Posted by: africanpressorganization | 10 October 2008

Ghana / Accra Hosts Second Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Sport

 


 

Ghana / Accra Hosts Second Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Sport

 

ACCRA, Ghana, October 10, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Experts in the domain of Sports in Africa are by now brainstorming on topical issues that will be discussed at the Second Session of the AU Conference of Ministers of Sport scheduled for 12 – 14 October 2008 in Accra, Ghana.

For two days, the Experts Meeting that kicked off today, Friday 10 October 2008, will focus on the Consideration of the Report of the AU Chairperson on the implementation of the recommendations of the 1st Session of the AU Conference of Ministers in Charge of Sport; the Sport Policy Framework for Africa and the Consideration of the Report on the Restructuring of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA).

The Experts will later submit their reports to the African Ministers of Sports for adoption.

 

Organized by the Department of Social Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government, the second session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Sport, aims at galvanising the harmonization of sport programmes and activities on a Continental basis, in pursuit of using sport as a factor for integration, development and peace.

 

Holding under the theme: “Harmonising and coordinating sports policies for sustainable development”, the meeting seeks to promote participation and excellence, build capacity and promote ethics and values for sport in Africa; to integrate sports into national cultures by encouraging lifelong participation; to maximize the economic potential of sports and to create career opportunities; as well as promote active participation by stakeholders in sport and recreation activities, with special emphasis on women, children and persons with disabilities.

 

On the other hand, issues such as: the preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup by South Africa; the 2010 FIFA World Cup African Legacy Project by the Local Organising Committee in South Africa; and the actions undertaken in popularizing the International Year of African Football 2007, by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), will be discussed during the second session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Sport.

 

 

Journalists are invited to cover the event.

 

For more information, consult the African Union website: http://www.africa-union.org

 

 

SOURCE : African Union Commission (AUC)


Categories

%d bloggers like this: