October 5, 2005
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International Convention Considered by UNESCO General Conference

The 33rd General Conference of UNESCO - the United Nations body responsible for education, science and culture - will consider the adoption of the first International Convention against Doping in Sport at its current session in Paris.

The Education Commission II delegates will discuss and consider the final draft Convention on October 6. The Convention then will be submitted to the full plenary session on October 19.

Many governments cannot be legally bound by a non-governmental document such as the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code), the document to harmonize regulations regarding anti-doping in sport across all sports and all countries of the world. Governments have accordingly, pursuant to the Code, drafted this Convention under the auspices of UNESCO, to allow formal acceptance of WADA and the Code. The objective is to have the Convention ratified by governments prior to the Olympic Games in Turin in February 2006.

For mor information, go to www.unesco.org.