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International Convention against Doping in Sport
UNESCO developed this Convention, which entered into force on 1 February 2007, to promote the fight against doping in sport with a view to its elimination.

dopingsign-ladypillow1.jpg The Convention represents the first time that governments around the world have agreed to apply the force of international law to anti-doping. This is important because there are specific areas where only governments possess the means to take the fight against doping forward. Accordingly, the Convention helps to formalize global anti-doping rules, policies and guidelines in order to provide an honest and equitable playing environment for all athletes.

It also aims to ensure the effectiveness of the World Anti-Doping Code in international law, creating obligations on nations to take steps in accordance with its principles.

There is a degree of flexibility in the approach governments can take to give effect to the Convention, either by way of legislation, regulation, policies or administrative practices. However, governments will need to take specific action to:
A Conference of Parties was convened to make policy decisions on the implementation of the Convention at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, from 5 to 7 February 2007.

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NewsA Conference at UNESCO to examine future of fight against doping  2009-10-21 10:35 am UNESCOPRESS
The Conference of States Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 26 to 28 October. Unanimously adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference on 19 October 2005, the Convention has already been ratified by 127 States. Approximately 250 government representatives discussed the future of the fight against doping in sport at the conference.

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