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Conference on Environment to be held in Nairobi

12 May 2005
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The IOC announced today in Lausanne that the 6th IOC World Conference on Sport and Environment will be held from 9 to 11 November 2005 at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. This edition follows on from the one held in Turin, Italy, in December 2003, where delegates from all five continents shared experiences and ideas on sustainable development in and through sport, and how it could be better promoted and achieved. The IOC is pleased to organise this conference with the partnership of UNEP.

Analysis of progress made in sport
The purpose of the Conference will be to analyse progress made in sport and environment generally, and in the Olympic Movement in particular. It will discuss major themes related to policy support, strengthening of partnerships, developments and research. It will also outline priority issues on sport and environment and address relevant strategies and policy guidelines for the following two years.

Gathering sport and environment specialists
The Conference will be open to representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions dealing with sustainable development; the United Nations system; and the Olympic family, in particular National Olympic Committees, International Sports Federations, Olympic Games Organising Committees, recognised sports organisations and Olympic sponsors. Academic institutions, environmental organisations and media groups are also invited to attend.

The programme foresees an Opening ceremony on Wednesday 9 November in the evening. On the Thursday, plenary and parallel sessions will be held throughout the day. The recommendations of the conference will be adopted at a plenary session on Friday 11 November, followed by the Closing Ceremony. A detailed programme will be made available in July 2005 and placed on the IOC website. For more information: contact


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