ANOC strives to protect and advance the collective interests of the world’s NOCs by delivering an unprecedented level of assistance and support. Through the ANOC Council and ANOC Commissions, ANOC aims to find solutions to the most important issues facing the NOCs and ensure that they are kept at the very forefront of the Olympic Movement’s agenda.

In order to ensure that NOC interests are represented across the Olympic Movement, ANOC has representatives in:

  • IOC Commissions, in particular in the Coordination Commissions for Olympic Games
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
  • The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
  • The International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

ANOC also aims to strengthen the relationships between the NOCs and the Olympic Family for the benefit of the entire Olympic Movement. By facilitating and opening up new dialogue, ANOC is committed to forging more productive and collaborative working relationships between NOCs and International Federations (IFs) in particular.

The objectives of the Association are to:

Serve, promote and protect the common and collective interests of the NOCs.

Collaborate with, and be recognised by, the IOC to advance and promote the goal of the Olympic Movement and its fundamental principles in accordance with the Olympic Charter.

Collaborate with Olympic Solidarity to advance programmes that support and improve the wellbeing of NOCs and ensure the effective distribution of resources to NOCs.

Promote in collaboration with the IOC universal principles of good governance within NOCs.

Recognise and collaborate with the continental associations and co-operate with other organisations which form part of the Olympic Movement.

Discourage and deter all forms of unlawful discrimination, on the grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise.

Create and confer awards consistent with the objects of the Association.

Organise any and all kinds of events, functions, and activities.

And do all such other acts and things incidental to the attainment of these objects.