From 30 January to 2 February, 2017, Kazan will be hosting the meeting of the MINEPS VI Programme Committee. The participants will include members of the UNESCO, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS), the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA), the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan, and the Directorate for Sport and Social Projects.
The meeting participants will discuss details of preparation for the VI International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI), which will be held in July 2017, at the Korston Hotel in the city of Kazan.
MINEPS VI is expected to feature such participants as heads and representatives of sports-related executive authorities from 205 associate members and member states of UNESCO, as well as various international and sports-related stakeholders. The overall projected number of participants is estimated at around 1,000.
MINEPS VI will be dedicated to the issues of implementing UNESCO’s International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport, as well as the Berlin Declaration, which was ratified during the previous MINEPS meeting.
In addition, the conference will feature parallel expert forum meetings and plenary sessions. Other planned activities include the meetings of the Conference Bureau and the editor group, press conferences, and exhibitions. The guests of MINEPS VI will be welcome to join official receptions, the III All-Russian Beach Games, and the traditional Tatar Sabantuy celebration.
On 19 January, 2017, UNESCO launched the official website dedicated to MINEPS VI. The site is available in six languages. The full version of the conference’s host country’s website became available on 26 January in 4 languages. It contains sections dedicated to the participant online registration system, logistics data and other useful information, as well as the conference’s official documents.
Media and Communications Department of Directorate for Sports and Social Projects