Planned training, consultations and research

The Supreme Council for Award and Legacy and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC have signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Human Rights Committee to raise awareness about human rights, while continuing to ensure that these rights are well respected within the framework of the organization of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™.

The MoU was signed by His HE Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Surrender and Inheritance, HE Ali Samikh Al-Marri, Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, and Nasser Al Khater, Director general of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC.

This collaboration between the three organizations is based on a common desire to protect and respect human rights as well as on the conviction that all actors can contribute, collectively and individually, to the achievement of the objectives inherent in the proper organization of the competition. flagship of FIFA. In particular, it will make it possible to sensitize and train the relevant stakeholders, to provide technical assistance as well as to prevent any impact on human rights and to remedy the problems observed.

A working group composed of representatives of the three organizations will be established to ensure the achievement of the objectives of the MoU. It will also facilitate information sharing and launch human rights-related consultations in the context of Qatar 2022. The MoU also provides for the publication of all research activities.

The National Committee for Human Rights is a Qatari organization created under the Paris Principles adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 and dealing with national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights. It is also among the best ranked (“A” status) by the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions in terms of compliance with the Paris Principles, in particular with regard to aspects related to independence. , mandate, powers and resources.

HE Ali Samikh Al-Marri, President of this National Committee, declared: “In line with our mandate, which is to promote and respect human rights, we have endeavored over the last few years to establish generally society has a strong culture in this area.We have therefore presented studies and submitted recommendations for the development of adequate legislation, in particular with regard to the right to decent and just working conditions as well as access to justice. The new work regimes are a revolution for our country and all of its institutions, in addition to constituting a real invitation to further promote and respect human rights. “

“We are proud to allow the Supreme Council for Surrender and Legacy and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC to benefit from our expertise and experience. We look forward to getting down to business and helping to set up good practices in the context of this extraordinary event. “

HE Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Surrender and Inheritance, said: “Our organization has worked hard to protect the health, safety and well-being of all workers. involved in the Qatar 2022 project. We are proud of what we have achieved over the past ten years and absolutely believe that our actions have set new standards, not only in Qatar, but also in the region and the rest of the world. world.”

“We have always been in favor of constructive comments and cooperation with experts. The memorandum of understanding signed with FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC and the National Committee for Human Rights will allow us to strengthen our commitment in this area. the kick-off of the flagship competition of world football, this Memorandum of Understanding is in line with our goal of ensuring that Qatar 2022 has a real impact on our country’s policy vis-à-vis human rights and workers’ well-being. “

Commenting on the scope of this memorandum of understanding for the competition, Nasser Al Khater, Managing Director of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC, explained: “By making us candidates for the organization of the 2022 World Cup, we are committed to use this meeting to bring about social, human and environmental change in the country. This Memorandum of Understanding is further proof that we are delivering on our commitment, and one more step towards achieving our most important goals . The expertise of all parties will enable everyone involved in this edition of the World Cup, from workers to administrative staff, including players and supporters, to be treated according to the highest international standards. . “

“In terms of sustainable development and planning for the legacy of the competition, the 2022 edition will undoubtedly be historic and the MoU will ensure that this legacy continues long after the final whistle.”

Joyce Cook, Director of Social Responsibility and Education, said: “We are delighted to have signed this MoU with the National Human Rights Committee and look forward to working with all parties concerned to ensure that ‘they help us to ensure respect for the rights of workers, supporters, local communities and all others affected by the World Cup in Qatar. “

“This collaboration is a perfect illustration of how FIFA competitions are also an opportunity for local actors to initiate change and create a lasting human rights legacy in host countries.”

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