Meeting of Experts to revise the 1978 International Charter of Physical Education and Sport

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A meeting of Experts will be organized, in Medellin (Colombia) from 9 to 12 September 2014, to revise the 1978 International Charter of Physical Education and Sport.

In accordance with 194 EX/Decision 9, experts from different organizations, appointed by UNESCO's Director-General, will develop a preliminary draft revised Charter of Physical Education and Sport.

Participants in the 5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V) held in Berlin (Germany) from 28 to 30 May 2013, invited the Director-General to consider a revision of the Charter to reflect their findings and recommendations (Declaration of Berlin, paragraph 19 - cf. document 37 C/INF.14).

The General Conference at its 37th session addressed this matter during the discussion on the follow-up to MINEPS V (cf. document 37 C/INF.16) and adopted 37 C/Resolution 38. Consequently, by 194 EX/Decision 9, the Executive Board approved the plan and calendar for the revision of the Charter. The revised Charter will be submitted to the Executive Board at its 196th session.


Type of Event Working group
Start 09.09.2014 09:00 local time
End 12.09.2014 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Muller-Wirth, Philipp
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Philipp Müller-Wirth,
Country Colombia
City Medellin
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website International Charter of Physical Education and Sport
Link 1 Executive Board - 194 EX/Decision 9
Link 2 Declaration of Berlin - General Conference - Document 36 C/INF.14
Link 3 Follow-up to MINEPS V - General Conference - Document 37 C/INF.16
Link 4 MINEPS V - 2013