UNESCO-ICSS Joint Capacity Building Programme

In 2013, the ICSS and UNESCO established a Joint Capacity Building Programme to address corruption in sport and match-fixing on a global level.

The programme envisages a range of initiatives including:

  • Developing international and national capacities to prevent and fight the manipulation of sport competition encompassing methodologies for sport integrity standards and good practice; mechanisms for enhanced cooperation and information sharing; and educational programmes, executive training and raising public awareness.
  • The development of international and national capabilities to prevent violence in connection with sport, especially through social inclusion projects.
  • Mobilising support for the development of guiding principles in the field of sport integrity, building on the work developed by the ICSS and University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.

In line with these goals, the ICSS supported the preparation and promotion of the Declaration of Berlin, adopted in 2013 by the 5th World Conference of Sport Ministers (MINEPS V), the First UNESCO-ICSS Technical Meeting on the manipulation of sports competitions as a follow-up on the recommendations of the Declaration of Berlin hosted in 2015 in Doha, Qatar and contributed to the formulation and implementation of the Kazan Action Plan (KAP) adopted in 2017 by MINEPS VI.