Quality Physical Education (QPE) represents active, inclusive, peer-led learning. A tailored QPE programme supports students to develop the physical, social and emotional skills which define self-confident and socially responsible citizens.

Using the Guidelines, UNESCO and partners are supporting 4 countries (Fiji, Mexico, South Africa and Zambia) to develop inclusive, child-centered PE policies.

The revised policies promote physical literacy and values-based learning as part of rounded development and global education priorities.

Read the Guidelines for Policy-Makers

UNESCO joined forces with the North-Western Counties Physical Education Association (NWCPEA) to undertake a global survey and literature review on the situation of physical education. The fundamental aim of the research was to determine a set of benchmark indicators on Quality Physical Education (QPE), which could be framed as core aspects and be adopted and adapted for global implementation.