Statutes and policy papers


The initial version of the TAFISA statutes was approved by the General Assembly during its first meeting in Bordeaux, France in 1991. Since then the statutes have been amended by the Assembly in 1995, 1997, 1999, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015, and 2017. During the TAFISA General Assembly in Portoroz, Slovenia, on 10 June 2022, a revision of statutes was again approved by TAFISA Members. Please access the new TAFISA statutes via the link below.

  1. Statutes - English
  2. Statutes - German


In 2017, TAFISA developed a set of bylaws to comply with best practices in terms of good governance and transparency. These bylaws were approved by the TAFISA General Assembly on November 16th, 2017 in Seoul, Korea.

  1. General Rules of Procedure
  2. Financial Rules and Regulations
  3. Rules of Procedure for Board of Directors and Executive Office
  4. Rules of Procedure for Membership
  5. Code of Conduct for Integrity


TAFISA has also established its own Code of Ethics to ensure that its strong values and principles are endorsed and respected by the TAFISA Board of Directors and TAFISA's employees.

Code of Ethics


TAFISA’s resolutions document the will and readiness of its General Assembly to take special responsibility in high priority areas of Sport for All. They reflect TAFISA’s worldwide political leadership of the Global Sport for All movement, and strong partnerships with other leading bodies and relevant sectors. TAFISA is open to establishing new focus areas and partnerships.

To date, TAFISA has adopted the:

  1. (1) - TAFISA Volunteerism Charter, Warsaw, 2005
  2. (2) - Resolution on Physical Activity, Sport for All and Health, Warsaw 2005
  3. (3) - Resolution on Facilities and Public Space for Sport and Physical Activity, Warsaw, 2005
  4. (4) - Declaration on Peace and Development, Busan, 2009
  5. (5) - Statement on ‘Sport for All Participation – Benefits for Refugees’, Budapest, 2015
  6. (6) - Traditional Sports and Games Resolution, Budapest, 2015
  7. (7) - Active City Development Strategy, Budapest, 2015
  8. (8) - Heerenveen Statement on the recognition of Traditional Sports and Games as Intangible Cultural Heritage, Heerenveen, 2018
  9. (9) - Portoroz Resolution, Portoroz, 2022

In partnership with UNESCO, TAFISA has established the:

  1. (1) - TAFISA / UNESCO Busan Appeal on the Promotion and Preservation of Traditional Sports and Games
  2. (2) - UNESCO-TAFISA Siauliai Call for Good Practices in TSG and Community Development
  3. (3) - TAFISA UNESCO Jakarta Call for Action on Active Cities

On the initiative of the European Commission, TAFISA has signed the:

  1. (1) - Implementation of Good Governance Principles

Together with partner organisations, TAFISA has co-signed the:

  1. (1) - Brighton Plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration on Women and Sport
  2. (2) - Position paper on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the sport sector
  3. (3) - International Declaration on Human Rights and Sport (Tbilisi Declaration)