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30 June 2010

FIFA fails to score at the World Cup

Author: Sharan Bal, CSR Asia

…The World Cup has the ability to unite the world despite political differences…There are many environmental, social and governance issues associated with the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a major business operation…Due to poor governance from FIFA…this...

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28 June 2010

Fifa castigated for rights abuses involving vendors [So. Africa]

Author: Ellis Mnyandu, Business Report [So. Africa]

FIFA, the world soccer governing body, should be held to account about its treatment of street vendors, many of whom have suffered loss of income during the World Cup, a leading global human rights campaigner said this weekend. Mary Robinson...said...

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15 June 2010

World Cup, South Africa 2010 – facing up to responsibilities

Author: Steve Ouma, Southern and sub-Saharan African Regional Advisor, Institute for Human Rights and Business

The World Cup is a major event…What are the responsibilities of the construction companies, the sponsors, the hotel chains, the privately-owned media when it comes to these mega-sporting events? They too bear a burden of responsibility to respect the...

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10 June 2010
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Author: SETEM Hego Haizea

...hay una parte del Mundial de Fútbol que muy probablemente no será transmitida por televisión: la de la violación de los derechos laborales de las personas que cosen los balones de fútbol...el informe... “Missed the Goal for Workers: the Reality of...

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7 June 2010
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Author: Programme des Nations unies pour le développement

Quelques jours avant le début de la Coupe du Monde 2010, Sony, partenaire officiel de la FIFA, et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) ont lancé une campagne afin de renforcer les initiatives visant à atteindre les Objectifs du...

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10 May 2010

70 million child labourers in Pakistan: ILO

Author: Amin Ahmed, Dawn.com [Pakistan]

In a report, titled “Accelerating Action against Child Labour”, the ILO said the global trends in child labour showed a decline from 2004 to 2008. However, the decline was slowing. There are still 215 million children caught up in child labour,...

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21 April 2010

CBIS Issues Call to Action to Hotels to Help Combat Human Trafficking at World Cup Events [So Africa]

Author: Christian Brothers Investment Services [USA]

Christian Brothers Investment Services...has issued a call to action for hotel chains in South Africa to help combat a rise in human trafficking and child sex tourism in association with FIFA World Cup events being held throughout the country between...

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10 March 2010
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Author: Emmanuel Versace, France 24

Zakumi, la mascotte du prochain Mondial sud-africain, cachait un vilain secret qui a été révélé au grand jour. L'entreprise chinoise Shanghai Fashion Plastic Products, que la Fédération internationale de football (Fifa) avait choisie pour fabriquer les...

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8 March 2010

Zakumi factory told to shut [China]

Author: Nivashni Nair, Times [So. Africa]

A Chinese factory contracted to produce figurines of World Cup mascot Zakumi has been forced to stop work after accusations that it was running a sweatshop. Fifa's worldwide licensing representative, Global Brands Group, has suspended its approval of...

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11 November 2007

2010 riches not reaching workforce [So. Africa]

Author: Niren Tolsi, Mail & Guardian [So. Africa]

“Government has poured billions into infrastructure development in the build-up to 2010 [FIFA World Cup]...but what we are finding is that the monopolies are winning while there has been a pushing back of worker gains made over the last decade,” said...

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