World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry Endorses Sporting Chance Principles

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has endorsed the Sporting Chance Principles on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights.

Produced to further the efforts of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (“MSE Platform”), the Principles aim to underpin the common goal...more

23 May 2017.

Tokyo 2020 and the ILO Agree Partnership to Promote Decent Work

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the 2020 Olympic Games (TOCOG) have agreed a unique partnership agreement aimed at advancing “decent work” through socially responsible labour practices amongst the Games’ delivery partners.

The milestone...more

13 May 2017.

FIBA, Basketball’s World Governing Body, Reverses Controversial Headgear Ban

FIBA - basketball's world governing body - today announced that it will allow basketball players to wear headgear from October 2017.

In an important decision, FIBA's Mid-Term Congress unanimously ratified the new headgear rule after its first ever Mid-Term Congress. The decision to overturn the...more

04 May 2017.

UEFA Announces New Human Rights Requirements for 2024

European football's governing body UEFA has outlined specific criteria on human rights risk management for the first time in its requirements for hosting Euro 2024, developed with input from the Sport and Rights Alliance.

In March, UEFA confirmed that either Germany or Turkey will be awarded...more

01 May 2017.

FIFA Joins Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights

FIFA – the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football) – football’s global governing body, has joined the Steering Committee of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform).

The MSE Platform is an emerging...more

25 April 2017.

Olympic Host City Contracts to Explicitly Include Human Rights Protections

The International Olympic Committee announced today that as of 2024 new host city contracts will for the first time include explicit human rights protections. The new contracts make specific reference to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which outline the human...more

28 February 2017.

11 White Papers Published on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

Today, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) publishes the Sporting Chance White Papers, a series of 11 white papers that present the latest thinking, practice, and debate in relation to key human rights issues involved in the planning, construction, delivery, and legacy...more

31 January 2017.

The 2016 Sporting Chance Principles on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

IHRB, the U.S. Department of State, and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs co-hosted the global “Sporting Chance Forum on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights” on 13th-14th October 2016 in Washington, D.C.

The Forum convened more than 130 senior officials, executives, and experts to...more

24 October 2016.

ILO, ITUC, IOE & OHCHR Issue Joint Statement on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have issued a joint statement in advance of a two-day meeting on Human...more

17 November 2015.

Diverse Coalition Commits to Making Human Rights Central to Mega-Sporting Events

Mega sporting events have the potential to help catalyze greater respect for human rights and international labour standards. The efforts of public and private actors involved in the delivery of these events contribute to a range of benefits including new jobs, improved infrastructure such as...more

20 June 2015.

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