The FIFA Executive Committee has held its first meeting of 2014, with the topics including working conditions in Qatar, the progress being made in Israel and Palestine and Kosovo's FIFA-approved debut.
FIFA and the BWI have met to discuss labour rights and working conditions in Qatar, where the FIFA World Cup will be staged in 2022.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in Qatar shall provide FIFA by 12 February 2014 with a detailed report on the improvement of working conditions in Qatar.
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and the President of the DGB and ITUC, Michael Sommer, today agreed that fair working conditions must be introduced quickly, consistently and on a sustained basis in Qatar.
The FIFA Executive Committee has welcomed progress for Palestine football and launched a consultation process for Qatar 2022 dates at its third meeting of 2013.
The Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup has decided that its responsibilities will be extended to also cover decisions related to the preparations for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.