2022-09-26

TNLiveNews

Minute to Minute NEWS!

FIFPRO joins United Nations' Football for the Goals initiative – FIFPRO World Players' Union – FIFPro

Discover our focus areas
What FIFPRO stands for
Information about how FIFPRO is organised
FIFPRO's member unions from all over the world
How to get in touch with FIFPRO
The importance of fair conditions for players
Ensuring a healthy and safe working environment
How footballers use their position for good
Everybody deserves a safe workplace
The legal aspects of FIFPRO's work
The importance of preparing for life outside of football
How the game has evolved, and what it means for players
Tracking the workload impact of modern football on the players
Explore FIFPRO’s research on various football industry topics
Thought-provoking external analysis on issues shaping the industry
The 2020/2021 Men’s and Women’s FIFA FIFPRO World 11s were announced and many of the winners took to social media to share the news and celebrate with their fans all over the world.
This edition of the FIFPRO PWM Flash Report focuses on the findings of two recent surveys: FIFPRO Global Player Survey and the FIFPRO High-Performance Coach survey. Results show professional footballers are in favour of new regulations to address the increasing match congestion and travel burden at the top of the game.
This edition of the FIFPRO PWM Flash Report focuses on players participating at EURO 2022. In addition to historical comparisons, the report describes the various types of player workload journeys, showcasing the vastly different ways players prepared for the tournament.
Share this quote
20 September 2022
FIFPRO and the United Nations (UN) have today announced an inspiring collaboration to pursue a range of social development objectives under the UN-led Football for the Goals initiative.
Football for the Goals is tapping the power of football to advance sustainability, equality, human rights and climate action by promoting actions and practices that support achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The collaboration between the UN and FIFPRO was launched at the FIFPRO Asia/Oceania congress in Kuala Lumpur today.
FIFPRO, which represents more than 60,000 professional footballers through 66 national player unions in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, has championed social activism by individuals and groups of football players in different parts of the world since 2008.
In joining the Football for the Goals initiative, FIFPRO has agreed to actively push to make the following commitments:

• Advocate for and implement the UN’s sustainable development goals
• Seek decent conditions for workers and economic growth
• Take a human-rights based approach and counter discrimination
• Promote equality and equity, including gender
• Pursue impactful climate action
“FIFPRO is proud to represent the growing number of professional football players around the world who are using their platforms to seek positive social change,” said FIFPRO President David Aganzo. “We are delighted to help harness their selfless commitment by joining the Football for the Goals initiative and working together towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”
“Football for the Goals cannot achieve the aspirations and objectives without the full engagement and support of the players and players unions,” said Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division within the United Nations Department of Global Communications. “We are very happy to welcome FIFPRO to Football for the Goals and are very excited to note FIFPRO’s pledge to actively push on FFTG commitments from sustainability, decent conditions for workers to climate action.”
Javiera Moreno (Chile), Johanna Omolo (Kenya) and Morten Thorsby (Norway) are players who have won FIFPRO’s social activism awards. 
“Football for the Goals is a powerful initiative and I am particularly inspired by one of the objectives – fighting discrimination,” said Moreno. “Alongside my career as a football player, I have campaigned against the harassment of women in Chile. I am determined to keep helping push for safe and fair workplaces for women both here and in other parts of the world.”
“I am proud that my foundation has helped schoolchildren in my neighbourhood of Nairobi to get an education,” said Omolo. “It’s important that everyone has access to the power that learning can unleash. Football for the Goals is a great platform for footballers like me to raise their voice so that all our communities can benefit.”
“I am delighted to add my support to Football for the Goals alongside FIFPRO,” said Thorsby. “As football players, we are able to reach a global audience of billions of people and we can help create more sustainable attitudes and actions across the world. During a World Cup year, there is no better time to come together as players to work towards sustainable objectives that benefit the planet.”
Thank you for visiting FIFPRO.org. We place functional and analytical cookies. FIFPRO is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to view content of external third parties, please accept the cookies.

source