Anti-Doping and Sport - Why it matters for UNESCO

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Within the framework of a one hour mini-conference on the stand devoted to “Human Rights” of the exhibition “Open UNESCO”, the UNESCO team in charge of sport and anti-doping will present the major contemporary challenges that have to be addressed within this program to the participants to the 37th General conference.


This mini-conference will be thus the occasion to share with a maximum of Delegates to the UNESCO’s General conference, the initiatives taken and the results got by the Organization in the fight against doping in sport.

This exchange will also offer the opportunity to debate with the participants on the importance of public investment in physical education and sport.

Indeed, sport can deliver a wide range of social and economic benefits including healthy lifestyles, prevention of non-communicable diseases, and a reduction in medical expenditure.

Its practice contributes to the dissemination of the values of “fair play”, social cohesion and community building.

The organization of major sport events provide also direct and indirect economic benefits for the host country’s population, contributing to growth and jobs.

Information and concrete examples on the activities developed by UNESCO throughout the world will be shared with the participants to this mini-conference, such as national and regional projects funded under the UNESCO Anti-Doping Fund, the findings of the Global Survey on Physical Education in Schools and the outcomes of the 5th World Sport Ministers Conference (MINEPS V) held, in May 2013, in Berlin (Germany).


Details

Type of Event Special Event
Start 06.11.2013 13:00 local time
End 06.11.2013 14:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Schischlik, Alexander
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Alexander Schischlik, A.Schischlik@unesco.org, tel.: + 33 1 45 68 43 87
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, Place de Fontenoy
Room Open UNESCO
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Sport & Anti-Doping at UNESCO
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