Task Forces

Drawn from members of the MSE Platform Steering Committee and a wider group of participants, four Task Forces have been established in 2017 with the aim of implementing the MSE Platform's mission to ensure all actors involved in staging an event fully embrace and operationalise their respective human rights duties and responsibilities throughout the MSE lifecycle.

The Task Forces are clustered around key stakeholder groups and meet regularly to align work and build momentum through collective action. Their work is informed by the Sporting Chance White Papers and the fruitful collaborations that led to their development.  Each Task Force, supported by IHRB, is committed to developing its own agenda and benchmarks for implementing the goals of the Steering Committee.

 

Task Force 1: Sports Governing Bodies

Co-Chairs:

  • David Grevemberg (Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games Federation)
  • David Rutherford (Chief Commissioner, New Zealand Human Rights Commission)

Members:

  • Commonwealth Games Federation
  • FIFA
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • New Zealand Human Rights Commission
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Transparency International Germany
  • UNICEF
  • World Players Association

 

Task Force 2: Governments and Host Cities

Co-Chairs:

  • Sandra Lendenmann Winterberg (Head of Office of Human Rights Policy, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs)
  • Ambet Yuson (General Secretary, Building and Woodworkers International)

Members:

  • Action Sustainability
  • adidas Group
  • Amnesty International
  • Building and Woodworkers International (BWI)
  • International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • New Zealand Human Rights Commission
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • UNICEF
  • US Department of State

 

Task Force 3: Sponsors and Broadcasters

Co-Chairs:

  • Moira Oliver (Head of Policy & Chief Counsel, Human/Digital Rights, BT plc)
  • Brent Wilton (Director, Global Workplace Rights, The Coca-Cola Company)

Members:

  • adidas Group
  • BT plc
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Discovery
  • International Organisation of Employers
  • ITV
  • P&G
  • Sky

 

Task Force 4: Affected Groups

Co-Chairs:

  • Brendan Schwab (Executive Director of World Players Association)
  • Minky Worden (Director of Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch)

Members:

  • Amnesty International
  • Building and Woodworkers International (BWI)
  • Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Andrea Florence (personal capacity)
  • Football Supporters Europe
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW)
  • New Zealand Human Rights Commission
  • Mustafa Qadri (personal capacity)
  • Shirzanan
  • Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Terres des Hommes
  • Transparency International Germany
  • UNICEF
  • World Players Association