7 April 2017

Yemen ratifies UNESCO Anti-Doping Convention

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce that the Republic of Yemen (Yemen) has become the 185th State Party to ratify the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport (UNESCO Convention).

“I am delighted that Yemen has become the latest State Party to commit to clean sport through its ratification of the UNESCO Convention,” said WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie.  “With this ratification, 99% of the world has now pledged its support to clean sport and vowed to ensure that the UNESCO Convention is implemented and practiced effectively in their respective countries.” Reedie added.

The UNESCO Convention, which was adopted on 19 October 2005, is the practical instrument by which governments formalize their commitment to the fight against doping. The Convention allows governments to align their domestic policies with the World Anti-Doping Code, thus harmonizing the rules governing anti-doping in sport and public legislation. Under UNESCO standards, the Convention has set records in terms of the speed with which it was prepared, adopted and ratified.

See the complete list of countries that have ratified the UNESCO Convention here.