On July 13-15, the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI) will be held in Kazan. About 630 delegates, including heads and representatives of sports-related executive authorities from 117 member states of UNESCO, as well as other international bodies and major sports organisations, are expected to come together for the event. The Korston Hotel serves as the official venue for the MINEPS VI conference.
MINEPS conferences have been organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) since 1976. The key objective of MINEPS is the evaluation of international events in the sphere of physical education and sport, and development of strategies that comply with the principles established in the International Charter of Physical Education and Sport, the Olympic Charter and other international documents.
In May 2013, Berlin played host to MINEPS V bringing together over 600 representatives of physical education and sports-related governmental, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs from 128 member states of UNESCO.
In autumn 2015, the Russian Federation placed a bid to host the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI).
In February 2016 the Secretariat of UNESCO granted Kazan of Russia the opportunity to host MINEPS VI. The decision was based on Russia’s leading position in sport, constant support of sports programmes and UNESCO activity, as well as valuable experience of the Russian sports capital city, Kazan, as a warm and welcoming host of the recent major international sporting events.
MINEPS VI is intended to focus on the implementation and monitoring of the Declaration of Berlin, adopted by MINEPS V and the new International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (2015) and agree on a plan of actions aimed at putting these documents into practice.
Two parallel breakout sessions of the expert’s forum will be held on July 13, and on July 14-15 plenary sessions will take place. Other planned activities include the meetings of the Conference Bureau, drafting group, press conference and poster exhibition. Moreover, the conference participants will be welcome to join official receptions and traditional Tatar holiday Sabantuy celebration.
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