International Convention against Doping in Sport

The International Convention against doping in sport is a universal legal instrument aiming the eradication of doping.

Adopted by the General Conference of the UNESCO on October 19, 2005, the convention takes up a global challenge and helps to formalize global anti-doping rules, policies and guidelines.

 

Governments deploy their efforts to fight against this scourge which goes completely against ethical and social values and endangers athletes' health. By this convention, the UNESCO responds to the calls from the international community.

5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V)

The 5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V), which was heldin Berlin (Germany) from the 28th to 30th of May 2013,addressed the challenges of international sport policies.

Following an invitation addressed by the UNESCO, the honorable Minister of Youth and Sports, participated in this important event on the international dialogue and on strengthening and developing sport policies.

 The outcomes of this conference give guidance to implement effective policies and practices by governments around the world. Also, they set the overall direction of UNESCO’s international physical education and sport program.

Declaration of Berlin

The Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport adopted “The Declaration of Berlin” to implement the recommendations concerning access to sportand highlights the threat of doping which took a global dimension.MINEPS, also calls upon Member States of the UNESCO to put in more efforts to implement existing international agreements and instruments such as the International Convention against Doping in Sport. It invites the Director-General of the UNESCO to present it to the General Conference in its 37th session andto consider a revision of UNESCO’s International Charter of Physical Education and Sport.

The Conference of Parties

The Conference of Partiesis held every two years and has the overall responsibility for the implementation of the Convention and its follow up.It is also responsible for the examination and the adoption of any amendments to the Convention.

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