When :from Tuesday 29 October, 2019 10:00 to Thursday 31 October, 2019 17:30
Type of event :Category 2-Intergovernmental meeting
Where :UNESCO Headquarters, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France
The Conference of Parties (COP) to the International Convention against Doping in Sport will convene its seventh session from 29 to 31 October 2019 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. All States Parties to the Convention and UNESCO Member States are invited to participate in this statutory conference held every two years.
For the first time, the COP will be preceded by a Forum, taking place on 29 October 2019, which will benefit from interventions of experts and personalities and will bring together a wide range of stakeholders. The panels will be dedicated to three relevant themes: artificial intelligence and gene doping; values-based education; and women and youth engagement in sport. In addition, the Forum foresees open exchanges between Permanent Delegations of States Parties, National Anti-Doping Organizations and UNESCO.
The second and third days will focus on the follow-up to the COP6 Resolutions and progress made since COP6. COP7 will also contribute to forging its operational tool, the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport, by implementing the recommendations of the external evaluations conducted in 2017 and 2018. COP7 will be inaugurated on 30 October 2019 by an official ceremony bringing together high-level international guests.
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