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The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty adopted by the United Nations on November 20, 1989, establishing global standards to ensure the protection, survival, and development of all children, without discrimination. Countries that ratify the treaty pledge to protect children from economic and sexual exploitation, violence, and other forms of abuse and to advance the rights of children to education, health care, and a decent standard of living.

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 31st October 2014, this Resolution reaffirms the power of sport to bring about social change and encourages the use of sport as a vehicle to foster development, strengthen education, prevent disease, empower girls and women, promote the inclusion and well-being of persons with disabilities, and support conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

The International Safeguarding Children in Sport Working Group launched a set of safeguards designed to make sport safer for children. These Safeguards aim to outline the things that should be put in place by any organisation providing sports activities to children and young people.

Description: An international study of children’s exposure to violence through sport, commissioned by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Innocenti Research Centre through a review of the available empirical research and policy initiatives on this subject. The report defines the many aspects of the issue, provides examples of both good and poor practice, and makes suggestions for sport organizations to assist them in their violence prevention work.

The Yves de Roussan Center for the Defense of Children and Adolescents (CEDECA) – in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Special Secretariat for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Affairs (SECOPA) and the Public Defender’s Office of the State of Bahia – carried out original research into risks and opportunities for children and adolescents in football. This report, which is based on the results of this research, aims to kickstart a necessary and urgent debate on how legal instruments can be adapted and efficient mechanisms introduced for monitoring sports centers.

The outcome document of UNESCO’s 5th World Conference of Sport Ministers (MINEPS V), the “Declaration of Berlin” was adopted by 121 represented Member States. This text is the result of an extensive consultation process involving some 100 experts from governments, academia and the sport movement. The detailed commitments and recommendations of the Declaration constitute a unique global consensus on the orientations and principles that should guide sport and physical education policy in the coming years.

The IOC Ethics Commission is charged with defining and updating a framework of ethical principles, including a Code of Ethics, based upon the values and principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter of which the said Code forms an integral part.

The Code of Sports Ethics is one of the Council of Europe’s strategic documents. It promotes healthy sporting practices and is recognised throughout the world.

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