Second Follow-up Meeting of MINEPS V for the Latin American and the Caribbean Region

When, local time: 
Monday, 6 October 2014 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 7 October 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Uruguay, Montevideo
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Philipp Muller-Wirth, p.muller-wirth@unesco.org

This is the second follow-up meeting of the 5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V) for the Latin American and the Caribbean Region. At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Uruguay through its Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the meeting will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 6 to 7 October 2014.

Representatives of the Latin American and the Caribbean region will gather for the follow-up and monitoring of the commitments and recommendations undertaken at MINEPS V (Berlin, Germany, 28-30 May 2013), and at the First Follow-up meeting of MINEPS V for the region which took place in Bogotá (Colombia) from 18 to 19 October 2013.

At the First Follow-up meeting, governments of the region agreed to create a regional observatory on sport to meet the following priorities:

(i) sharing knowledge on sport structures and frameworks;
(ii) compiling and sharing data on sport and physical education public policy; and
(iii) evaluating and following up the implementation of the Declaration of Berlin.

In cooperation with the Technological University of Pereira (Colombia), the Observatory has been successfully set up.

During this second follow-up meeting, participants will continue the follow-up process by making recommendations that will be essential to the definition of UNESCO’s regional follow-up and monitoring strategy for MINEPS V.

The final report of the First Follow-up meeting of MINEPS V for the region is available in English (http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002284/228413e.pdf) and Spanish (http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002284/228413s.pdf).