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30 October 2015 | in Education

FISU present at 5th Session of the Conference of Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport



PARIS - FISU was represented by its Director of Educational Services Kolë Gjeloshaj at the 5th Conference of the Parties adopted in 2005 and responsible for the overall implementation of the International Convention against Doping in Sport. This conference is held every two years at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. This year, it was the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention. States representatives discussed the initiatives put in place to ensure the promotion, monitoring and implementation of the Convention, to adopt a new logo for the Convention and to change the rules of internal procedure for the operation for the application of the Convention.

Kangeun Lee, David Howman & Kolë GjeloshajThe inaugural address was given by Patrick Kanner, Minister of the City, Youth and Sports of France. Several other ministers and vice-ministers addressed the audience, including Kim Chong, 2nd Vice-Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea who was present during the Gwangju Summer Universiade last July. Kangeun Lee, who had been designated to represent the students of the Vigo Forum in 2010 at the Conference of the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China, is a member of the minister’s Sports Cooperation Bureau, International Sports Division. After the speeches, the representatives elected the office of the Convention which is responsible for coordinating its implementation.

During his speech, David Howman, the Director-General of the World Anti-Doping Agency, elaborated on the programme developed together with FISU and the OC of the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju. He stressed the fact that the electronic manual (e-text book) is available in several languages and freely available to universities. He also presented the activities developed during the Gwangju Universiade (WADA seminars, panel discussion at the Conference). This ceremony was also an opportunity for WADA and UNESCO to sign a memorandum of understanding.

In its financial report, the UNESCO Secretariat mentioned that 59 projects have been supported by UNESCO for the period 2013-2015, including 15 new ones, which is a record for this Convention. The projects are supported by the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport, which has nearly US $ 1.9 million. Since 2008, 179 projects were submitted by 100 countries that have been developed for a value of $ 3.4 million.

For more information on the Convention, click here.

For documents of the Conference, click here.

(Source: Kolë Gjeloshaj, FISU Director of Educational Services)