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In addition to the States Parties to the Anti-Doping Convention, UNESCO works with a wide range of partners, from intergovernmental organizations to universities and the sport movement.


Main partners

UNESCO Chair on Doping Studies and Analysis of Anti-Doping Policies

The first UNESCO Chair on anti-doping, hosted by the Paris Nanterre University in France, was created in April 2017. The Chair provides expertise and social science knowledge to various actors, notably public authorities.

French Tennis Federation

In October 2019, on the occasion of the Rolex Paris Masters, UNESCO and the French Tennis Federation (FFT) signed a partnership agreement promoting values education through sport within the framework of the International Convention against Doping in Sport. 

This partnership, aimed at promoting the ethical dimension of sport, as well as gender equality and the social inclusion of youth, is focused on four areas of cooperation: the promotion of ethical values in and through sport, in particular the fight against doping; the promotion of tennis as a vector of gender equality; strengthening access to heritage and cultural and linguistic diversity through tennis; the promotion of tennis as a tool for dialogue, social inclusion and resilience.

International Testing Agency 

UNESCO and the International Testing Agency (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the seventh session of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to the Anti-Doping Convention in 2019. 

The partnership focuses on education and prevention; facilitation of anti-doping controls and international cooperation in this field; and promotion of research on anti-doping.

World Anti-Doping Agency

UNESCO and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are leading partners in the fight against doping in sport at the international level. Key areas of cooperation include amendments to the annexes of the Convention, monitoring, and technical support.

The Anti-Doping Convention provides the legal framework within which all governments can take action in the fight against doping in sport. The Convention also provides support for the World Anti-Doping Code and other international standards developed by WADA, recognizing the importance of these documents in harmonizing policy and practice worldwide. 

The Prohibited List (Annex I) and the Standards for Granting Therapeutic Use Exemptions (Annex II) are integral parts of the Convention. Prepared by WADA, both documents are fundamental to international harmonization.