The first-ever memorandum of understanding (MoU) between FIFA and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) was signed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo‑Ngcuka at the FIFA Women’s Football Convention today, a few hours before the opening match of the FIFA Women’s
June 18 – Also: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is maintaining his neutrality through the FIFA World Cup.
Jan. 16 – CONCACAF introduces procedure for handling in-stadium racism … FIFA announces World Cup referee teams … Sony SIX wins Indian broadcast rights.
March 22 – Brazil turns to United Nations for help completing Brasilia stadium in time … FIFA to fund 19 new Goal projects … More inside this WFI Newsdesk …
April 16 – UN special adviser on sport Wilfried Lemke tells World Football INSIDER that Sepp Blatter’s FIFA reforms aimed at overhauling the governance of the corruption-tainted governing body can’t happen quickly enough. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Moscow.
Sept. 28 – The UN’s special adviser on sport for peace and development tells INSIDER the World Cup can play a key role in advancing the dual causes with which he is charged… Wilfried Lemke also discusses the challenges facing Qatar in its 2022 tournament preparations. INSIDER’s Edward Hula reports.