The UNESCO Chair "Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness", based at the Institute of Technology Tralee (Ireland), is leading a sectoral partnership with the aim to advance mechanisms for reporting and follow-up on human rights and sport.

The invested agencies across the collective actions are too many to mention here, but the key proposers of this action include: 

International organizations

  • World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • UN Women
  • Commonwealth Secretariat


  • Ireland
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • Brazil

Sports federations

  • International Olympic Committee
  • International Paralympic Committee
  • Special Olympics International
  • International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD)
  • Deaflympics
  • International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA)
  • Fédération Internationale D´Éducation Physique (FIEP)
  • International Fitness Industry Association (IHRSA)

Civil society

  • UNESCO Chair Institute of Technology Tralee
  • Centre for Sports and Human Rights
  • Disability in Sport International
  • Inclusion4Development
  • Global Partnership for Children with Disabilities Physical Activity and Sport Taskforce
  • International Working Group On Women And Sport
  • Women’s Sport International
  • Washington Group on Disability Statistics
  • International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)
  • International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)
  • Global Active Cities
  • Global Network on Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD)
  • Sport Matters