Vanuatu is represented at the IOC World COnference on Sport, Culture and Education currently underway in Amsterdam, Holland, by VASANOC's Henry Tavoa.

The aims of this Conference is "talking you from POLICY to PRACTICE to POTENTIAL" and will greatly benefit Vanuatu especially as the gears are being changed in view of hosting of 2017 Pacific Games, but more so because "sport" is increasingly becoming a "Health", "Education" and "Economic" issue also.

The Conference will run from 25 to 27 November.

Apart from reps from over 200 National Olympic Committee's and iOC's officials and IOC Commission for Culture & Education, international and National Sport Federations, the Conference also takes together experts from UNESCO, EU Commission on Sport, World Food Program, International Media Corp (ISM), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), International Media Organizations (eg Reuters, Around The Rings, SPES TV, EuroSport etc), Sports Universities, Institutes & Academies, Local and National Governments, to name a few.

Items on the agenda include a study of the value of sport in civil society, the impact of the Youth Olympic Games and Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad and the socio-economic benefits of sport and quality physical education. 

Some of the topics will include: "Engaging Young People through Sport, Culture and Education", "Strengthening Education thorugh Sport", "Engaging The Family", "Values-based Education:the Power and Pratice of Olympic Values", "Actual Legacies of Sport, Culture and Education", "Role Models in Sport and Beyond", "Bridging the Past into the Present and Promoting Potential" and "Social Mapping for the Future of Sport, Culture and Education".

This is Tavoa's 3rd participation in this Conference with the first in 2002 in Germany, followed by 2010 in South Africa.


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