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Hi, this is Michelle. Today we’re hearing about an initiative that could improve human rights in the world of football as FIFA and ILO discuss a future partnership.

In other news, the Global Fund has come under criticism from African parliamentarians. Plus, a look at whether justice was served nearly five years after UNHCR’s refugee scandal in Uganda.

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Michelle Langrand


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FIFA president Gianni Infantino arrives or the FIFA World Cup 2022 soccer match etween France and Poland at Al Thumama tadium in Doha, Qatar, 4 December 2022. Keystone/EPA/Friedemann Vogel)

Qatar’s legacy for labour rights. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been mired in scandals over workers rights, with unprecedented calls to boycott the football tournament. FIFA seems to be finally taking a cue. The soccer organisation is finalising a memorandum of understanding with the International Labour Organization (ILO) that would have it assess working conditions in countries bidding to host future world cups. The content of the agreement is still in discussions, with ILO treading carefully before signing anything.

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