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Mega-sporting events (MSEs) have the potential to bring many societal benefits but are also complex to deliver, carrying inherent risks, including to human rights. They typically involve a years-long planning process spanning design and bidding to income generation, construction, sourcing, delivery, competition, and legacy.
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.