International Convention against Doping in Sport

The United Nations General Conference on Education, Science and Culture continues to be the only UNESCO meeting in Paris from 3 to 21 October 2005 at its 33rd session, bearing in mind that UNESCO's aim is to contribute to peace and security by promoting cooperation between nations through education, science and culture, referring to existing international human rights documents, having regard to Resolution 58/5 adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 3 November 2003, which concerned sport as a tool for promoting education, health, development and peace , in particular paragraph 7 thereof, Recognizing that sport should play an important role in health protection, moral, cultural and physical education and in promoting international understanding and peace, taking into account the need to promote and coordinate international cooperation leading to the elimination of doping in sport , concerned about the use of doping in sport and its consequences the principles of fair dealing, the elimination of cheating and the future of sport, bearing in mind that doping threatens the ethical principles and educational values ​​enshrined in the International Charter for Physical Education and Sport and the Olympic Charter, Recalling that the Anti-Doping Convention and its Additional Protocol adopted by the Council of Europe are the international instruments of public law which form the basis of national anti-doping policies and intergovernmental cooperation, recalling the Recommendation on doping adopted at the 2nd, 3rd and 4th International Ministerial and Senior Officials Offices responsible for (1998), Punta del Este (1999) and Athens (2004), and the corresponding Resolution of the 32nd UNESCO General Conference (2003), having regard to the World Anti-Doping Code adopted by the World Anti-Doping Agency at the World Conference on doping in sport in Copenhagen on 5 March 2003 and the Copenhagen Declaration against doping in sport, also aware of the influence that outstanding athletes have on youth, recognizing the constant need to conduct and support research to improve doping findings and improve understanding of the factors influencing its use to ensure that preventative measures are as effective as possible, also aware of the importance of continuing training of athletes, their accompanying staff and society at all in the field of doping prevention, bearing in mind the need to build capacity in anti-doping programs in the States Parties; , that public authorities and organizations responsible for sport have a complementary responsibility for preventing and combating doping in sport, in particular they must ensure fair play on sporting events and protect the health of those who are still h, recognizing that these bodies and organizations must work together to ensure this and ensure the highest degree of independence and transparency at all appropriate levels, to take further and more vigorous joint measures to eliminate doping in sport, recognizing that the elimination of doping in sport depends partly on the progressive harmonization of anti-doping standards and practices in sport and on cooperation at national and global level, it adopts this Convention on the nineteenth day of October 2005.