A Monegasque delegation took part in the special session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport of UNESCO (CIGEPS), which met for the first time in Geneva on 28th and 29th March 2019.

In her opening address of the meeting, Ms Lanteri, Ambassador Permanent Representative of Monaco and member of the Group of Friends of Sport, highlighted the Principality’s action in favour of sport at national and international level and highlighted how sport could contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

For the record, the Committee, established in 1978, is mandated to develop the role and value of sport and to promote its inclusion in public policy. During this session, CIGEPS meets to study the implementation of the Kazan Plan of Action, the reform of its statutes and the strengthening of the action of the United Nations system and member states in favour of sport for the development and peace.