Commission Nationale du Cameroun pour l'UNESCO

Les guerres prenant naissance dans l'esprit des hommes,
C'est dans l'esprit des hommes,
Que doivent être élevées les défenses de la paix

Sport, physical activity, free or codified bodily expression, presents itself nowadays as an effective vector for the physical and mental development of man, and also as a tool for socialization which is increasingly proving its worth. In this way, it participates in the consolidation of peace, absence of wars, conflicts, misunderstandings and arises as a prerequisite for any development process. As the United Nations and the world commemorate this day, it seems appropriate to recall the spectacular impact of sport on development. We can mention in this respect, the organization by Cameroon of CAN TOTAL ENERGIE 2021. In addition to sports infrastructure, the specifications to be respected required improvements in several sectors such as tourism, transport, health, security, diplomacy, culture, communication. The country has thus seen its urban roads and the hotel offer improved in several cities, and now has some of the most beautiful stadiums and sports complexes in Africa. Investing in sport, far from being a luxury, is proving to be an important lever for development.

On April 06, 2022, Cameroon joined the International Community to celebrate the 9th International Day of Sport for Development and Peace under the theme: “ENSURE A SUSTAINABLE AND PEACEFUL FUTURE FOR ALL: THE CONTRIBUTION OF SPORT “. For this purpose, the Cameroon National Commission for UNESCO participated in a series of events organized on the occasion, which are a Round Table, a demonstration of sports games at Complexe Scolaire de l’Espérance by FLOMIK and the Awards Ceremony to personalities who have made a remarkable contribution to the promotion of sport. The Awards ceremony marked particularly by the installation of members of the National Compliance Platform for the Monitoring of the International Convention against Doping in Sport.

The Round Table (in pictures): Contribution of Sport to human development and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle

a demonstration of sports games at Complexe Scolaire de l’Espérance by FLOMIK

The Secretary General of the National Commission of Unesco Pr Abdoul-Aziz Yaouba and his delegation celebrated this day with the students of the School Complex of Hope by FLOMIK. During this event, We attended a show case of certain traditional games, sports and dances, symbolizing the cultural diversity and richness of our lands.

National Compliance Platform for Monitoring the International Convention against Doping in Sport.

The establishment of a national compliance platform for the Monitoring of the International Convention against Doping in Sport is a UNESCO directive, which is the responsibility of all States Parties. Anti-doping activities are managed by two major divisions, the World Anti-Doping Agency and UNESCO. And as far as Unesco is concerned, in order to monitor its activities in each country, it considered that it was effective to create in each country what is called the compliance platform. This platform comprises 13 members, including a National Representative, a focal point and members of different ministries and national organisations involved in the fight against doping in sport. This day was held at the headquarters of the National Commission for UNESCO a meeting of the members of the platform whose agenda focused on the validation of the action plan for the Biennium 2022-2021 and the restitution of the recommendations of the Conference of Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport (COP8) held in Paris from October 26 to 28, 2021.

The Awards Ceremony

Under the chairmanship of the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, this ceremony saw the participation of certain members of the government and distinguished personalities. To demonstrate the exemplary character of resilience that sport brings to Cameroonians, in his opening speech the Minister of Sports Professor Narcisse MOUELLE KOMBI, took the example of the Indomitable Lions. “These victories, which are part of the luminous and glorious pages of our history, enchant the national collective memory. They are proof of the vitality of health, mobility and motricity of a nation which distrusts immobility and inertia, indolence and distrusts apathy, ignores laziness and weakness. They call for a fighting spirit, a proven sense of honor and sacrifice, a conquering voluntarism and an unfailing patriotism, likely to produce or induce miracles. This, our brave Indomitable Lions demonstrated again recently, through legendary matches, against Burkina Faso during the Can for 3rd place and against Algeria on March 29 in Blida where they qualified for the final phase of the Qatar 2022 World Cup”, he recalled. Before insisting on the driving role of the 54 national civil sports federations. In accordance with the spirit and the letter of the law of July 11, 2018, on the organization and promotion of physical and sports activities, declared the Minister of Sports, Cameroon offers fertile ground for the development of these in all their varieties, their multiplicity and their diversity. He intends to make them bloom in all of their precious shades, all of their prestigious frequency and all of their prestigious influence. The victories and laurels obtained by our valiant national teams and our talented athletes on the international scene are the illustration of this fertility and this flowering.

After the opening speech of the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, followed the installation of the members of the National Compliance Platform for the follow-up of the International Convention against Doping in Sport and the presentation of prizes including the UNESCO Special Prize.

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