15.06.2011 - Social and Human Sciences Sector

UNESCO and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) join forces to promote quality physical education

© Andrea Brunelli / ICSSPE

During its last Plenary Session, which was held from 7 to 8 June 2011, the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) of UNESCO endorsed the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education’s (ICSSPE) Position Statement on Physical Education.

The statement, substantiated by a support statement from UNESCO, advocates for the importance of access to quality physical education for every child, and also aims at encouraging increased government investment in physical education, supported by adequately trained teachers and appropriate allocation of resources, spaces and equipment.

ICSSPE’s International Position Statement on Physical Education and UNESCO’s Statement on Physical Education [PDF, 40 KB]

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