Plenary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS)

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At this session, CIGEPS Member States and members of its Permanent Consultative Council (PCC) will discuss the follow-up of the 5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V).

Ministers and senior government officials from 121 UNESCO Member States gathered, together with the non-governmental key stakeholders of the sporting world, in Berlin (Germany) from 28 to 30 May 2013 at the 5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V. They adopted detailed, action-oriented recommendations concerning the most pressing challenges in international sport policy, structured around three themes:

• Access to Sport as a Fundamental Right for All;
• Promoting Investment in Sport and Physical Education Programmes;
• Preserving the Integrity of Sport.
The “Declaration of Berlin” constitutes a global consensus about the principles that should guide sport and physical education policy makers in the coming years.

Provisional Agenda of the CIGEPS Session:

• Opening of the meeting by UNESCO
• Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable
• Election of Chairperson and five Vice-Chairpersons
• Update on activities
• Follow-up to MINEPS V
• Revision of UNESCO’s International Charter for Physical Education and Sport
• Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policy Makers
• Research on the Socio-Economic Benefits of Sport
• International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (6 April)
• Programme Priorities for 2014-2015
• Closing of the Meeting

CIGEPS was established in 1978 to promote the role and value of sport and its inclusion in public policy. The Committee is comprised of expert representatives in the field of physical education and sport from 18 UNESCO Member States, each elected for a four year term. The Permanent Consultative Council (PCC), comprising key sport federations, UN agencies and NGOs, provides technical support and advice to the Committee.


Type of Event Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Start 06.03.2014 10:00 local time
End 07.03.2014 19:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Muller-Wirth, Philipp
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Philipp Müller-Wirth,
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 1 rue Miollis
Room Room XIII
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website
Link 1 Information and Working Documents
Link 2 More information on CIGEPS
Link 3 More information on MINEPS V
Link 4 Declaration of Berlin