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“Reach Out” for the International Day of Sport for Development Peace PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 05:16


As a tribute to the inaugural United Nations International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April 2014, TAFISA publicly released its Reach Out Program.

 

Reaching Out to Developing Sport for All Movements Globally

 

The TAFISA Reach Out program, developed with the support of the IOC, aims to build awareness, cooperation and strategic development of local and national Sport for All movements, particularly less developed countries. The TAFISA Reach Out Program will create synergy between governors and practitioners of Sport for All delivery, to enable communities and citizens around the world to benefit from the myriad benefits that Sport for All can bring.

 

In the words of Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace, sport “has the capacity to empower individuals and bring one’s moral values to the forefront” and “can play a strategic role in transferring life skills and communicating useful and encouraging messages on important issues, thus driving social change.” The TAFISA Reach Out program will help bring this positive change to our member nations around the world.

 

More Information – TAFISA Reach Out Program:

The TAFISA Reach Out program is available for all TAFISA members and NOCs. Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding the program, or contact the TAFISA office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

» Reach Out Program Flyer
» Reach Out Program Application Form

 

More Information: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

For more information, please see: http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/sport/home/unplayers/unoffice/idsdp

 

Fans and followers are encouraged to visit the following platforms and tweet about the Day using the hashtags:

  • #IDSDP
  • #IDSDP2014
  • #betterworld2014

 


Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 05:29
 
TAFISA Office welcomed Distinguished Guests PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 April 2014 19:13

The TAFISA office has been the venue for various meetings with members, stakeholders over the last weeks namely with:


Gerlev Sport Academy, Denmark represented by chairman Finn Berggren for the signing of a MoU with TAFISA to establish a closer partnership. For 2014 Gerlev will host a TAFISA CLC and DTM Forum in September and has invited the TAFISA Board of Directors to have a meeting in Gerlev.


Premier Institute of Physical Education & Sports, Amravati, India represented by Ravi Sahu to further discuss the foundation of the 1st TAFISA Centre on Traditional Sports and Games (TSG) in Amravati.




The Indonesian National Olympic Committee (COI) represented by Hasan Hifni on the preparation of the TAFISA World Sport for All Games 2016 in Jakarta.



Mrs. Natalia Parshikova, State-secretary and Deputy Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation to discuss future closer relations between TAFISA and Russia.


 
TAFISA President at Work PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 April 2014 19:05

Newly elected TAFISA President, Prof. Dr. Ju-Ho Chang is proving his merit by representing TAFISA, strengthening the TAFISA network of members, partners and friends, and aiding development of TAFISA programs and events across the globe. Highlights of his recent activities include:

  • TAFISA Designed To Move Forum as part of the 55th ICHPER•SD World Congress, December 19-21, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, where, on the invitation of President Zorba of the Turkish Sport for All Federation, the President represented TAFISA as a highlight on the Forum’s program.
  • Preparatory meeting from 21-23 January 2014 for the Kwangju Universiad Games 2015 with the Sambo International Federation (FIAS) to discuss official adoption of the sport by the Games, and subsequent preparatory discussions for the 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games 2014 in Richmond, Canada, and the 6th TAFISA World Sport for All Games 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Cooperation meeting with the International eSports Federation (IeSF) on 6 February 2014 during which Mr. Jonsung Kim (Director, IeSF) and Mr. Wonseok Oh (Director-General and Vice President, IeSF) shared potential for future cooperation, current activities of IeSF and the potential for them to participate in the 2016 TAFISA World Sport for All Games.

President Chang will also host the first formal meeting of the 2013 to 2017 TAFISA Board of Directors, and a TAFISA Designed to Move World Sport for All Forum in Seoul, Korea, from 22nd to 26th April 2014.


Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 19:40
 
UNESCO CIGEPS meeting: a global cooperation to enhance sport and physical education PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 April 2014 18:54

On the 6th and 7th of March 2014, Ministries of the World attended the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) Plenary Session held in UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Learn more.

Organised every two years as part of UNESCO activities, the CIGEPS Plenary session was the occasion for the 18 elected members of the committee to review the status of international cooperation in the field of sport and physical education, follow up the outcomes of the MINEPS V Conference held in Berlin last June, update current programmes and decide on the directions to take for the coming two years.

TAFISA, as a member of its Permanent Consultative Council, took the opportunity to attend this meeting and underlined the importance of creating early positive experiences and integrate physical activity into the daily lives of people in order to increase participation in Sport for All and physical activity.

The CIGEPS plenary session was also the chance for TAFISA, which has a long standing partnership with UNESCO in this area, to once again put forward Traditional Sports and Games as key solutions to achieve the above objectives.

 
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