Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) |
its 20th session in 1978, the General Conference proclaimed the
International Charter of Physical Education and Sport and established the CIGEPS
and the International Fund for the Development of Physical Education and Sport (FIDEPS),
action for the promotion of physical education and sport.
In 1997, at its 29th session, the General Conference welcomed
the proposal for a more representative, flexible and cost-efficient structure,
and decided to rescind the Statutes of the CIGEPS and of the FIDEPS, adopted by
resolution 20 C/Res.1/5.4.3. By resolution 29 C/19, the General Conference
adopted the new Statutes of the CIGEPS.
|Mandate of the Committee
To guide and supervise the planning and implementation of UNESCO’s strategy
and programme of activities in the field of physical activity and sport, in
particular by recommending an order of priorities among the various activities;
to promote international co-operation with a view to strengthening peace,
friendship, understanding and mutual respect between peoples, in particular by
helping Member States to co-ordinate their programmes and activities in this
sphere; to facilitate the adoption, promotion and dissemination of the
International Charter of Physical Education and Sport (proclaimed by the General
Conference at its 20e session in 1978 (20 C/Res. 1/5.4/2); to encourage
recognition of the social importance of physical education and sport; to
undertake in the field of physical activities and sport, such activities as the
General Conference may decide; to promote research and the collection, analysis
and publication of scientific works and other documents relating notably to
physical education and sport and the improvement of programmes and staff
training in this sphere; to encourage joint action and useful, confident and
effective co-operation in this field; to collaborate in
the preparation and evaluation of UNESCO’s programme in the field of
physical activity and sport; to enlist the technical, financial and material
support of the Members States and of
public and private sources of financing on the ethical values of sport.
The Committee is assisted by IGOs and NGOs which form a Permanent Consultative
The Committee consists of 18 Member States. Their 4-year term of
extends from the end of the ordinary session of the General Conference during
which they are elected until the end of its second subsequent ordinary
session. Under the provisions of Article 1, para. 3 of the Statutes, the term
of office of one half of the members designated at the time of the first
election has ceased after 2 years.
States elected at the 31st session until the end of the 33rd
session: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Cuba, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Nepal, Qatar,
Syrian Arab Republic.
Other members of the Committee, elected at the 30th
session and whose term of office expires at the end of the 32nd session of the
General Conference: Austria, Bulgaria, China, Finland, Kenya, Mexico, Oman,
|Geographical distribution among electoral groups
elected during the meeting held in April 2002
Mr Tu Mingde (China)
Mr Fazlur Rahman M.P. (Bangladesh)
M.r François Claude Dikoumé (Cameroon)
Mr Arnaldo Rivero Fuxa (Cuba)
Mrs Kalliopi Nedelkos (Greece)
Mr Ioan Dobrescu (Romania)
Mr Mohamed Yassmene (Syrian Arab Republic)
|Meetings foreseen during the biennium
Committee meets in regular session once every two years.
last meeting took place from 4 to 5 April 2002.
The Bureau meets at least once a year.
for Preventive Education and Sport
membership of the Committee, by electoral group
Membership of the Committee since its