Olympic Committee of North Macedonia (OKSM) – Partner
The Olympic Committee of North Macedonia was founded on the 29th of April 1992 in Skopje, as an Olympic Committee and a Sports Committee. Its main objective is to communicate the Olympic ideals and implement IOC programs. On the 21st of September 1993, the NOC became the 195th member of the IOC. The Macedonian Olympic Committee is composed of Olympic and Non-Olympic Sports federations as well as distinguished athletes and sport administration entities. Several commissions work on various national and international programs. The Macedonian Olympic Committee is the highest sports non-governmental association in which the constituent members are national sports federations of Olympic sports. The Macedonian Olympic Committee is a member and represents the national sports federations in International Olympic Committee. It is organized in accordance with the interests of national sports federations, with the principles of the Olympic movement, the Olympic Charter of the International Olympic Committee The main goals and tasks of the Macedonian Olympic Committee are: preparation and participation of athletes from the Republic of North Macedonia in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, development and spread of the Olympic movement in the Republic of Northern Macedonia, observance of the Olympic Charter, spreading the basic principles of Olympism through activities and programs that are realized within the educational and cultural life, development of top sport, development of international cooperation in the field of sports, care for the health of athletes, in particular respecting the medical code of the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Code of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Gender equality is one of the priorities of the Olympic Agenda for 2020, and consequently, it’s also a priority for the North Macedonian Olympic Committee. Despite our country has made significant commitments to advance gender equality, Women’s representation and participation in decision-making remains limited. Any progress, such as the increased representation of women in the National Parliament and municipal councils, is due to electoral quotas. Key obstacles remain to women’s equal representation and participation in decision-making. In executive bodies, where quotas do not exist, women’s representation is low. In sport this is no different, but as leaders of the Olympic movement in the country, is up to us to change this reality.