United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

A Global Commitment of Member States
02/24/2014 10:05

The General Conference of UNESCO, at its 37th session in November 2013, reaffirmed the fundamental principles enshrined in UNESCO’s International Charter of Physical Education and Sport and in the Olympic Charter, recognized the unique potential of sport to foster social inclusion, and invited the Director-General to cooperate with all relevant stakeholders, to observe and raise awareness of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Hereafter you find the full text of Resolution 39.

 

Resolution 39 - Proclamation by the United Nations of an international day of sports and physical activity

 

The General Conference,

 

Recalling 192 EX/Decision 38, by which the Executive Board welcomed and endorsed the recommendation of the Declaration of the United Nations’ Third International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development to proclaim an “international day of sport and physical activity”,

 

Welcoming the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly, at its 67th session on 23 August 2013, of resolution 67/296 proclaiming International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, to be celebrated on 6 April,

 

Also recalling resolution 67/17, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 November 2012, which recognizes the potential of sport to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, sustainable development and peace,

 

Reaffirming the fundamental principles enshrined in UNESCO’s International Charter of Physical Education and Sport and in the Olympic Charter,

 

Recognizing the unique potential of sport to foster social inclusion,

 

Invites the Director-General to cooperate with the United Nations system, the relevant international organizations and national sports organizations, civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector and all other relevant stakeholders to observe and raise awareness of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace as outlined in document 37 C/60;

 

Requests the Director-General, in document 37 C/5, to place the contribution of UNESCO to the celebration of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace in the context of the follow-up to the Fifth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V) and the implementation of the Declaration of Berlin;

 

Stresses that any additional activities that may arise from the celebration of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace should be subject to the availability of extra budgetary funds;

 

Also invites the Director-General to report to it, at its 38th session, on the implementation of this resolution.

 

Resolution adopted on the report of the SHS Commission at the 17th plenary meeting, on 20 November 2013.

 

Contact: Phillip Muller-Wirth | p.muller-wirthunesco.org

Source: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002261/226162e.pdf

UNESCO International Charter of Physical Education and Sport http://www.unesco.org/education/nfsunesco/pdf/SPORT_E.PDF

Olympic Charter : http://www.olympic.org/Documents/olympic_charter_en.pdf

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/physical-education-and-sport/