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Update from the UEFA Working Group on Human and Labour Rights following FIFA meeting

UEFA working group on Human and Labour Rights meets with FIFA.

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A delegation from the UEFA Working Group on Human and Labour Rights met with a delegation from FIFA in Zurich on Wednesday 12 October.

The Working Group thanks FIFA for the constructive and positive exchange, in which the following key topics were addressed as part of the ongoing dialogue around developments in Qatar ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022: the safety, security, and inclusion of fans, women, LGBTQI+ groups and individuals, journalists, and human rights defenders; the creation of a compensation fund for migrant workers; and the establishment of a migrant worker centre.

The Working Group welcomed FIFA’s clear assurances regarding the topic of safety, security and inclusion for all individuals. It requested FIFA to respond and commit to the outstanding issues regarding migrant workers by the end of October.