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“RACISM AND SPORT” PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

“RACISM AND SPORT” PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
12 March 2013

(Issued as received) - GENEVA – The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will host a panel discussion on “Racism and Sport” on Thursday 21 March, from 13:15 to 14:45, at the Palais des Nations (Room XIX).

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will open the panel discussion on Racism and Sport.

Participants:

·    Kevin-Prince Boateng, Professional footballer for AC Milan Football Club and the Ghanaian national team
 
·    Patrick Vieira, Former captain of the French national football team and current Football Development Executive at Manchester City Football Club

·    William Gaillard, Senior Advisor, UEFA

·    Federico Addiechi, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, FIFA

·    Ambassador Mohamed Siad Douale, Chairperson, Inter-Governmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

·    Piara Powar, Executive Director, FARE Network, a coalition of organizations dedicated to combatting discrimination in football and using it as a means of overcoming social exclusion

The panel discussion will be followed by a press conference in Room XIX from 15:00 to 15:30.

ENDS

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HC13/019E