Following UNESCO NatCom’s National Anti-Doping in Sport Awareness Raising and Commitment Campaign, UNESCO SEA CLLSD published “Towards a True and Clean Sporting Environment in South East Asia”, a magazine on the region’s progress in the pursuit of clean sport. 

Sport and lifelong learning work towards and mutually reinforce a common goal –the development of an individual’s full potential which translates into a society’s collective well-being. Clean sporting however has been facing formidable challenges, one of which is doping. 

Propelled by deep concern about the erosion of ethics encouraged by doping practices, UNESCO facilitated the first global anti-doping legal instrument (the 2005 International Convention against Doping in Sport) and promotes its implementation. 

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SEA CLLSD is envisioned to be the service provider, standard setter, and research and resource management centre in the field of lifelong learning for sustainable development in the South-East Asian subregion. Its specific functions are:

To conduct capacity-building and training activities to reorient existing education programmes towards lifelong learning for sustainable development;
To undertake research aimed at understanding, assessing, and identifying innovative approaches and strategies to lifelong learning for sustainable development;
To pursue advocacy and social mobilization to develop public awareness and understanding of the important role of lifelong learning as a tool to promote sustainable development
SEA CLLSD shall exercise its mandate in the ten (10) Southeast Asian countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam (with Timor Leste as the 11th perspective member).

SEA CLLSD is a Category II Center under the auspices of UNESCO. As a Category II Center, SEA CLLSD is legally autonomous from UNESCO; however, it is associated with UNESCO through a formal agreement signed by the Government of the Philippines (GOP) and UNESCO in 2009. The agreement specifically tasks UNESCO to ensure that SEA CLLSD contributes to UNESCO’s strategic goals and that its activities are aligned with the UNESCO-GOP agreement.

At the national level, SEA CLLSD was ratified by the President of the Philippines on 16 August 2012. The Philippine Senate concurred with the ratification through Senate Resolution No. 898 adopted on 29 January 2013.

The UNESCO-GOP agreement entered into force on 2 May 2013, and is valid until 1 May 2019.