Anti-Doping and Sport - Why it matters for UNESCO
Within the framework of a one hour mini-conference on the stand devoted to “Human Rights” of the exhibition “Open UNESCO”, the UNESCO team in charge of sport and anti-doping will present the major contemporary challenges that have to be addressed within this program to the participants to the 37th General conference.
This mini-conference will be thus the occasion to share with a maximum of Delegates to the UNESCO’s General conference, the initiatives taken and the results got by the Organization in the fight against doping in sport.
This exchange will also offer the opportunity to debate with the participants on the importance of public investment in physical education and sport.
Indeed, sport can deliver a wide range of social and economic benefits including healthy lifestyles, prevention of non-communicable diseases, and a reduction in medical expenditure.
Its practice contributes to the dissemination of the values of “fair play”, social cohesion and community building.
The organization of major sport events provide also direct and indirect economic benefits for the host country’s population, contributing to growth and jobs.
Information and concrete examples on the activities developed by UNESCO throughout the world will be shared with the participants to this mini-conference, such as national and regional projects funded under the UNESCO Anti-Doping Fund, the findings of the Global Survey on Physical Education in Schools and the outcomes of the 5th World Sport Ministers Conference (MINEPS V) held, in May 2013, in Berlin (Germany).