The UNESCO Chair "Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness", based at the Munster Technological University (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