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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MINEPS V - 2013



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Empowering Girls and Women through Physical Education and Sport

Empowering Girls and Women through Physical Education and Sport

The topic of girls and physical education has been widely researched and reported. The issues influencing girls’ participation in physical education and sport and the potential benefits are well known. The issues are complex at policy and strategy, professional and institutional, and at personal and social levels. This advocacy brief gives an overview on up-to-date facts and figures and offers strategies to overcome inequalities in physical education.

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