Dialogue and joint action are key to achieving the MSE Platform's mission of ensuring all actors involved in staging an event fully embrace and operationalise their respective human rights duties and responsibilities throughout the MSE lifecycle.
Over the years, members and partners of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights have delivered the following major events:
The second annual Sporting Chance Forum, hosted by the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs and IHRB in Geneva in November 2017. Opened by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, ILO Secretary General, and President of the International Olympic Committee, the Forum brought together 200 leading sport and human rights experts to share the latest progress on embedding respect for human rights in the world of sport. This included the groundbreaking announcement of a Centre for Sport & Human Rights to be launched in 2018. The outcome document will be published shortly.
- A panel session on MSEs and human rights at the UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva in November 2016.
- The Sporting Chance Forum, hosted by the United States Department of State, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and IHRB in October 2016. The event brought together over 100 stakeholders across the MSE agenda, including sports governing bodies, previous and forthcoming MSE host government representatives, trade unions and civil society organisations, sponsors, broadcasters, and others. Read the outcome document here.
- A panel session on the particular context of Asia and MSEs and human rights at the Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Doha in April 2016. Read the meeting summary here.
- A panel session on the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar and particular human rights challenges of FIFA in that context, also at the Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Doha in April 2016. Read the meeting summary here.
- A two-day high-level Wilton Park event hosted by IHRB, Wilton Park and the Government of Switzerland in Glion in November 2015. The event was one of the first ever bringing together international experts with a collective global reach to more than 100 sport federations, 155 national business federations, 180 million workers and 10,000 athletes. Read the outcome document here.