UNESCO 4th Collective Consultation Meeting on Traditional Sports and Games was held in August 2018 at Istanbul.
UNESCO organized the Fourth Collective Consultation on TSG with the support of the World Ethnosport Confederation (WEC) and the Advisory Committee on TSG, in Istanbul, Turkey, on 13 and 14 August 2018.
The Consultation gathered more than 82 participants from over 40 countries including Ministers, representatives of UNESCO Member States, experts and non-governmental organizations etc with the aim of further developing the program on the safeguarding of traditional sports and games.
This Meeting resulted in many significant decisions taking place. The Logo and official website of the ICTSG was approved in addition to TSG’s webpage on UNESCO’s website. Participants approved the draft statutes of the International Council of Traditional Sports and Games in principle and approved it as the body to regulate, manage and supervise Traditional Sports and Games in the world. The Consultation also innovatively focused on women empowerment through TSG, raising high expectations from the civil sphere and representatives of Governments on addressing this challenge.
The Final Report of the 4th Collective Consultation Meeting can be found here.