Follow-up meeting on MINEPS V recommendations

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) will host the first technical meeting on the manipulation of sport competitions to follow-up on the historic recommendations and commitments made by governments in Declaration of Berlin.

Taking place in Doha, Qatar on the 16th and 17th September, this landmark meeting on the manipulation of sport competitions will gather over 80 government officials, international experts and leaders in sport and will be the first time officials meet to follow-up on the detailed recommendations outlined within the Declaration of Berlin.

Hailed as a ‘beacon for future national and international sports policy’, the Declaration of Berlin was adopted by 600 participants from 121 countries at the 5th UNESCO World Sport Ministers Conference (MINEPS V) in May 2013 and seeks to improve and enhance international cooperation between governments and all other sport stakeholders on issues of access, investment and integrity of sport.

Some of the key recommendations outlined within Declaration of Berlin include:

  • Improved sports governance
  • A zero-tolerance policy within the sport movement, especially against doping and the manipulation of sports competitions
  • Greater collaboration in the early detection of manipulation
  • Preventive measures and monitoring in accordance with national and international law
  • An effective, proportionate disciplinary regulation, and a range of preventive measures

As well as following up on the progress of the MINEPS V recommendations on the manipulation of sport competitions, international experts and policy-makers attending the meeting will also aim to agree on several proposals to present to sports ministers at MINEPS VI.

Documents for Participants