World Chess Day celebrated on 20 July

World Chess Day celebrated on 20 July

  • United Nations celebrates World Chess Day globally on 20 July every year.
  • World Chess Day day marks the date of the establishment of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in Paris in 1924. It also provides an important platform to foster, dialogue, solidarity and culture of peace along with recognizing the instrumental role played by the FIDE in supporting international cooperation for chess activity and aiming to improve friendly harmony among all peoples of the world.
  • To celebrate the International Chess Day 2020 top chess personalities will participate in a high-level virtual event “Chess for Recovering Better”.
  • Chess is one of the most ancient, intellectual and cultural games which encourages fairness, inclusion and mutual respect, and noting in this regard that it can contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding among peoples and nations.
  • Secretary-General of United Nations: António Guterres.
  • President of International Chess Federation (FIDE): Arkady Dvorkovich.

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