What is the Marseille Declaration?
The Marseille Declaration represents a global social change movement supported by UNESCO, and promoted by the UNESCO Chair and its signatories. The Declaration is a mechanism to encourage the diverse players who shape the sector, to actively advocate and act to transform the sector globally into an advanced inclusive sector that actively, willingly and positively seeks to provide increased opportunities for quality participation of people with disabilities therein.
The UNESCO Chair ‘Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities their Families and Communities through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness’ is promoting the UFIT Capacity Building Package, a transformational experience to empower the fitness sector to improve inclusivity in keeping with the goals of the UN and UNESCO. In keeping with the UNESCO Charter (2015) the UFIT resources:
- enable and support the exchange of good practice in the fitness sector
- provides a programme experience designed to influence organizational cultural change
- fosters capacity development
- promotes advocacy
- and embeds quality indicators and other monitoring and evaluation tools based on inclusivity principles.
Why should I sign the declaration?
You will join a movement for social change that is not only transforming the fitness industry but also communities. The Declaration recognizes the power of the Fitness Sector to act as a key societal conduit through which we can foster greater social inclusion of people with disabilities and other marginalised grups.
Also, this is an opportunity to actively advocate and act to transform the sector globally into an advanced inclusive sector that actively, willingly and positively seeks to provide increased opportunities for quality participation of people with disabilities therein.
Where can I sign the declaration?
You can download & sign the declaration here.