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 FIFA www FIFA com will welcome a delegation from Amnesty International AI on Monday 14 March 2022 at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich to discuss the situation of migrant workers in Qatar in relation to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 The meeting will provide Amnesty with the opportunity to submit a petition to FIFA to address hellip
FIFA to discuss workers situation in Qatar with Amnesty International

NNN: FIFA (www.FIFA.com) will welcome a delegation from Amnesty International (AI) on Monday 14 March 2022 at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich to discuss the situation of migrant workers in Qatar in relation to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

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The meeting will provide Amnesty with the opportunity to submit a petition to FIFA to address this issue and will be followed by a discussion with experts from FIFA and its local partner in Qatar to discuss the progress made so far and the challenges that still lie ahead. sort out. .

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“We very much welcome continued engagement with Amnesty International and are always open to transparently and constructively discussing and addressing any concerns our stakeholders may have. We remain fully committed to ensuring the protection of workers involved in hosting the World Cup, and we are confident that the tournament will also serve as a catalyst for broader positive and lasting change throughout the host country.” said FIFA director of social responsibility and education Joyce Cook.

“As widely recognized by international expert organizations, the World Cup has already made a significant contribution to improving working conditions in the region and it is clear that Qatar is on the right track having introduced sweeping labor reforms and made substantial progress, in what has been a comparatively very short period of time.”

As widely recognized by the ILO, ITUC, BWIs and other international expert organizations, the FIFA World Cup has already made a significant contribution to improving working conditions in Qatar, with stricter standards set by local World Cup organizers World and broader legislative changes introduced in the field of workers’ rights.

The meeting with AI and labor experts will discuss the current status of those reforms and the ongoing work that remains to see those changes fully implemented across the labor market.

Following recent exchanges with AI, the discussion will focus in particular on the situation of workers in the service sector, in particular in the hospitality sector.

As the tournament approaches and the scale of construction work gradually decreases, efforts related to the well-being of FIFA and its local partners workers have increasingly shifted to this area, which will play a key role during the competence.

This has involved the development of an audit and inspection program for the hospitality industry, as well as due diligence measures for service companies deployed at FIFA competition venues.

The exchange with labor and artificial intelligence experts will allow these initiatives to be discussed in detail as part of FIFA’s ongoing engagement with labor and human rights organizations ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™.

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