SIGA readies for Geneva discussion board because it displays on 100 days of battling for sport integrity


Could 17 –  The Sport Integrity International Alliance (SIGA) will maintain the fourth version of its SIGA Sport Integrity Discussion board and Basic Meeting on the United Nations, in Geneva, on July 26-27.

Reflecting on 100 days of progress since its Basic Meeting in Rome on 31 January, a watershed second for the organisation which noticed the election of its CEO, a 17-member Council and different inner standing committees, SIGA Chairman, Franco Frattini, stated: “We continue to move with confidence towards our reform agenda, underpinned by a strong, steadfast and collective desire to usher in a new era for sport. The influence of SIGA continues to grow at many levels and across many nations.”

It has been a frenetic 100 days for SIGA that has seen it mark Worldwide Ladies’s Day on eight March, with a SIGA Special Session on Good Governance in Sport – Piercing the Gender Glass Ceiling, which led to the SIGA Global Female Mentorship Programme in Sport and the signing of a declaration on gender equality by SIGA supporters.

In April, a second Special Session on Countering Abuse and Trafficking of Minors in Sport heralded the launch of a multi-stakeholder motion plan in opposition to baby abuse, smuggling and trafficking in sport.

Only a week earlier than the US Supreme Courtroom ruling that repealed the federal ban on sports activities betting, SIGA held its inaugural Skilled Summit on Sports activities Betting Integrity, establishing a standing committee to steer plenty of sports activities betting integrity initiatives.

SIGA has additionally intensified its personal cooperation with exterior stakeholders, setting up partnership agreements with organisations comparable to UNESCO and the Council of Europe and being invited to sit down on the European Union’s Skilled Group on Sport Integrity.

SIGA CEO, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, stated: “With reformist vein, constructive sprit and a proactive attitude, we are making significant strides towards our strategic vision and driving much-needed change in the industry. I am very proud of the work being carried out by SIGA and our members in this important task. The progress made in these first one hundred days bears testimony to the great potential that exists, and demonstrates our capacity to realise our collective mission.”

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