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FIFA & Qatar invite Member FAs to discuss human rights with international experts ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup!

On Monday, May 10, FIFA held a virtual meeting with several member associations and confederations to discuss workers’ welfare reforms and broader human rights in Qatar in connection to the country’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The virtual event was organised in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for …

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Upholding values and human rights in football governance!

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, and Lord George Foulkes of Cumnock (United Kingdom, SOC), PACE rapporteur on “Football governance: business and values” held on April 8 talks via videoconference, addressing a number of key issues for sport and for society. “We had a very constructive discussion with the opportunity of Lord …

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2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar official hospitality packages go on sale!

The global launch of official hospitality packages for the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar will give fans worldwide the chance to join a wave of excitement for the tournament after the pre-sales phase generated unprecedented levels of interest. Ticket-inclusive hospitality packages with optional travel packages – including accommodation and …

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SC & Q22 sign MoU with NHRC to further enhance the positive human rights legacy of 2022 FIFA World Cup!

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC (Q22) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) to collaborate in raising awareness of human rights issues, while continuing to ensure all aspects of human rights are …

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Second report of FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board published!

Today, FIFA published the second report of its Human Rights Advisory Board, a group of eight independent experts from the United Nations, trade unions, civil society and FIFA sponsors who provide advice and recommendations to FIFA on how to strengthen the implementation of its human rights commitments as set out …

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FIFA launches complaints mechanism for human rights defenders & journalists!

Today, May 29, FIFA launched a complaints mechanism for human rights defenders and media representatives who consider their rights to have been violated while performing work related to FIFA’s activities. The mechanism is complemented by a detailed statement, specifying the commitment outlined in paragraph 11 of FIFA’s Human Rights Policy …

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First report of FIFA’s Human Rights Advisory Board published!

The Human Rights Advisory Board, which was created in early 2017 to provide independent advice on FIFA’s human rights responsibilities, published its first report today. In their report, the expert group of eight representatives from the UN System, civil society, trade unions and FIFA sponsors discusses FIFA’s work on human …

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Soccerex to host Human Rights Discussion at Global Convention this week!

Soccerex will break new ground when it hosts a panel session on Mega Sporting Events and human rights at its Global Convention in Manchester on Wednesday, September 6. Patrick Gasser, UEFA’s Senior Manager for Football and Social Responsibility, and Guy Price, Head of Sport for Unicef UK, will be amongst …

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Report by Harvard expert Professor Ruggie to support development of FIFA’s human rights policies

An independent report by human rights expert and Harvard Kennedy School Professor John Ruggie published today will help strengthen FIFA’s institutional approach to human rights, including the ongoing development of a “FIFA Human Rights Policy”. As part of its ongoing efforts in this field, FIFA asked Prof. Ruggie to provide …

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