Member states of the World Sports Alliance

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On February 25, 2013, the Republic of Sierra Leone became the 31st Member State of the intergovernmental World Sports Alliance(WSA). The Membership Application and Membership Memorandum of Understanding were signed on behalf of the Government by Paul Kamara, the Minister of Sports. The WSA has 31 member states.

On December 1 7, 2012, the Republic of Tunisia became the 29th member state with the signing of the Membership Documents by Tarek Dhiab, the Minister of Youth and Sports.

WSA-IGO was created following the adoption of the Rabat Declaration in Morocco, in May 2007 by the Kingdom of Morocco, the Republic of Niger, and the Dominican Republic, and its subsequent presentation and registration with the Economic and Social Council UN-ECOSOC (E/2007/NGO/1)(3) in July 2007. By April 2009 WSA had grown to include 24 Member states, increasing to 27 in January 2009, with a combined population base of 574 million.

Pursuant to the accession process, the Sports and Youth Minister of each member state becomes the lead representative of their government within WSA.

The decision to organize as an Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) was strategic. An IGO is an organization made up primarily of Sovereign States, referred to as its Member States, and requires the membership of a minimum of three (3) countries in order to qualify as an IGO. Examples of IGO’s include the United Nations, the European Union, and NATO.

This organizational form permits WSA to work in direct concert with its Member States through the Sports and Youth Ministries of each Member State on the social and academic aspects of the WSA programs. At the same time, this structure also enables WSA to work in direct contact with the Heads of State, the Prime Ministers and Ministers of each of its Member States on matters pertaining to the Public Private Partnerships in order to encourage and reinforce the participation of Countries in their own sustainable and responsible development.

Further, by providing access to the highest levels of governments, the IGO status also provides WSA with the means to broaden support among non Member States for the strategy of using education through sports to engage the youth of a country in order to educate and then involve them in the development of their communities and society at large.

Current members[edit]

The member states are listed below with their respective dates of admission.

The table below uses the official names of the member states used by the WSA-IGO, and can also be sorted by their dates of admissions by clicking on the button in the column header.

Note: Member states with background color       and bold font are original members.

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 Morocco 29 May 2007
 Niger 7 May 2007
 Dominican Republic 4 May 2007
 Zambia 9 June 2007
 Uganda 30 July 2007
 Guinea 3 August 2007
 Benin 21 September 2007
 Panama 24 September 2007
 Senegal 31 October 2007
 Burkina Faso 24 December 2007
 Togo 31 December 2007
 Central African Republic 25 January 2008
 Côte d'Ivoire 3 February 2008
 Chile 8 May 2008
 Rio Grande do Norte 30 May 2008
Gauteng 17 July 2008
 Congo, Republic of the 20 August 2008
 Haiti 25 September 2008
 Madagascar 5 October 2008
 Liberia 21 October 2008
 Costa Rica 30 October 2008
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 13 December 2008
 Chad 14 February 2009
 Burundi 25 March 2009
 Catalonia 17 May 2009
 Rwanda 8 September 2009
 Tunisia 17 December 2012
 Sierra Leone 25 February 2013

Footnotes[edit]

1. United Nations Millennium Development Goals (1)
2. Rabat Declaration(2) http://www.omdg.org/en/index.php?searchword=world+sports+allianc&ordering=&searchphrase=all&option=com_search
3. UN- ECOSOC (E/2007/NGO/1) in July 2007. (3)
4. AIESIS http://www.omdg.org/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=128&Itemid=70
4. Regional Roundtables held in Paris, Algiers, Brasília and Beijing respectively.(4)
5. Public Private Partnership (PPP) as an innovative means of financing sustainable development.(5)
6. Unleashing Entrepreneurship (6)

External links[edit]

1. World Sports Alliance http://www.worldsportsalliance.org/site/
2. Intergovernmental Organization
3. United Nations Millennium Development Goals
4. United Nations
5. European Union
6. NATO
7. UNDESA - www.un.org/esa/desa
8. UNESCO - http://portal.unesco.org
9. Unleashing Entrepreneurship, (http://www.undp.org/cpsd/report/index.html)
10. AIESIS http://www.omdg.org/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=128&Itemid=70
11. UN NGO IRENE http://www.unpan.org/NGO.asp
12. EUPEA http://www.eupea.com
13. CONFEJES http://www.confejes.org/article159.html