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AFC joins United Nations’ Football for the Goals initiative!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s commitment towards leveraging the power of football to instil positive change marked a significant milestone today after the Confederation was confirmed as the latest member of the United Nations’ (UN) Football for the Goals (FFTG) initiative. As the most populous Continent and home to two-thirds …

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UN Human Rights Council and FIFA Presidents discuss close cooperation!

UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) President Federico Villegas and FIFA President Gianni Infantino discussed various human rights-related matters and their relation to football and society in a meeting hosted by the HRC President at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The two presidents focused the discussions on the role …

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UEFA joins United Nations ‘Football for the Goals’ initiative as inaugural member!

Today, on the first day of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, the United Nations is launching Football for the Goals, a new United Nations initiative that provides a platform for the global football community to engage with and advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UEFA, which unveiled in December 2021 …

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FIFA welcomes UN General Assembly resolution on 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar!

FIFA has welcomed the United Nations General Assembly (UN General Assembly) consensus resolution from the recent 76th session which recognises the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar as the first such event to be held in the Middle East, and encourages the relevant authorities to ensure that it will leave …

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Football unites in global appeal for United Nations response to Ukraine!

Six leading footballers, three of whom are former refugees, are fronting a joint appeal with UEFA partner UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme (WFP), to raise funds to help refugees who have fled their homes and displaced people inside Ukraine. The global appeal #football4ukraine comes at …

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VIDEO: FIFA & UN Women India celebrate International Women’s Day!

On the occasion of International Women’s Day the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – India, collaborated with UN Women and the United Nations in India, to kick off the road to the long-awaited FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be held from …

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FIFA & UN Women India celebrate International Women’s Day!

On the occasion of International Women’s Day the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – India, collaborated with UN Women and the United Nations in India, to kick off the road to the long-awaited FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be held from …

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UN Women Fiji MCO & Oceania Football Confederation kick-off new partnership!

On International Women’s Day this year, the UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO), through the Pacific Partnership, and Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) announce an exciting new partnership, affirming their joint commitment to gender equality through a multiyear partnership, focusing on making football safer and more accessible for women and girls, …

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UEFA, UN & UEFA Foundation for Children unite for World Children’s Day 2021!

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. Since 1990, World Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted …

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