Launch of UNESCO Report on racism and discrimination in international football
UNESCO and Juventus will launch a report on measures to fight racism and discrimination in international football entitled Colour? What Colour? The Organization’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, and the President of Juventus Football Club, Andrea Agnelli, will present the report in a press conference on 27 November (3 pm CET) at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The Report takes stock of what has been done and is being done against racism and discrimination in the sport. It examines ways to assess actions undertaken and envisages other complementary actions, as well as offering examples of best practice.
In her foreword to the Report, Irina Bokova argues that sport provides a unique platform to promote the values of intercultural dialogue and understanding, as well as gender equality, while reinforcing social inclusion. However, Ms. Bokova cautions that sport can also be exploited to divide and discriminate.
Under the coordination of UNESCO and with the support of Juventus, the Report is the fruit of research and surveys involving an international team of experts, researchers, football managers and officials.
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