SOCIAL IMPACT

Human Rights & Anti-Discrimination

Human rights

FIFA touches the lives of millions of people all over the world.

Through its competitions and activities to develop football, FIFA generates jobs and investment in infrastructure, promotes the values of equality and fairness and strengthens social bonds among people and countries. With such a great impact comes responsibility. FIFA recognises its obligation to uphold the inherent dignity and equal rights of everyone affected by its activities. This responsibility is enshrined in article 3 of the FIFA Statutes, according to which: FIFA is committed to respecting all internationally recognised human rights and shall strive to promote the protection of these rights.

This human rights policy specifies FIFA’s statutory human rights commitment and outlines FIFA’s approach to its implementation in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.


ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 19: The Conext 21 Pro Football is seen on the stage prior to the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 Draw on January 19, 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Valeriano Di Domenico - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
FIFA publishes landmark Human Rights Policy

FIFA’s Human Rights Policy was developed by the FIFA administration in collaboration with FIFA’s Governance Committee.

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 20: The FIFA logo is seen outside the FIFA headquarters prior to the FIFA Executive Committee Meeting on October 20, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)
Fourth report by independent FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board published

The independent FIFA Human Rights Advisory Board (HRAB), which comprises eight international experts in human rights and related areas, has published its fourth report and recommendations. The report, which covers the period from May to December 2019...

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA - AUGUST 26: A general view of the construction site of the Nizhny Novgorod stadium on August 26, 2017 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
FIFA statement on Human Rights Watch report on Russia

FIFA shares Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) objective to ensure decent working conditions on FIFA World Cup stadium construction sites.

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