On 12th January 2018, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to promote the United Nations’ new global LGBTI equality standards for business. In honour of the occasion, the Assistant Secretary-General rang the...more
12 January 2018.
Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham as Host City Partner of the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham, England, has been named by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) as the host city for the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022.
Making the announcement at a school in Birmingham, Louise Martin, CGF’s president, said "with its rich history, cultural diversity, youthful dynamism and...more
21 December 2017.
To mark International Migrants Day on 18 December 2017, as well as the fifth anniversary of the Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity, IHRB has re-launched designed translations of the Dhaka Principles, together with a revised implementation guide at www.dhaka-principles.org.
18 December 2017.
Today, the world’s leading player associations unveiled the Universal Declaration of Player Rights (the Declaration) to protect players from ongoing and systemic human rights violations in global sport. The Declaration, the first comprehensive articulation of athletes’ rights, sets a benchmark for...more
14 December 2017.
On the eve of international Human Rights Day (December 10th), a commitment was made today to launch a new independent Centre for Sport and Human Rights in 2018.
30 November 2017.
The 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights takes place in Geneva from 27 - 29 November. IHRB is co-organising, moderating or speaking at a number of sessions.
Implementing the UN Guiding Principles in the Commodities Trading Sector
Monday 27 November
13.30 - 14.45
This session organized by...more
21 November 2017.
The Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games (TOCOG) is soliciting public comments regarding the planned grievance mechanism for its Sustainable Sourcing Code
TOCOG has committed to working to ensure the broad sustainability of the Tokyo 2020 Games, including in...more
15 November 2017.
A Human Rights Advisory Board to FIFA - the international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer - today published its first report. The board was created in early 2017 to provide independent advice on FIFA’s human rights responsibilities.
09 November 2017.
The Qatari Government has announced a series of labour reforms, in a commitment to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to institute a minimum wage, allow the monitoring of labour practices by independent experts, and reform the kafala (sponsorship) system that can prevent migrant workers...more
25 October 2017.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has adopted its first-ever human rights policy statement.
The Statement outlines the Commonwealth sports movement’s ambition and responsibility to champion human rights, with programmes, activities, and agreements with future host cities and partners aimed...more
05 October 2017.