Fifth Session of the Conference of Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport
The Conference of Parties (CoP) to the International Convention against Doping in Sport is a statutory conference held every two years. All UNESCO Member States are invited to participate in the fifth session, to be held from 29 to 30 October 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The 2015 edition will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Convention and will provide a unique opportunity to present different measures and programmes against doping in sport.
The main objective of the Conference is to review the compliance status of States Parties’ commitments, as well as to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the International Convention against Doping in Sport. The fifth session will respond to several other objectives, including the provision of a platform for discussions and debates on anti-doping public policies, while ensuring harmonization, coordination and effectiveness of the global legal and policy framework that could guarantee sport integrity and governance.
Key partners include the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), invited in an advisory capacity, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Council of Europe (CoE), INTERPOL, the World Customs Organization and various intergovernmental and international sports organizations.
On this occasion, WADA will present its Annual Report on the implementation of the revised World Anti-Doping Code, entered into force on 1 January 2015.
As the only UN organization with an institutional mandate in the field of sport, UNESCO has facilitated the development of the International Convention against Doping in Sport, which remains the first legal anti-doping instrument worldwide. By playing the role of Secretariat to the Convention, UNESCO works to facilitate the development of international means for ensuring sport integrity, so as to support efforts coming from governments and the sports movement.