于人之思想中构建和平

国际大学生体育运动日

20 九月

在体育世界中,大学体育具有非常特殊的地位,因为其扮演着额外的角色——向今日和未来的公民传播人类、社会和公民价值观。

联合国教科文组织和国际大学生体育联合会设立国际大学体育日,将体育置于师生对话的核心,目的是在年轻人中促进这些价值观,并通过年轻人传达至整个社会。

对话、自尊和尊重他人、公平竞争、追求卓越都是学生体育运动中的基本原则。教育和体育需要成为我们社会的核心,国际大学生体育运动日为我们提供了一个窗口,通过让所有人参与体育活动和鼓励人们定期锻炼来突出大学及其课程的社会作用。

庆祝这一国际日还为教科文组织提供了另一重机会,即重申其通过体育和教育促进个人和集体的发展,正如在《国际体育教育、体育活动和体育运动宪章》和《反对在体育运动中使用兴奋剂国际公约》所表达的立场。

总干事致辞

Today, we celebrate International Day of University Sport.

The ideal of the University, contained in the very etymology of the word, aspires to the comprehensive development of skills and the acquisition of universal knowledge. This knowledge is not confined to the intellectual sphere: it includes knowledge of one's self, and knowledge of one's body, of its possibilities and limitations. This complementarity between mind and body, this balanced and harmonious development of the self, constitute the essence of university sport; they reflect the ancient wisdom expressed in Juvenal’s well-known words: mens sana in corpore sano.

Sport opens up new horizons and gives joy and satisfaction at all ages. When praticed in peer groups within the framework of the University, enhanced by its inclusion in a prestigious, institutional setting, sport is for young people, at a critical time in their lives, a formidable tool for individual and collective development. It promotes values as essential as fair play, respect, team spirit, responsibility and perseverance, and enriches in an inspiring way the students’ disciplines. It helps talents bloom, enables the discovery of new forms of play and interaction, and encourages excellence.

This International Day of University Sport is an opportunity to celebrate all the benefits of sport. It is also an opportunity to highlight the important social role played by universities in the establishment of a world of greater solidarity, and the forging of responsible, fulfilled citizens.

UNESCO, as United Nations lead agency for sport and physical education and partner of the International University Sports Federation, is particularly committed to the promotion of the values conveyed through sport, and proposes to governments and voluntary organizations its expertise in education and sport programmes, in line with the principles established in the International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport.

On this International Day, UNESCO invites all actors from academia to unite around the cause of university sport, and to recall the words of Albert Camus when interviewed for the Bulletin of the Racing Universitaire d’Alger: “Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men and women, I owe to sport”.

— 奥德蕾·阿祖莱,联合国教科文组织总干事