tisdag 11 november 2008

UNESCO and WADA to host Pressconference!

France: 100 countries ratify anti-doping convention!
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, and the Director-General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), David Howman, will host a press conference Wednesday, 12 November, here to celebrate the 100th ratification of the International Convention against Doping in Sports.The Convention, adopted by UNESCO in 2005, became effective in February 2007, provides an international framework for the harmonisation of rules and policies regarding the fight against doping in sports.
It contributes to the integration of the World Anti-Doping Code into international law and obliges States to take measures that conform to its principles.A Fund for the elimination of doping in sports, created under the terms of the Convention, has now become operational.Its purpose is to help the least-developed and lowest-income countries finance the development and implementation of programmes to fight doping in sports.The Sports ministers of France and Spain, Bernard Laporte and Jaime Lissavetzky Diez respectively, are also expected to attend the event along with the Director General of China’s General Administration of Sports, Jiang Zhixue.The historical milestone will be marked with a commemorative photo featuring Amb assadors from most of the 100 countries that have ratified the Convention.
Paris - 07/11/2008

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