The Ausc Region 5 Council Of Ministers Meeting, Maseru Lesotho 2019
10th Nov 2019
Regional Annual Sports Awards Winners from 2016-2019
27th Nov 2019

FORUM RESOLUTIONS

  1. Member countries should recognise and respect the legal status of their sports organisations.
  • By December 2020, AUSC Region 5 and COSANOC should jointly develop a lobby strategy for member countries to position sport among the top 5 national priorities.
  • By June 2020, AUSC Region 5 and COSANOC should jointly develop a time-framed stakeholder responsibility framework for sports delivery allocating responsibilities as follows:
  • Government – Legislative and policy enabling instruments
  • Sports Commissions/Councils – Grassroots sports development
  • National Olympic Committees – High performance sport
  • By December 2020, AUSC Region 5 and COSANOC should jointly present the stakeholder responsibility framework, including the draft monitoring and evaluation mechanism, for adoption by the AUSC Region 5 Council of Ministers.
  • The current review exercise of the existing MoU between AUSC Region 5 and COSANOC should incorporate the stakeholder responsibility framework and other pertinent resolutions adopted at the Maseru 2019 Regional Forum.
  • By June 2020, AUSC Region 5 and COSANOC should set up a task team to develop the roadmap to success for Los Angeles 2028.
  • By December 2020, AUSC Region 5 and COSANOC should jointly present the roadmap to success for Los Angeles 2028, including draft monitoring and evaluation mechanism, for adoption by the AUSC Region 5 Council of Ministers.
  • By March 2020, AUSC Region 5 and COSANOC should identify and leverage the strengths of member countries for the benefit of the region.
  • As part of the stakeholder responsibility framework:
  • Member countries, through their governments should provide adequate support to all anti-doping programmes, pay their WADA contributions timeously and ensure ongoing code compliance and clean sport
  • Member countries should actively and consistently implement the resolutions of the African Union Think Tank and the tenets of the UNESCO Convention on anti-doping.
  • Member countries, through their governments, should implement the Katowice Declaration and other pertinent instruments on anti-doping
  • By December 2028 Governments should legislate against promotion of unethical practices in sport, including but not limited to doping and match-fixing.
  1. NOCs/CGAs and the relevant governmental bodies should, by December 2020, develop and sign MoUs to, among other things, promote collaboration, avoid conflict, ensure responsible autonomy and build mutual understanding and trust.
  1. By June 2020, AUSC Region 5 and COSANOC should review the prioritised sports (currently 8) and identify countries that can host regional high-performance centres in those prioritised sports.
  1. By December 2020, member countries should develop appropriate draft tools to measure the impact of investment in sport and sport’s contribution towards economic transformation and sustainable development, social cohesion, health, harmony and nation building.
  1. By December 2020, member countries should establish or review prioritised sport codes, including medal prospects, as well as developing and systematically implementing a sport-specific Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) programme; ensuring that all fundamentals are in place.
  1. Member countries should:
  • set minimum requirements and term limits for elected officials through   amendments of sports organisations’ constitutions by December 2021
  • on an ongoing basis provide opportunities for capacity development of officials and volunteers;
  1. By December 2020, member countries should have developed an appropriate recognition system to inspire athletes and cultivate a winning culture.
  1. Member countries should align sport strategies and policies to include the use of sport to meet social development objectives.
  1. Member countries should establish effective partnerships through a multi-sectoral approach in order to resource and sustain sport development goals.
  1. Member countries should ensure that sports organisations meet or comply with requirements of their respective governing bodies in order to access or leverage available resources.
  1. Member countries should cultivate a culture of sustainability for sports organisation to address the dependency syndrome.
  • All sports organisations should fully
  • disclose their financial, material and/or any other form of assistance from their respective governing bodies or from any other source.
  • account for funds received.
  • Member countries should promote and support the International Working Group on Women and Sport  (IWG) current priorities (the Big 5) and initiatives.
  • Member countries should fully implement the AUSC Region 5 Council of Ministers resolution on the empowerment of women through appointment to leadership and decision-making positions by December 2020.
  • Member countries should
  • prioritise athletes by promoting their participation and supporting them through representation on platforms and in structures that deliberate on issues affecting them by December 2020.
  • develop and implement long term athlete support systems by December 2020.
  • By December 2020 Member countries should develop and implement  Information Communication Technology (ICT) strategies.
  • AUSC Region 5 and COSANOC to embark on a fact finding mission to the South East Asian Games Organising Committee to benchmark and create exchanges that can be utilized to improve the Region 5 Games by June 2020.
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