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Premier League commits to UN Sports for Climate Action Framework!

The Premier League has today signed up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, which brings together sports organisations from all over the world to achieve climate change goals. As part of this commitment, the Premier League as an organisation aims to reduce 50 percent of its own emissions …

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FIFA president Infantino discusses football issues with world leaders!

From September 21-27, 2021, Heads of State and Government addressed the UN General Assembly following the theme for the 76th session: “Building resilience through hope – to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainability, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations”. As …

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CAF takes part in UN Counter Terrorism Programme!

Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) participated on Tuesday (June 29, 2021) in the “Securing of vulnerable targets from terrorist attacks: Challenges and opportunities of major sporting event security management” programme, a part of the second Counter-Terrorism week organized by United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT). The Global Programme on Security …

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FIFA president Infantino reinforces commitment to good governance at UN General Assembly!

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reinforced the importance of protecting the integrity of sport, while speaking at a special United Nations General Assembly event, highlighting the dangers of corruption. Invited to address a UN delegation, and stakeholder chiefs, President Infantino reiterated how good governance is critical to building sustainable, clean …

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Manukau United exemplifies the IDSDP values!

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace offers an annual opportunity to celebrate how everyday, sport has an important role to play in society. In Oceania, no club reflects the values celebrated by IDSDP better than South Auckland’s Manukau United. The clubs’s core values have aligned it as …

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FIFA’s Infantino: Football will play a central role in bringing communities together!

On April 6, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, recognising the role that sport and physical activity plays in communities and in people’s lives across the world. The occasion holds special resonance this year as the world seeks to recover from the devastation …

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FIFA President discusses threats to football at UN crime & justice congress!

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has featured at the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to discuss the main threats to football and how the sport’s global governing body is tackling them. Invited to speak as part of a special event on safeguarding sport from corruption and …

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UN and FIFA share strategic social goals!

The United Nations deputy secretary-general Amina J. Mohammed had a virtual meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino in which they exchanged views on shared priorities and the importance of urgent actions and commitments to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. They discussed the role of football as a …

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UEFA & the United Nations Office at Geneva sign Memorandum of Understanding!

UEFA and the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) yesterday, January 21 concluded a Memorandum of Understanding at the House of European Football in Nyon, signed by UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin and Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Tatiana Valovaya. Having jointly staged the successful ‘Match for Solidarity’ …

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CAF participates in UN meeting on sport for preventing & countering violent extremism!

Confederation of African Football (CAF) participated in the high-level virtual international expert group meeting on sport for preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE) conducive terrorism, that took place from September 21-23, 2020. The meeting was held within the framework of the United Nations global program on security of major sports …

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