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International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport

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International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport

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Other

Publisher

UNESCO

Year

2015

UNESCO

The International Charter for Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport is a rights-based reference that orients and supports policy- and decision-making in sport.

Adopted in 1978, the original Charter was perceived as innovative at the time - as it was the first rights-based document to state that “the practice of physical education and sport is a fundamental right for all”.

Based on the universal spirit of the original Charter, and integrating the significant evolutions in the field of sport since 1978, the revised Charter introduces universal principles such as gender equality, non-discrimination and social inclusion in and through sport. It also highlights the benefits of physical activity, the sustainability of sport, the inclusion of persons with disabilities and the protection of children.

This unique text is intended for all, regardless of the ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property or any other basis.

It also speaks to all the actors involved in sports: whether they are professional or amateur athletes, referees, public authorities, law enforcement, sports organisations, betting operators, owners of sports-related rights, the media, non-governmental organisations, administrators, educators, families, the medical profession and other stakeholders.



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Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 23:00