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28 August 2007

Row over visit to new stadium [So. Africa]

Author: Canaan Mdletshe, Sowetan [So. Africa]

Inspectors paid an unannounced visit to Durban’s 2010 [FIFA World Cup] stadium yesterday and found a lot of non-compliance with safety regulations...Siyanda Zondeki, the Labour Department’s deputy director-general of service delivery, said...“We found...

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1 January 2007

[PDF] Who’s Going “Carbon Neutral”?: A Compilation by Business for Social Responsibility

Author: Business for Social Responsibility

Who’s going carbon neutral?...[W]e have been surprised at the distinct lack of basic resources on carbon neutrality trends, and have therefore taken the step of compiling a list of the most prominent carbon neutral claims, at the company and project...

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18 July 2006
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Author: Mariana Martínez, BBC Mundo

Mientras los italianos todavía celebran...la final de la Copa Mundial de Fútbol 2006...otro partido importante se está gestando...a favor de los niños que trabajan a lo largo y ancho del planeta...la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT).....

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27 June 2006

They make footballs, score nothing [India]

Author: The Hindu

While people the world over watch the...World Cup...they remain unaware of the plight of hundreds of children in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh who are trapped in the net of child labour churning out footballs day in and day out. "Several...

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7 June 2006
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Author: Organización Internacional del Trabajo

En medio de la expectativa...por la Copa Mundial de Fútbol...la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) decidió sacarle una "tarjeta roja" de expulsión al trabajo infantil, como parte de una serie de actividades...para conmemorar el Día Mundial...

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7 June 2006
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24 May 2006

Sportswear industry Offside! on workers’ rights

Author: Oxfam

As top sportswear brands prepare to showcase their wares at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Germany, behind the scenes many sportswear workers in Asia who attempt to unionise are facing intimidation or dismissal, according to a report...by Oxfam...

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24 May 2002

Football Dreams Stitched with Children's Hands: India, China and Pakistan Still Harbour Child Labourers and Unfair Labour Conditions

Author: Global March Against Child Labour

Child labour and highly unfair labour conditions for adult stitchers in the football industry are still common practices, despite the fact that the contracts between FIFA and sporting goods companies promise the opposite. This was revealed by the...

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23 May 2002

FIFA Bags Top Health Award: World Cup To Be Tobacco Free

Author: World Health Organization

The World Health Organization’s highest tobacco control award will be given to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in recognition of its tobacco control work, culminating in its decision to declare the 2002 World Cup tobacco...

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23 May 2002

FIFA Bags Top Health Award: World Cup To Be Tobacco Free

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