Physical Education and Sport

UNRWA Campers attempt Guinness Record for biggest basketball bounce in Ghaza ©  UN Photo / S. Sarhan

UNRWA Campers attempt Guinness Record for biggest basketball bounce in Ghaza © UN Photo / S. Sarhan

UNESCO is the United Nations’ lead agency for Physical Education and Sport (PES).

Assistance and guidance services are provided for governments, NGOs, and experts to debate the evolving challenges of physical education and sport. The organization also assists and advises Member States wishing to elaborate or strengthen their training system in physical education. And it offers its expertise in the design and implementation of development programmes in the domain of sport.

In addition, UNESCO plays the secretariat role for the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS).

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World-wide Survey of School Physical Education. Final report

World-wide Survey of School Physical Education. Final report

The fundamental aim of the Worldwide Survey of Physical Education, undertaken in cooperation with NWCPEA (North Western Counties Physical Education Association), was to determine a set of universal principles of Quality Physical Education (QPE), which could be adopted and adapted for global implementation.

This research has significant value as it draws together statistics and data from every world region and extrapolates minimum standards in Quality Physical Education provision which are applicable to all Member States of UNESCO.

In this regard, this publication is relatively unique as the vast majority of analysis and harmonization in this field occurs at a regional or sub-regional level.



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