Plenary Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS)

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A Somali football team trains in Mogadishu
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When, local time: 
Thursday, 6 March 2014 - 10:00am to Friday, 7 March 2014 - 7:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Contact: 
Philipp Müller-Wirth, p.muller-wirth@unesco.org

At this session, CIGEPS Member States and members of its Permanent Consultative Council (PCC) will discuss the follow-up of the 5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V).

Ministers and senior government officials from 121 UNESCO Member States gathered, together with the non-governmental key stakeholders of the sporting world, in Berlin (Germany) from 28 to 30 May 2013 at the 5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V. They adopted detailed, action-oriented recommendations concerning the most pressing challenges in international sport policy, structured around three themes:

• Access to Sport as a Fundamental Right for All;
• Promoting Investment in Sport and Physical Education Programmes;
• Preserving the Integrity of Sport.
The “Declaration of Berlin” constitutes a global consensus about the principles that should guide sport and physical education policy makers in the coming years.

Provisional Agenda of the CIGEPS Session:

• Opening of the meeting by UNESCO
• Adoption of the Agenda and Timetable
• Election of Chairperson and five Vice-Chairpersons
• Update on activities
• Follow-up to MINEPS V
• Revision of UNESCO’s International Charter for Physical Education and Sport
• Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policy Makers
• Research on the Socio-Economic Benefits of Sport
• International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (6 April)
• Programme Priorities for 2014-2015
• Closing of the Meeting

CIGEPS was established in 1978 to promote the role and value of sport and its inclusion in public policy. The Committee is comprised of expert representatives in the field of physical education and sport from 18 UNESCO Member States, each elected for a four year term. The Permanent Consultative Council (PCC), comprising key sport federations, UN agencies and NGOs, provides technical support and advice to the Committee.