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Working Zone 9B: 6 October 2018  9:00 - 10:30

Working Zone Excellence

Mega-sporting events such as the Olympic Games have great potential to inspire and positively impact people’s lives. However, past experience has shown that improper management of such events can have serious, negative impacts on people and communities, generating human rights risks. For example, construction of new sports infrastructure can lead to harassment based on race, religion or gender; unsafe working conditions for labourers; and even forced eviction of the local communities. How can organisers deliver dynamic events without infringing on the rights of marginalised groups? This workshop will bring different stakeholders together to discuss the responsibilities and priorities of sport in safeguarding human rights.

Facilitator: Razia Iqbal, Presenter, BBC News, United Kingdom

  • Marie Barsacq, Director of Impact and Legacy, Paris 2024, France
  • Ingmar De Vos, IOC Member President, Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), Switzerland
  • Giovanni Di Cola, Special Adviser to the Deputy Director General for Field Operations and Partnerships, International Labour Organization
  • Mamadou D. Ndiaye, IOC Member, Senegal
  • Minky Worden, Director of Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch, United States


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