ZURICH: FIFA welcomes today’s European Parliament resolution on the situation of migrant workers in Qatar, which is in line with the next steps that were agreed at yesterday’s meeting between FIFA and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) at the Home of FIFA in Zurich: to also call upon economic and political leaders to join the football community in contributing to ensure that the International Labour Organization’s core labour standards are introduced quickly, consistently and on a sustained basis in Qatar.FIFA, as world football’s governing body and the organiser of football’s flagship event, strongly believes that football can play an important role in generating public awareness and triggering positive social change in the host country of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

In order to achieve a sustainable improvement of working conditions in Qatar and the wider region, a joint effort by FIFA, the business sector, the international community and the Qatari authorities is required.

FIFA remains open to cooperate with all relevant bodies and authorities to tackle this issue and to ensure that the protection of migrant workers continues to be addressed with urgency.

Please visit FIFA.com for details on yesterday’s meeting between FIFA and the ITUC.



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