The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945 with the mission to “build peace in the minds of men”. As the United Nations’ lead agency for Physical Education and Sport (PES), UNESCO provides assistance, guidance and services to governments, NGOs and experts, to consolidate and develop the increasingly diverse issues relating to sport.
In recent decades, UNESCO has committed itself to the creation of appropriate mechanisms to achieve its goals of cooperation and development. In line with this commitment UNESCO has established: -
- The International Charter on Physical Education and Sport;
- The International Convention against Doping in Sport;
- The Conference of Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport;
- Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport;
- The Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS);
- The Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS);
- The International Fund for Developing Physical Education and Sport (FIDEPS).
UNESCO (2009), Sport for Development and Peace: Proceedings of the Kingston International Congress, Jamaica, 13-16 September 2008, Paris, France.
UNESCO (2008), Handbook for the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport, Paris, France.
UNESCO (2006), Anti-Doping Education Brochure, UNESCO/WADA.
UNESCO (2004), UNESCO Seminar on the Quality of Physical Education and Sport: Final Report, Porto Novo, Benin.
Wojciech Liponski (2003), World Sports Encyclopedia 2003, Atena, Poznan, Poland.
UNESCO (2001), International Friendship Encounter: sport for a culture of peace, Welcome Byzance, Schiltigheim, France.
Rabah Madjer, Football, Algeria
Davaajargal Munkhbat (Hakuho), Sumo wrestling, Mongolia
David Douillet, Judo, France
Edson Arantes Do Nascimento (Pelé), Football, Brazil
Jaqueline Silva, Volleyball, Brazil
Justine Henin, Tennis, Belgium
Michael Schumacher, Formula 1, Germany
Sergey Bubka, Pole vault, Ukraine
Veronica Campbell-Brown, Athletics, Jamaica
Virgilijus Alekna, Discus throwing, Lithuania
Vitaliy & Wladimir Klitschko, Boxing, Ukraine
Vyacheslav Fetisov, Ice hockey, Russia
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Programmatic Focal Points:
Ms. Golda EL-KHOURY
Chief of the Youth, Sport and Physical Education Section
UNESCO Office Dar Es Salam:
Mr. Marcellin DALLY
Communications Focal Points:
Youth, Sport and Physical Education Section:
Ms. Nancy MCLENNAN
Champions for Sport:
Mrs. Basma IRSHEID
Chief of Section of UNESCO Celebrity Advocates