World Leisure Organization: Charter for Leisure

Invitation to comment, December 2018 – June 2019

The World Leisure Organization Charter for Leisure was first published in 1970 and has been revised twice, in 1979 and 2000. This third revision is released for public comment to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1948, the right of all to enjoy leisure time and to freely participate in the cultural life of the community were recognised along with the other civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights proclaimed by the UDHR. The WLO Charter for Leisure outlines the implications of this historic declaration for: governments at national, regional/provincial and local levels; commercial organizations; education institutions; professional bodies; non-government organizations; and individual citizens. It calls on all these actors to strive to take practical steps to achieve the ideal of leisure as a human right for all.

Comment is invited from interested organizations and individuals on any aspect of the Charter.*

Prof. Atara Sivan
Prof. Tony Veal
Co-convenors of the World Leisure Academy Taskforce for the Review of the WLO Charter for Leisure

December, 2018