Evaluation of UNESCO’s International Convention against Doping in Sport

UNESCO has been working in the field of physical education and sport since the 1970s when ministers and senior officials first met under its auspices. The Organization’s work in the field culminated with the adoption of the International Convention against Doping in Sport (hereafter the Convention) on 19 October 2015. Entering into force on 1 February 2007, the Convention became the most successful convention in the history of UNESCO in terms of rhythm of ratification after adoption. It is now the second most ratified of all UNESCO treaties.

The purpose of the Convention is to promote the prevention of and the fight against doping in sport, with a view to its elimination. It has been designed to coordinate and compel governmental action in specific areas beyond the domain of the sports movement. Whereas the World Anti-Doping Code (created in 2004) only applies to members of sports organizations, the reach by the Convention of governments aims for a more systematic approach to antidoping involving a broad range of actors. (See Annex for a detailed description of the implementation modalities.)

The year 2017 marks the tenth anniversary since the Convention’s entry into force. To date,
however, UNESCO’s work to support its implementation has never been evaluated.

UNESCO’s Internal Oversight Service is looking for a consultant to conduct the Evaluation of UNESCO’s International Convention against Doping in Sport. The deadline for submission of proposals is 17 May 2017. Please see the attached Terms of Reference for more information and instructions.