April 7, 2009
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One Hundred and Ten Countries Have Now Ratified UNESCO Convention

With Malawi having completed its ratification procedure, 110 countries out of the 193 UNESCO Member States have now ratified the International Convention against Doping in Sport, which came into force on February 1, 2007.

The UNESCO Convention is the practical instrument by which governments formalize their commitment to the fight against doping. Given that many governments cannot be bound by a non-governmental document such as the World Anti-Doping Code (the document harmonizing anti-doping rules in all sports and countries), the Convention permits governments to align their domestic policies with the Code, thus harmonizing the rules governing anti-doping in sport and public legislation.

Click here for a list of governments that have ratified the Convention.