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FIFA debate

Is FIFA change for real?

Only time will tell if the promised changes in FIFA are for real, says the Head of Terre des Hommes’ Children Win campaign, Marc Joly. Marc Joly was speaking after comments made by FIFA’s Head of Sustainability and Diversity, Federico […]

22/02/2017 /

Major steps taken… but next comes accountability

Mega Sporting Event organisers have taken major steps forward recently in addressing concerns over human rights, but “implementation and accountability” will be the next hurdles. That was the clear message from Terre des Hommes General Secretary Ignacio Packer at the Peace […]

24/11/2016 / , , ,

FIFA pledges to discuss human rights at future World Cups

Terre des Hommes welcomes FIFA’s new mission statement which includes an explicit pledge to discuss the preservation of human rights at future World Cups. In the document, FIFA 2.0: The Vision for the Future, new president Gianni Infantino promises to bring all […]

14/10/2016 / , ,

Report is ‘key milestone’ for FIFA

Terre des Hommes welcomes the publication of a strongly-worded independent report which demands a “cultural shift” into FIFA’s approach to human rights issues. World football’s governing body and organisers of the 2022 finals in Qatar have been strongly criticised because […]

15/04/2016 / ,

Human rights entering the FIFA Statutes

While all the attention is on the change of presidency at the head of FIFA, it is the set of reforms of the Statutes that give the framework of the urgently needed changes. The decisions adopted by the FIFA Extraordinary […]

26/02/2016 / , , , ,

FIFA: none of the candidates pledges adequate steps to prevent human rights abuse

FIFA: NOT ONE CANDIDATE PLEDGES ADEQUATE STEPS TO PREVENT HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE AND CORRUPTION “Let’s be clear. There is no time to waste in taking action to prevent human rights abuses linked to the World Cups in Russia in 2018 […]

19/02/2016 / , , ,

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