.
As part of its great interest in sports, ICESCO has launched several programmes and activities that hinge upon sports as a main tool for achieving social change and integration, most notably the Programme for the Rehabilitation of Street Children through Football, and the ICESCO Marathon for Social Cohesion. The Organization also held the “Women in Sports Forum,” which emphasized the importance of promoting women’s participation in sports.
Moreover, ICESCO strives through its “Sport for Social Change” initiative to mobilize efforts and launch practical programs and projects aimed at qualifying women, encouraging girls to become leaders in their fields of work, building more resilient societies and achieving positive change through sports activities. The Organization also seeks to launch the Sports Diplomacy Programme and the Programme of International Youth Volunteers in Sport.
8 December 2023
ICESCO Director-General reviews the Organization’s initiat...
Dr. Salim Al-Malik, Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), announced that ICESCO has launched an initiative to establish a mechanism to monitor and follow up the impact of climate changes on heritage sites, using remote sensing technologies ...read more
8 December 2023
ICESCO Welcomes Denmark’s Adoption of a Law Banning Quran Burn...
The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) welcomed with great appreciation the Danish parliament’s passing of a law on the “prohibition of inappropriate treatment of religious texts,” which bans and criminalizes the burning and defiling of the holy Quran and ...read more
6 December 2023
ICESCO Calls on Specialists to Contribute with Research Works to...
The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) invites researchers, university professors, institutes, research centers, and postgraduate students to contribute to scientific research in one of the five themes of its international conference, “Dictionary and its Uses ...read more