On October 25 and 26, 2023, the Principality of Monaco was represented at the 9th conference of the State Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport. This significant event took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The discussions primarily focused on enhancing the Convention's impact as an international public law instrument, emphasizing the values, ethics, and integrity of sports.
Since the last conference, the Princely Government of Monaco has been diligently working through its national anti-doping platform. Their efforts have been directed towards refining the legislative and regulatory framework related to anti-doping. Additionally, they have established annual support for anti-doping research through the UNESCO Chair at Paris Nanterre. Two Master's students have benefited from this initiative, with their research focusing on themes such as "Working towards compliance with international anti-doping requirements: the challenges faced by small European states" and "From the Global Anti-Doping Program to the local scale: a study in Senegal."
These measures ensure that Monaco adheres to its conventional obligations.
The delegation representing Monaco included H.E. Ms. Anne-Marie Boisbouvier, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Monaco to UNESCO; H.E. Mr. Philippe Orengo, Ambassador and President of the Monegasque Anti-Doping Committee; Ms. Séverine Dusaintpere, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Delegation of Monaco to UNESCO; and Ms. Syrine Ben Rejeb, an intern.