Previous MINEPS Conferences (I – IV)

Paris, France, April 1976, at UNESCO’s initiative.

  • Started a process of international cooperation for a strategy on physical education and sport (PES), considered an essential aspect of the right to education, a cultural dimension and a key aspect in the rounded development of individuals.

Moscow, Russian Federation, November 1988.

  • Reflected on the importance of challenges and dangers arising from the spectacular development of sport, at national and international levels;
  • Focused on issues such as PES in schools and universities, promotion of sport for all, safeguarding sport’s ethical values and countering harmful influences (commercialization, violence and doping) and contribution of sporting values to society, peace and mutual understanding.

Punta del Este, Uruguay, November – December 1999.

  • Aimed to translate into action the principles of the International Charter of Physical Education and Sport, the Olympic Charter and other international instruments;
  • Topics included the contribution of PES to sustainable economic development, PES as fundamental element of the right to education and the process of lifelong education, and forms of cooperation and consultation in the field of PES at the national, regional and international levels.

Athens, Greece, December 2004.

  • Aimed to respond to the need to give practical expression to the priorities defined by MINEPS III, and by the 2003 Round Table of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport, around the following themes: promotion of universal and ethical values of sport, development of PES in education systems, and the need for equity regarding women in sport.
  • As a result of the Conference, preparations for an International convention against doping in sport were put in place.
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