Meeting of the Bureau of the 6th session of the Conference of Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport
The third meeting of the Bureau of the sixth session of the Conference of Parties (COP6) to the International Convention against Doping in Sport will be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on 4 and 5 March 2019.
In line with the mandate given by the COP, the meeting aims at ensuring the follow-up to COP6 resolutions, and will address matters of relevance to the Convention.
Bureau Members will consider the format and points to be addressed by the seventh session of the Conference of Parties, to be held at UNESCO Headquarters from 29 to 31 October 2019.
In response to current challenges of the anti-doping field, Bureau Members will focus on rethinking the strategy of the Convention so that its implementation by States Parties be fit-for-purpose.
The agenda will include key items related to the governance of the Convention, compliance monitoring (including the development of a compliance certification and a model legislation, the follow-up to 2016-2017 non-compliance and the launch of the new cycle of reporting for 2018-2019), the implementation of the 2017 evaluation recommendations, visibility and resource mobilization.
Bureau Members will also be provided with an update on the development of Operational Guidelines and a Framework of consequences for non-compliance with the Convention, as well as on the implementation status of the Fund’s Operational Plan for 2018-2019.
The meeting will be attended by the members of the COP6 Bureau, the Chairperson of the Approval Committee of the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport and the Chairperson of the Working Group tasked with the development of Operational Guidelines and a Framework of consequences for non-compliance.
The Council of Europe (CoE), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), INTERPOL, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are invited as observers.
The COP6 Bureau is chaired by Mr Saleh Al-Konbaz Mohammed (Saudi Arabia) and is composed of the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Korea, Romania, Togo, and the United Kingdom (Rapporteur).