7th World Conference on Sport, Education and Culture: "Giving a Voice to Youth"

The event will be opened by the UNESCO Deputy Director-General and the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and will feature a number of high-level speakers.
The Conference will bring together young leaders and participants from governments, UN agencies, universities, non-governmental organizations and the sporting world, to discuss the transversal power and potential of sport as a vector for sustainable development, reconciliation, education, gender equality, youth empowerment, social cohesion and inter-cultural dialogue.

Furthermore, and in line with the objectives of the 2010 International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual understanding and building on the momentum of the Youth Olympic Games held in August 2010, this event will promote the role of youth as key actors in strengthening civic engagement and citizenship.

The Conference is organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with UNESCO.


Type of Event Category 4- International Congress
Start 05.12.2010 15:00 local time
End 07.12.2010 16:00 local time
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Focal point El-khoury, Golda
Organizer International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Contact Nancy McLennan, n.mclennan@unesco.org
Country South Africa
City Durban
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 400
Official Website 7th World Conference on Sport, Education and Culture / 7e Conférence mondiale sur le sport, l’éducation et la culture
Link 1 Programme in English [PDF, 341 KB]
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