United Nations: Football for the Goals
The United Nations welcomes Para Football as an Official Member of Football for the Goals and values its commitment to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. By joining FFTG, Para Football commits to advocating for the achievement of and implementing policies aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As signatories to Football for the Goals, members agree to commit to the following principles across the business of football and in its advocacy with its stakeholders, including partners, clubs, national associations, player unions, athletes, sponsors, and media:
- A commitment to sustainability policies and practices and to advocating for and implementing the SDGs.
- A commitment to a Human Rights-based approach, including in addressing issues of discrimination and avoiding discriminatory practices.
- A commitment to promoting equality and equity, including gender.
- A commitment to Climate Action.
On 6 July 2022, the United Nations launched a new initiative, Football for the Goals, which provides a platform to mobilize the global football community to champion action around achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. Football for the Goals, which is led by the UN Department of Global Communications, will tap into the power of football to raise the profile of the SDGs and will drive behavioral change and sustainable practices in the football industry.
Football for the Goals, in recognition of Goal 5, gender equality, was launched on the opening day of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 with a conversation featuring UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin, moderated by Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming. Having recently unveiled its own sustainability strategy “Strength through Unity,” focusing on human rights and the environment, UEFA joins the initiative as its inaugural member.
You can watch the full conversation and learn more by going to un.org/FootballForTheGoals
Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.