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Meeting Report: The 2017 Sporting Chance Forum

21st March 2018

Author - MSE Platform

The second annual Sporting Chance Forum convened in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 November to 1 December 2017, hosted by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform).

The Forum brought together over 175 representatives from across many stakeholder groups to explore the human rights opportunities and risks associated with mega-sporting events (MSEs) and sport in general, and to assess progress made and challenges remaining since the first Sporting Chance Forum in October 2016.

The Forum was opened by Mary Robinson, Chair of the MSE Platform Steering Committee, who announced a joint commitment to transition the MSE Platform to a permanent, independent Centre for Sport and Human Rights in 2018.  

The Forum also showcased draft work developed collectively by members of the MSE Platform, to further operationalise human rights principles by various actors in the world of sport. The draft tools were consulted on during parallel sessions of the Forum, and will be finalised and published throughout 2018.

Read the meeting report here (also available in French).