• FIFA has a social role to play throughout the world, one that extends beyond the boundaries of football.
• The organisation has the moral obligation to help build a better world and also to provide assistance in humanitarian operations.
In 2005 the FIFA Congress decided to add a new dimension to the governing body's mission "to build a better future" by taking a massive step towards fulfilling the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, namely the allocating of at least 0.7% of all the revenue it generates to the programme's social responsibility initiatives.
The movement Football for Hope, a key component of the strategic alliance between FIFA and streetfootballworld (a not-for-profit organisation that uses football to bring together development stakeholders from across the globe), was created to promote social development through the sport of football.
The fight against racism has continued thanks to the organisation of anti-racism days at FIFA competitions and to the strengthening of disciplinary measures.
7 July 2001
FIFA signs the Buenos Aires resolution against racism.
Eight programmes are selected by FIFA to form part of the Football for Hope movement, which has since led to the introduction of some 70 programmes in 47 countries.
The FIFA/AFC Tsunami Solidarity Fund raises a total of US$10.55 million.