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Physical Education and Sport
UNESCO is the United Nations’ lead agency for Physical Education and Sport (PES).

sport_home.jpg Assistance and guidance services are provided for governments, NGOs, and experts to debate the evolving challenges of physical education and sport. The organization also assists and advises Member States wishing to elaborate or strengthen their training system in physical education. Furthermore, it offers its expertise in the design and implementation of development programmes in the domain of sport. And UNESCO provides guidance, advisory services and assessments in related areas such as culture and social development; for example, to promote and develop traditional sport and games.

This programme focuses on the following divers themes:In addition, UNESCO plays the secretariat role for the Inter-governmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS). This Committee, composed of 18 elected Member States, has been created to promote international cooperation in the sphere of physical activity to strengthening peace, friendship, understanding, and mutual respect between peoples.

Contact: +33 (0) 1 45 68 45 39.

Photo: © Don Andre, 2006


NewsUNESCO and the European Inclusive Physical Education Training Programme 2010-02-15 3:00 pm UNESCO
UNESCO and EIPET work together towards the promotion of inclusive physical education following UNESCO’s attendance at the launch of the European Inclusive Physical Education Training Programme (EIPET) and resource pack in October 2009 in Dublin (Ireland).
NewsClint Eastwood talks to UNESCO about the values of sport for peace. 2010-01-12 9:00 am UNESCO
Message from Clint Eastwood for the French premiere of Invictus, hosted at UNESCO January 11, 2010
NewsMovie Premiere: Clint Eastwood’s Invictus  2010-01-11 10:00 am UNESCO
The French Premiere of Invictus was hosted by UNESCO in Paris on 11 January 2010. The objective was to highlight the power of “sport for reconciliation”, and the importance of the fight against racism to the cause of peace and conflict resolution.

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