UNESCO Voluntary Fund


Each GCC & YEM RADO member country should play their part in the fight against doping in sport.
Governments are encouraged to accept the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport and provide support and funding of anti-doping programs within their country. Sport and anti-doping organizations are encouraged to accept the World Anti-Doping Code and ensure effective anti-doping programs are being carried out in their respective countries.


UNESCO can provide financial assistance to governments (States Parties) to help them develop or implement effective anti-doping programs in accordance with the International.There is over USD $3.2 Million in the Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport which was created for this purpose.

The first session of the Conference of Parties identified three areas for the investment of the Fund. 
Education  projects focusing on young people and sports organizations is the first priority area. Such is the importance given to anti-doping education, it was agreed that half of the Fund should be allocated to this area.

Secondly, States Parties can apply for assistance with policy advice. This is a relatively broad term which encompasses the development of legislation, regulation, policies and administrative practices for the purposes of complying with the Convention.

The third priority is mentoring and capacity development programs, essentially for least developed or low income States Parties.

These priorities remain in place until the next session of the Conference of Parties.

UNESCO has published a Handbook [PDF, 2 MB] outlining the administration and management of the Fund.

It explains the application process and includes application forms and other model documents. “Quoted from UNESCO”

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