2nd International Conference on the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Fight Against-Doping

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: 
Japan, Tokyo
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Marcellin Dally, m.dally@unesco.org

The Conference, titled ‘New Developments for Clean Sport and Society, aims to strengthen and further the collaboration between the pharmaceutical industry and anti-doping authorities for protecting public health and integrity of sport. It is organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, UNESCO, the World Anti-Doping agency (WADA), and the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA).

The conference builds on the conclusions of the first international conference on "the pharmaceutical industry and the fight against doping in sport”, that was held in Paris in November 2012. On this occasion, the participants insisted on the urgent need to establish, at the earliest convenience, a collaboration between the institutions responsible for the fight against doping and the pharmaceutical industry so as to forecast the market introduction of molecules that can be used for the purpose of doping and their detection methods and also to strengthen the strategy of the fight against trafficking.

The Tokyo Conference aims at calling for mechanisms of multi-stakeholder co-operation. In ensuring monitoring of compliance with the International Convention against Doping in Sport, UNESCO’s vision and strategic approach will be shared with key partners to address gaps and inconsistencies in compliance. Challenges include labeling, information sharing with the pharmaceutical industry and training on anti-doping norms for health professionals.