SIGA in sport integrity partnership with UNESCO
Various - 06 Dec 2018
The Sport Integrity Global Alliance, the governance and integrity coalition with more than 100 international multi-industry supporters, has teamed up with UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, to launch a global partnership on sport integrity.
Entitled “The Business Case for Sport Integrity”, the SIGA-UNESCO thought leadership project is a key component of the implementation process of the so-called Kazan Action Plan, approved by the world’s sport ministers in 2017.
SIGA said: “The primary purpose of the project is to encourage increased government investment in the promotion and protection of sport integrity. To reach this goal, the project will pursue two main objectives:
• “to gather evidence and build a ‘business case’, demonstrating the political, economic and social benefits of protecting the integrity of sport and, notably, the return on investments in this area; and
• “to raise the awareness of government decision-makers and incentivise them to invest in the protection of sport integrity.”
The launch will take place at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters on 11 December.
Since it was founded in 2016, SIGA has created a so-called ‘Declaration of Core Principles on Sport Integrity’, a set of 12 overarching principles which, it claims, if fully adopted throughout the industry, would ensure the implementation of the highest standards on good governance, financial and sport-betting integrity in sport.