Mega-sporting events (MSEs) have the potential to bring many societal benefits, but are complex to deliver, with a lifecycle from planning through to construction, delivery, and legacy requiring a years-long planning process. As such, these events carry inherent risks, including to human rights.

The Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) is an emerging multi-stakeholder coalition of international and intergovernmental organisations, governments, sports governing bodies, athletes, unions, sponsors, broadcasters, and civil society groups. Through dialogue and joint action our mission is to ensure all actors involved in staging an event fully embrace and operationalise their respective human rights duties and responsibilities throughout the MSE lifecycle.