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Reflections from the 2018 Sporting Chance Forum

24th January 2019

Author - Institute for Human Rights and Business

The 2018 Sporting Chance Forum brough together 250 high-level delegates from a broad range of stakeholders to drive progress toward a world of sport that fully respects human rights. 

Representatives of affected groups, sports bodies, governments, trade unions, sponsors, NGOs, broadcasters, NHRIs, and intergovernmental organisations came together in Paris at UNESCO, the UN’s lead agency for Physical Education and Sport, under the backdrop of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Hosted this year by the new Centre for Sport and Human Rights, UNESCO, and IHRB, the Forum focused on the rights and remedies of all participants in sport - including a special spotlight on survivors of sexual abuse, athletes, workers, fans, journalists, children, and communities. 

As a follow up to the event, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) asked a series of participants at the Forum to give their take on the impact and outcomes of the discussions. They share their priorities on where the future work of the Centre should focus in order to support or improve the human rights of those affected by sport. 

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