Catherine Carty is UNESCO Chair Manager, Institute of Technology Tralee Ireland & Chair of the Global Partnership for Children’s with Disabilities Physical Activity and Sport Taskforce. Catherine manages the UNESCO Chair “Transforming the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and Communities through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness”. The Chair is a globally focused centre that works to support the realisation of the rights of all in and through physical education, physical activity and sport. Catherine, in line with the Chairs remit, is coordinating global efforts to address inclusive action across physical education, physical activity and sport aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  She directs the strategic operations of the Chair academic and research team. She is an active researcher, academic, and advocate for inclusion. Her work with the Chair involves working closely with UNESCO and across the UN system, civic society, and academia, governmental and non-governmental agencies. Catherine has worked to position disability inclusion in and through sport a key driver of the sport response to the Sustainable Development Goals. Catherine has worked to maximize the impact of the Chair in as a change agent for disability inclusion for the betterment of all of society. Catherine is a member of the Steering Group on model indicators on the contribution of sport, physical activity and physical education to the SDGs coordinated by the Commonwealth Secretariat. She is also working with WHO on the development of the monitoring framework for the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity.