The Marseille Declaration is supported by UNESCO and represents a commitment to inclusion by and for the Fitness Sector and is in full alignment with UNESCO’s International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport (2015) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006). As a Social Change Movement the Declaration should be signed by all those who believe in the power of the Fitness Sector to act as a key societal conduit through which we can foster greater social inclusion of people with disabilities and other marginalized groups.
The Marseille Declaration Launch took place in combination with the UFIT USA Launch in 2016. The Declaration has been signed multiple times and thereby marks the great commitment and start for future signings and commitment to inclusivize the Fitness Sector.
Who can sign the Marseille Declaration?
All those who believe in the power of the Fitness Sector to act as a key societal conduit through which we can foster greater social inclusion of people with disabilities and other marginalized groups. Including
- Federations, Club and Facility Operators, Fitness Professionals, Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers, Architects and Designers, Training Providers, Educational Institutions, Employers Professional Bodies and all Allied Sector Agents and Agencies.
- Disability Advocacy groups and Disability Service Organisations and individuals who would like to avail of fitness sector service offerings and career offerings.
- All those related Physical Activity, Sports and Disability Sports organisations.
- Sports Stars, Celebrities and Public Figures Internationally.
- Public Authorities.
- Social Enterprises and Trade Unions
- Global Bodies such as UNESCO, United Nations, UNICEF, WHO, OECD, OSCE and NGOs operating towards the attainment of better societies, social justice, equality and human rights.
- The Global Public.