Workshop on Sport and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

When, local time: 
Thursday, 30 April 2015 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Where: 
Fiji, Suva
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Sue Vize, s.vise@unesco.org

This event will introduce the "Declaration of Berlin" and related sports for development initiatives to government sports ministers and officials, Olympic movement members and sports federations in the Oceania region.

UNESCO in partnership with the Oceania National Olympic Councils (ONOC) is hosting this one day event during a series of meetings for sports officials and representatives in Suva, Fiji. This one day workshop will focus on the implementation of the Declaration of Berlin and the Quality Physical Education Framework (QPEF), as well as on initiatives of other organizations working on sports for development.

Fiji has been selected as one of the pilot countries for the QPEF. Through prioritization of issues facing the Oceania region, participants will prepare an action plan for implementation of the Declaration of Berlin in their region.

The outcome document of UNESCO’s 5th World Conference of Sport Ministers (MINEPS V, Berlin, Germany, 28-30 May 2013), the “Declaration of Berlin”, was adopted by 121 represented Member States.

This text is the result of an extensive consultation process involving some 100 experts from governments, academia and the sport movement. As such, the over 70 detailed commitments and recommendations of the Declaration constitute a unique global consensus on the orientations and principles that should guide sport and physical education policy in the coming years.