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MINEPS VI Adopts “Kazan Action Plan”, Includes Rights of Athletes, Workers, Spectators

15 July 2017.

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This week, the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI) adopted the “Kazan Action Plan”, which sets priorities for the implementation of sports policy in the coming years.

The Kazan Action Plan aims to address the integrity of sport and includes the safeguarding of the rights of athletes, workers, spectators and other groups. It specifically provides that “the fundamental human rights of everyone affected by or involved in the delivery of physical education, physical activity and sport must be protected, respected and fulfilled in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.”

...the fundamental human rights of everyone affected by or involved in the delivery of physical education, physical activity and sport must be protected, respected and fulfilled in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.
Kazan Action Plan

The World Players Association, a member of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights, took the opportunity in Kazan to release the World Player Rights Policy.

The policy builds on the UN Guiding Principles and articulates the importance of international sporting organisations and other relevant sport stakeholders in adopting a player rights policy and spells out the necessary commitments and obligations which any such policy must contain.

 

The MINEPS VI conference documents are available here.

 

 

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