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CAF Experts participate in global COVID-19 Security Meeting!

A team of experts led by CAF Head of Safety and Security, Dr Christian Emeruwa, took part in the United Nations (UN) Office of Counter-Terrorism’s International Experts Group virtual meeting held on Wednesday, 15 July 2020, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the security of major sporting events. The …

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#BeActive for the UN International Day of Sport for Development & Peace!

FIFA has joined forces with the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in supporting the #BeActive campaign launched on the UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to encourage people to be #HealthyAtHome as the world comes together in the fight against COVID-19, today and …

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Rohingya children benefit from the power of football!

The third phase of the AFC-FAM-UNHCR-JREC Rohingya Education Centre Social Responsibility Programme concluded with 140 Rohingya children benefiting from the highly successful programme at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Belah on November 23, 2019. The AFC-UNHCR Programme, which is supported by the AFC Dream Asia Foundation in partnership with the Rohingya …

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Five ways UEFA helps the UN improve children’s lives!

On World Children’s Day, celebrated annually on November 20 and which this year marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Tatiana Valovaya, new director-general of the United Nations Office at Geneva, met UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin. Together they visited the …

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FIFA & UN Women sign first-ever memorandum of understanding!

The first-ever memorandum of understanding (MoU) between FIFA and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) was signed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the FIFA Women’s Football Convention today, June 7 a few hours before …

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COP24: World sports join team UN in race against climate change!

COP24 is a two-week conference that has brought together the 197 parties to the UN Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), as well as activists, non-profits organisations, and the private sector, to define the guidelines to implement the historic 2015 Paris climate action agreement, aimed at limiting global warming to well below …

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Children in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar benefit from coaching clinics!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), in cooperation with the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), Coaches Across Continents (CAC) and UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, have launched training camps and matches for street children and young Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar under their Social Responsibility Programme. The ongoing initiatives started on …

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Wholesome friendly between AFC-UNHCR and NFAP!

It was a morning of fun-filled football activities as students from the AFC-UNHCR and Name Football Association of Petaling (NFAP) met in a friendly match at the SJK (T) Ladang Vallambrosa, Klang, Malaysia on Sunday, October 14. The event was officiated by representatives from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), NFAP, …

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English League Two side Forest Green Rovers wins United Nations award!

English League Two side Forest Green Rovers FC has been recognised by the United Nations, after receiving a “Momentum for Change” climate action award in New York last week. Forest Green Rovers received the award in the Climate Neutral Now category, after becoming the first football club in the world …

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