Seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the International Conference against Doping in Sport

The Conference of Parties (COP) to the International Convention against Doping in Sport will convene its seventh session from 29 to 31 October 2019 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. All States Parties to the Convention and UNESCO Member States are invited to participate in this statutory conference held every two years.

For the first time, the COP will be preceded by a Forum, taking place on 29 October 2019, which will benefit from interventions of experts and personalities and will bring together a wide range of stakeholders. The panels will be dedicated to three relevant themes: artificial intelligence and gene doping; values-based education; and women and youth engagement in sport. In addition, the Forum foresees open exchanges between Permanent Delegations of States Parties, National Anti-Doping Organizations and UNESCO.

The second and third days will focus on the follow-up to the COP6 Resolutions and progress made since COP6. COP7 will also contribute to forging its operational tool, the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport, by implementing the recommendations of the external evaluations conducted in 2017 and 2018. COP7 will be inaugurated on 30 October 2019 by an official ceremony bringing together high-level international guests.

The Pre-Conference Forum and COP7 Opening Ceremony will be live webcasted:
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French -

The interpretation of proceedings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of the proceedings. Only the original speech is authentic.


Type of Event Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Start 29.10.2019 10:00 local time
End 31.10.2019 17:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Dally, Marcellin
Organizer UNESCO
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room II
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
Estimated number of participants 350
Official Website
Link 1 Online Registration
Link 2 More information and documents
Link 3 Conference of Parties
Link 4 International Convention against Doping in Sport