GOAL 11: IMPACT SOCIETY THROUGH THE POWER OF FOOTBALL

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The power of football in society is on display every day around the world. It is a game that brings people together, inspires generations and promotes team spirit. FIFA is dedicated to harnessing this power in order to have a positive social impact and address global challenges such as climate change, thereby contributing tangibly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

A. EDUCATE CHILDREN THROUGH FOOTBALL FOR SCHOOLS

Football can have an extraordinary influence on the process of educating children. FIFA’s key contribution to harness the game’s power in order to educate on a global scale will be the full implementation of the Football for Schools Programme, delivered via the FIFA Foundation, offering kids from around the world the opportunity to learn valuable lessons and life skills through football.

B. INSPIRE CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS WITH THE EXAMPLE OF FIFA LEGENDS

Leading by example is a staple in football, and the stars who inspired millions of fans in the past can make a difference as role models for future generations. In partnership with the FIFA Foundation, FIFA will keep involving the FIFA Legends in events and activities to convey positive messages to the football community as a whole and the younger generations in particular.

C. DELIVER SOLUTIONS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE CLIMATE

FIFA is committed to protecting the environment, its biodiversity and the climate. FIFA will reduce its resource consumption, as well as consolidate and further improve its management of environmental risks, obligations and opportunities with the aim of mitigating any negative impacts on the environment.

D. FOSTER DIALOGUE, COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

The implementation of social change is faster and more effective when organisations work together. FIFA has, in recent years, established partnerships with the United Nations and its agencies, such as WHO, UN Women, UNESCO and the WFP, and regional organisations, such as the Council of Europe, the African Union, ASEAN and the AFD. FIFA will keep working closely with international organisations and public authorities to develop a wide range of far-reaching joint programmes and initiatives worldwide.