The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO encourages peace, reducing poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue by promoting cooperation between nations with the help of education, science, culture and communications. UNESCO's International Convention Against Doping aims to promote the fight against doping and prevent the use of doping.

UNESCO's global antidoping convention entered into force in 2007.

Implementation of UNESCO's Convention Against Doping

The governments that have ratified UNESCO's antidoping convention have undertaken to comply with the principles of WADA's World Anti-Doping Code and support the operations of WADA. The governments are committed to arranging antidoping activities in their respective countries. Compliance with the convention is monitored through reporting by the convention member states.

UNESCO also funds antidoping projects.

Ratification of UNESCO's Convention Against Doping in Finland

The Finnish Parliament ratified UNESCO's Convention Against Doping on 4 December 2006. The act on the implementation of the legislative regulations of the convention entered into force on 1 February 2007.

Petteri Lindblom

Petteri Lindblom

Legal Director

phone: +358 400 272 887

e-mail: petteri.lindblom@suek.fi