In this section

Media Centre

media centre thumb

 

For all visa and consular services enquiries, please contact
consular.services
@afriquesud.net

 

 

 

Monday 27 July 2015 at 11 a.m.
Free access upon presentation of this invitation and an ID

MTN-Qhubeka  - The first African cycling team to race the Tour de France

IN THE PRESENCE OF MTN-QHUBEKA TEAM, MS IRINA BOKOVA, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO, H. E. MR LEJEUNE MBELLA MBELLA, PRESIDENT OF UNESCO'S AFRICA GROUP, AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF CAMEROON TO FRANCE, PERMANENT DELEGATE TO UNESCO AND H. E. MR RAPULANE SYDNEY MOLEKANE, AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF SOUTH AFRICA IN FRANCE, PERMANENT DELEGATE TO UNESCO.

 

For the first time in the history of cycling an African team, MTN-Qhubeka, based in South Africa, is participating in the Tour de France. It is not only a dream which came true for Douglas Ryder, Team Manager, but also a recognition of several years of hard work to bring out professional African cycling. Besides, MTN-Qhubeka is the first African team to have acquired in 2013 the status of professional continental team.


This event is organized as part of the promotion of "UNESCO’s Operational Strategy for Priority Africa" and the 10th Anniversary of the International Convention against Doping in Sport (2005) ratified by 182 States Parties. South Africa ratified the Convention in 2006 and the State Party is actively engaged in promoting clean sport and quality physical education as a member of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) and the Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Photo : © MTN-Qhubeka

 

download the invitationUNESCO House, Ségur Hall
25, avenue de Suffren, Paris 7e
M° Ségur-UNESCO, Cambronne or
École militaire | Bus : 28, 87, 80, 82
Doors will open at 10.30 a.m.
UNESCO Headquarters equipped with CCTV | Security checkpoint

 

 

 

logo unesco 70

United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization

sa crest

sa logo alive
Permanent Delegation of
the Republic of South Africa to the UNESCO
logo unesco eritrea

Permanent Delegation of
the Republic of Eritrea to the UNESCO