Fans of Colombia react before a match between Colombia and Brazil as part of South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022
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Initiative description: Enable a welcoming and respectful environment for all participants and attendees at FIFA World Cup 2022™ sites and events, and promote the attendance of low-income groups

In addition to offering a tremendous opportunity for exchange between locals and people from all over the world and for enhancing cultural understanding, the FIFA World Cup™ also presents challenges related to maintaining an environment that is welcoming and respectful for participants and attendees from many different cultures and backgrounds.

FIFA’s position on inclusivity and the protection of human rights is unequivocal, and clearly laid out in the FIFA Statutes, FIFA’s Human Rights Policy and several of FIFA’s regulations and codes that apply to all members of the FIFA family. These lay out that discrimination of any kind against a country, private person or group of people on account of race, skin colour, ethnic, national or social origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, language, religion, opinion, wealth, birth or any other status is strictly prohibited.

As a host country for the FIFA World Cup 2022™, Qatar is fully aware of its responsibility to adhere to FIFA’s human rights and non-discrimination, equality and neutrality statutes, and is committed to do so.

Qatar’s aim is to welcome everyone to the tournament, build bridges of cultural understanding and create an inclusive experience for all participants, attendees and local communities. In this context, Qatar will take the necessary steps to ensure a discrimination-free environment in which no one will face any form of repercussion for exercising their rights.

Diversity and anti-discrimination programme

Implementing FIFA’s measures related to diversity and anti-discrimination which include awareness-raising, implementing the operating procedure for discriminatory incidents and the Anti-Discrimination Monitoring System during tournament matches.

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Human rights grievance and remedy mechanism

Providing grievance and remedy mechanisms for participants, attendees, human rights defenders, media representatives and community members who feel that their rights are adversely impacted by tournament-related activities.

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