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BREAKING: UN Proclaims May 25 As World Football Day

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BREAKING: UN Proclaims May 25 As World Football Day

 

 

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The United Nations (UN) General Assembly recently made a significant decision by proclaiming May 25 as World Football Day, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the first international football tournament.

 

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This landmark event, which occurred during the 1924 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, involved representation from various regions.

 

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According to ESPN, The adoption of this resolution by the 193-member Assembly, with over 160 countries co-sponsoring it, highlights the global significance of football, also known as soccer in the United States.

 

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As noted by Libya’s U.N. Ambassador Taher El-Sonni, football is more than just a game; it holds a special place as the most widely played and followed sport worldwide.

 

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Its ability to transcend boundaries, be it national, cultural, or socioeconomic, emphasizes its role as a universal language that unites people across the globe.

 

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Taher El-Sonni said, “Football or soccer as others call it is the No. 1 game played and followed around the globe.”

 

 

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“Football serves as a universal language spoken across the globe, cutting across national, cultural and socioeconomic barriers.”

 

 

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He also noted that football has become “a pivotal platform” championing gender equality and social inclusion, “a common ground where individuals from varying backgrounds converge, promoting mutual understanding, tolerance, respect and solidarity.”

 

 

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The resolution not only recognizes the widespread popularity of football but also underscores its potential as a tool for fostering peace, development, and gender equality, particularly through empowering women and girls.

 

The call to action within the resolution encourages all countries to support football and other sports as vehicles for promoting social cohesion and individual well-being. It further urges nations to develop policies and initiatives aimed at advancing football, sports, and physical activities within their respective societies.

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By dedicating May 25 as World Football Day, nations are invited to embrace this occasion as an opportunity to celebrate the inclusive nature of football and its positive impacts on communities worldwide.

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Through educational and public awareness efforts, stakeholders are encouraged to highlight the numerous benefits that football offers to individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

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In essence, the adoption of this resolution signifies a collective commitment to harnessing the power of football as a catalyst for positive change on a global scale.

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By recognizing and promoting the values inherent in the sport, such as teamwork, solidarity, and inclusivity, World Football Day symbolizes a shared vision for a better world through the universal language of football.

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