Qatar to use World Cup as an opportunity to promote human rights

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Kathmandu: The State of Qatar has said that it wants to seize the opportunity of the 2022 FIFA World Cup as a real investment in promoting mutual understanding, peace, stability, and prosperity and as a major driver of positive changes in the field of human rights and sports.

This came in the State of Qatar’s speech delivered by Abdullah Hamad Al-Nuaimi, First Secretary of the Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Office in Geneva, during a panel discussion on promoting human rights through sports and sports.

“In preparation for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup and other major sporting events, the State of Qatar has taken serious human rights measures to ensure basic principles for all workers, including those who participate in sports infrastructure, a step that has won international recognition,” said Al-Nuaimi.

He noted that sports and human rights reinforce each other. “Sports, as a global language, has a great ability to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, especially among young people, by contributing to the promotion of many human rights and fundamental freedoms,” he said.

He stated that sports can enhance solidarity, equality, and tolerance at all levels and that sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup, Olympic, and Paralympic games can become an effective tool to achieve economic development and promote awareness.

“In recognition of these noble goals, the State of Qatar has taken an interest in sports and organizing major sporting events as part of an integrated strategic vision,” said Al-Nuaimi.

Qatar is hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022.