LaLiga signed a partnership agreement with the International Organization for Migration (OIM) in Egypt to tackle racism and discrimination in sports on Thursday.
The signing occurred on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
LaLiga Delegate in Egypt، Juan Fernandez، Head of IOM in Egypt Laurent de Boeck and Deputy Minister of Sports of Egypt Dr. Omar Haddad participated at the signing ceremony in Cairo.
Laliga and IOM are working together to eradicate elimination and discrimination.
A large number of countries' Ambassadors in Egypt have attended the event as well as some senior officials of the UN and many other sports personalities.
In conjunction with World Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination، Laliga and the IOM have committed to continuing to work together to eliminate racial behavior in general and in football in particular.
Laliga will contribute to the implementation of the Global Program for Sustainable Development and the 2030 Agenda، including the fight against gender discrimination.
"We are pleased to cooperate with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on this agreement، which is an important step to help raise awareness about our community role،" Juan Fernandez said.
Fernandez said during the conference that players from more than 50 countries are playing in LaLiga، which made the Spanish competition already global.
In his speech، Fernandez presented a short film on how LaLiga is dealing with the education process for children in Spanish schools about the noble values that must top the football competition and how to combat racism in stadiums.
"We have a strong investigation system and no tolerance or complacency with any racist situation in the Spanish stadiums،" he added.
"There is no doubt that football is a tool that can help us to achieve our goals، since it is a leading sport to which everyone pays attention،" said Laurent De Boeck، IOM Egypt’s Chief of Mission.
"Professional football is a sport which involves a significant number of players moving between countries، and all players who come from outside Spain are migrants. That is why partnering with IOM is important and necessary to raise awareness on migration، discrimination and trafficking in sports،" added Juan Fuentes، LaLiga’s delegate to Egypt.
Through this agreement LaLiga and IOM will contribute to the Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy: Vision 2030، by supporting the social justice pillar. The partnership will also be in line with Sustainable Development Goals، namely Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities، Goal 16: Peace، Justice and Strong Institutions and Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals.