FIFA President announces worker welfare monitoring system for Qatar 2022 World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has announced the formation of an independent committee to monitor working conditions at Qatar 2022 World Cup sites. The announcement was made during a two-day visit to Qatar during which he visited Khalifa International Stadium and workers' accommodation, and met with the Emir and Prime Minister. 

The statement from FIFA (in English and Arabic) and a selection of responses from media and civil society are available below.

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22 April 2016

Fifa promises panel to ensure decent conditions for 2022 World Cup workers

Author: Owen Gibson, Guardian (UK)

[Fifa President Gianni] Infantino visited the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha and workers’ accommodation during the two-day trip and met the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and the prime minister, Abdullah bin Nasser al-Thani. “Fifa and I will take the Qatari authorities at their word and I look forward to the concrete actions which will be the real testament of will,” Infantino said. “We had a very open and positive discussion on the 2022 Fifa World Cup and a wide range of topics...I made it very clear it is essential for the Qatari authorities to ensure the country complies to international standards on the treatment of workforce and to continue at full pace with the implementation of the promised measures. The hosting of the World Cup is an opportunity to set a benchmark in terms of sustainable and fair conditions for all workers in Qatar.”.

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22 April 2016

FIFA President announces oversight body for workers' welfare

Author: FIFA

FIFA President Gianni Infantino...announced the creation of an oversight body with independent members to monitor the systems in place to ensure decent working conditions at FIFA World Cup™ stadiums. With this initiative, FIFA will step up its efforts in overseeing the set-up by the Supreme Committee. The composition of this new body, which will be led by FIFA, should include relevant sectors of civil society and other relevant FIFA stakeholders to oversee all FIFA competitions.

The hosting of the FIFA World Cup is an opportunity to set a benchmark in terms of sustainable and fair conditions for all workers in Qatar. In connection with the 2022 event, this body will validate the quality and effectiveness of the due diligence processes in place, will analyse the regular findings of the independent auditing system, the remediation measures taken by the Supreme Committee to address any issues and report about findings, recommendations and progress, with the aim of increasing transparency around this important topic.

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22 April 2016

Qatar 2022: Gianni Infantino wants body to monitor working conditions

Author: BBC Sport

Fifa President Gianni Infantino has said a new independent committee will be set up to monitor working conditions at Qatar's 2022 World Cup venues. The move is an attempt by the world football's governing body to ease fears of human rights abuses in the state.

Amnesty International - who last month accused Qatar of using forced labour - welcomed "steps in the right direction"...Amnesty International's Gulf Migrants Rights Researcher Mustafa Qadri said: "Finally it appears Fifa is waking up to the fact that unless it takes concrete action, the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be built on the blood, sweat and tears of migrant workers."

 

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22 April 2016

Qatar World Cup: FIFA Announcement on Monitoring of “Decent Working Conditions”

Author: ITUC

Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said “This could be an important step forward to ending the abuse of Qatar’s migrant workforce as the pace of construction accelerates to meet the 2022 deadline. The April 14 report by Human Rights expert Professor John Ruggie set out FIFA’s responsibilities, and the composition, objectives and activities of this oversight body need to fully reflect Professor Ruggie’s recommendations. In particular, it needs to recognise that many more workers are engaged in delivering the World Cup than those working only inside the stadium gates, and that until the government reforms its medieval labour laws, the companies and bodies responsible for delivering the World Cup can and must do what is needed to respect workers’ rights throughout their operations.”

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Author: Qatar News Agency

أكد جياني انفانتينو رئيس الاتحاد الدولي لكرة القدم "الفيفا"، أن مونديال 2022 سيقام بدولة قطر وفي موعده المحدد وهذا قرار لا رجعة فيه، مشددا على أن ما قامت به الحكومة القطرية من إصدار قوانين لحماية حقوق العمال وإلغاء نظام الكفالةستحتاج أوروبا إلى مئات السنين كي تقوم به...كما أعلن جياني انفانتينو... خلال المؤتمر الصحفي...عن إنشاء هيئة رقابية تضم أعضاء مستقلين لمراقبة الأنظمة المعمول بها لضمان ظروف عمل ملائمة في الملاعب القطرية التي هي بصدد الإنشاء والتي ستحتضن مباريات كأس العالم 

 

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أعلن رئيس فيفا جياني إنفانتينو في ختام زيارته التي استمرت يومين إلى قطر عن إنشاء هيئة رقابية تضم أعضاء مستقلين لمراقبة الأنظمة المعمول بها  لضمان ظروف عمل ملائمة في ملاعب كأس العالم. ويعزز فيفا بتطبيق هذه المبادرة جهوده في الإشراف على النظام الذي وضعته اللجنة العليا للمشاريع والإرث. وستضم هذه الهيئة الرقابية التي سيقودها فيفا  قطاعات ذات صلة من المجتمع المدني وأصحاب المصالح في فيفا للإشراف على جميع مسابقات فيفا

يمثل تنظيم كأس العالم فيفا فرصة لوضع معيار فيما يخص الظروف المستدامة والعادلة لجميع العمال في قطر. وفيما يخص نهائيات قطر 2022، ستتولى هذه الهيئة مسؤولية التحقق من جودة وفعالية عمليات العناية الواجبة المعمول بها، وتحليل النتائج العادية لنظام المراجعة المستقل، وتدابير المعالجة التي تتخذها اللجنة العليا في التعامل مع القضايا، وإصدار تقرير عن النتائج والتوصيات والتقدم المحرز بهدف زيادة الشفافية حول هذا الموضوع المهم

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