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Jamaica becomes the 17th State Party to the International Convention against Doping in Sport
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On 2 August 2006, Jamaica deposited an instrument of ratification with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, and in so doing became the 17th State Party to the International Convention against Doping in Sport.
Jamaica becomes the 17th State Party to the International Convention against Doping in SportSpeaking from Kingston, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Hon Portia Simpson Miller, stated, “Jamaica is fully committed to the fight against drugs in sport and will do everything in its power to safeguard the integrity, values and spirit of sport. We are working to ensure an anti-doping environment which influences behaviour among participants, and dissuades athletes from using prohibited substances and methods.”

“Sport is an integral part of the Jamaican lifestyle and culture and doping is contrary to the ‘spirit of sport’. We believe that the International Convention against Doping in Sport provides an internationally recognized framework within which governments can take actions which are complementary to those already being taken by the sporting organizations. The Convention recognizes the importance of harmonizing policy and practice in the sporting movement worldwide" said Prime Minister Simpson Miller.

Thirty instruments of ratification are required for the Convention to enter into force, however, considerable progress has been made towards reaching this objective in recent months as Seychelles, Mauritius, Lithuania and Jamaica became State Parties to the Convention. A number of other Member States have indicated that they intend to ratify, accept, approve or accede to the Convention by September 2006.

Member State /Date of deposit of instrument /Type of instrument

Sweden 09/11/2005 Ratification
Canada 29/11/2005 Acceptance
Denmark 15/12/2005 Ratification
New Zealand 23/12/2005 Acceptance
Norway 13/01/2006 Ratification
Australia 17/01/2006 Ratification
Monaco 30/01/2006 Acceptance
Iceland 10/02/2006 Accession
Cook Islands 15/02/2006 Accession
Nigeria 24/02/2006 Ratification
Latvia 10/04/2006 Accession
United Kingdom 25/04/2006 Ratification
Nauru 4/05/2006 Ratification
Seychelles 05/07/2006 Ratification
Mauritius 06/07/2006 Ratification
Lithuania 02/08/2006 Ratification
Jamaica 02/08/2006 Ratification 

Author(s) UNESCO
Publication Date 16-08-2006

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