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Sport Protection in the Middle-East and North Africa

2013-03-18

A high-level meeting to address the issue of sport protection in the Middle-East and North-Africa took place on 17 March 2013 in Doha. The meeting was jointly organised by UNICRI and the ICSS, the not-for-profit organisation specialising in sport safety, security and integrity. UNICRI is the United Nations Institute implementing a worldwide programme on Major Events Security launched in 2002 and backed by the UN ECOSOC Resolution 2006/28.

This programme aims to provide technical assistance and advisory services to policy-makers and practitioners planning major events, with a specific focus on the dissemination of best practices and the development of coordination mechanisms and standards.

The meeting was hosted and opened by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Minister of State for Interior Affairs, and was attended by high-level representatives of the United Nations, the League of Arab States, the European Commission, the Organization of American States, and several governmental authorities from countries around the world.

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