Joint Statement: Diverse Coalition Commits to Establishing Centre for Sport & Human Rights in 2018
We, the Steering Committee of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights, are pleased to announce our commitment to the establishment of an independent Centre for Sport & Human Rights during 2018.
Our unprecedented alliance includes intergovernmental organisations, governments, sports bodies, athletes, hosts, sponsors, broadcasters, civil society representatives, trade unions, employers and their associations, and national human rights institutions.
Over the past two years, we have come together united in the understanding that there is a generation of work to be done to fully align the world of sport with the fundamental principles of human dignity, human rights, and labour rights. This effort will build on the progress made by a number of leading actors in the world of sport who have worked to develop and strengthen their systems to manage human rights risks associated with their activities.