Mega-Sporting Events

Joint Statement on Centre for Sport and Human Rights

30 November 2017

On the eve of international Human Rights Day (December 10th), a joint statement was issued affirming the commitment to launch a new independent Centre for Sport and Human Rights in 2018.

Announced at the Sporting Chance Forum in Geneva, the planned Centre will be the first of its kind, aimed at helping build a world of sport that protects, respects, and upholds the human rights of athletes, workers, communities, children, fans, volunteers, and the press.

The Centre plans are backed by Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform), a diverse coalition, including FIFA, the International Olympic Committee, Commonwealth Games Federation, and UEFA, as well as a range of intergovernmental organisations, governments, athletes, hosts, sponsors, broadcasters, civil society representatives, trade unions, employers associations, and national human rights institutions.

Follow IHRB and the MSE Platform for further details throughout 2018. 

Read the full Joint Statement here (and in French and German)

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