Technical Meeting on the Safeguarding and Promotion of Traditional Sports and Games

When, local time: 
Friday, 8 December 2017 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Marcellin Dally, m.dally@unesco.org

This First Technical Meeting will gather specialized working groups to build on the outcomes of the Third Collective Consultation on the Safeguarding and Promotion of Traditional Sports and Games, prepare the Fourth Collective Consultation, and monitor activities of the programme.

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Safeguarding and promoting Traditional Sports and Games (TSG) as sports practices and intangible cultural heritage is a key challenge for the future development of sport and societies.

TSG also enhance intercultural dialogue and peace, reinforce youth empowerment and promote ethical sport practices.

Engaged in revitalizing the program on the safeguarding and promotion of Traditional Sports and Games, a third Collective Consultation on Traditional Sports and Games (TSG) was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 6 to 7 July 2017. The consultation gathered experts from sports federations and associations, academics, representatives of Member States of UNESCO and non-governmental organizations.

Participants adopted an agenda for 2017 and 2018 to formalize the following actions:

- Elaborate Policy Guidelines on TSG on the ground of thr draft Charter;
- Establish an international Platform on TSG;
- Develop an Online Worldwide Encyclopaedia on the ground of the 2003 World Sports Encyclopedia.