January 18 – The Norwegian football executive who rose to global acclaim when she got to her feet at the 2022 FIFA Congress to highlight the plight of migrant workers in Qatar, says she is still waiting for FIFA’s promised report into their treatment.
Lise Klaveness wrote to FIFA a year ago calling for an inquest into the legacy left by the World Cup specifically in relation to migrant workers.
In response FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, commissioned a report from the organisation’s human rights and social responsibility subcommittee.
But Klaveness says it has still not been published.
“My impression, not through direct channels but the word on the ground, was that it should be ready around Christmas and it was not,” she told The Guardian newspaper.
“So we are now a bit [further on] and more impatiently waiting for it. It’s one year after the World Cup, it should come now.
“I think it’s due. It’s very important that it’s transparent and now we don’t really know when it’s coming or how it will come. I think it would be an advantage if FIFA used this process to deal with what is part of the problem, to be predictable and transparent because that is part of the job now, to make a transparent report.”
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