November 15 – UEFA and the German FA (DFB) have jointly signed the Human Rights Declaration for Euro 2024 stating that the two organisations will uphold and protect human rights during the event, and “create a framework for the implementation of related processes”.
The presentation took place at the Sport and Human Rights conference hosted by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community in Berlin on Tuesday.
UEFA, DFB, and their joint venture EURO 2024 GmbH have shown consistent enthusiasm towards making the upcoming European championships a sporting event where human rights play a pivotal role.
Michele Uva, UEFA’s director of social & environmental sustainability, said: “For UEFA EURO 2024 we have greater goals. We are really happy to sign today’s declaration, as this is an important moment for our sport and for society. UEFA is not only committed to today’s declaration. We are also working closely with non-governmental organisations and stakeholders to develop a detailed approach to the protection and promotion of human rights. It is a real action plan, with numerous actions in place to score the greater goal. We will make sure to turn this ambition into reality”.
The objectives are outlined within the declaration include:
Accessibility, Diversity & Inclusion:
The organisers of UEFA EURO 2024 shall ensure that stadiums, working environments and the broader football ecosystem are accessible to all. Diversity and inclusion are celebrated as part of the tournament, ensuring that all social groups and communities can participate. Furthermore, the UEFA Foundation for Children and the DFB foundations will do the utmost to support football and give children access to games.
No discrimination and abuse:
All forms of discrimination and abuse shall be prevented and combatted.
Safety, Health and Well-being:
UEFA EURO 2024 shall be a safe experience for everyone involved in the tournament. Access to healthy food and beverages is…
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Author : Paul Nicholson
Publish date : 2023-11-15 12:17:41
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