Member states of the World Sports Alliance

Member states of the World Sports Alliance

The World Sports Alliance (WSA) has 24 member states.

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 and with the accession acceptance of three additional nations in January 2009, will comprise 27 countries with a combined population base of 574 million.

WSA gathers as members those countries who share its vision and objectives and who wish to collaborate with one another to achieve the Alliance’s goals. Pursuant to the Accession process, the Sports and Youth Ministers of each Member state become the lead representative of their respective governments 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

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.

 Morocco 02007-05-29 29 May 2007
 Niger 02007-05-07 7 May 2007
 Dominican Republic 02007-05-04 4 May 2007
 Zambia 02007-06-09 9 June 2007
 Uganda 02007-07-30 30 July 2007
 Guinea 02007-08-03 3 August 2007
 Benin 02007-09-21 21 September 2007
 Panama 02007-09-24 24 September 2007
 Senegal 02007-09-31 31 September 2007
 Burkina Faso 02007-12-24 24 December 2007
 Togo 02007-12-31 31 December 2007
 Central African Republic 02008-01-25 25 January 2008
 Côte d'Ivoire 02008-02-03 3 February 2008
 Chile 02008-05-08 8 May 2008
 Rio Grande do Norte 02008-05-30 30 May 2008
 Gauteng 02008-07-17 17 July 2008
 Congo, Republic of the 02008-08-20 20 August 2008
 Haiti 02008-09-25 25 September 2008
 Madagascar 02008-10-05 5 October 2008
 Liberia 02008-10-21 21 October 2008
 Costa Rica 02008-10-30 30 October 2008
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 02008-12-13 13 December 2008
 Chad 02009-02-14 14 February 2009
 Burundi 02009-03-25 25 March 2009
 Catalonia 02009-05-17 17 May 2009


1. United Nations Millennium Development Goals (1)
2. Rabat Declaration(2)
3. UN- ECOSOC (E/2007/NGO/1) in July 2007. (3)
4. Regional Roundtables held in Paris, Algiers, Brasilia and Beijing respectively.(4)
5. Public Private Partnership (PPP) as an innovative means of financing sustainable development.(5)
6. Unleashing Entrepreneurship (6)

External links

1. World Sports Alliance
2. Intergovernmental Organization
3. United Nations Millennium Development Goals
4. United Nations
5. European Union
9. Unleashing Entrepreneurship, (

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