UNICEF – Protect Children from Risks in Sport

In July 2010, the United Nations Children’s Fund (“UNICEF”) reported that: “During recent years, however, it has become evident that sport is not always a safe space for children, and that the same types of violence and abuse sometimes found in families and communities can also occur in sport and play programmes. …

On Nov. 20, 2018, declared World Children’s Day, UNICEF released its first-ever youth sports guidelines, in a document called Children’s Rights in Sport Principles

Expectations for Sports Organizations, Educational Institutions, and Coaches:

Commit to Respect and Support the Rights of Children

Consider Balanced Growth of Children through Sports

Protect Children from the Risks of Sports

Protect the Health of Children

Develop Governance System to Protect the Rights of Children

Ensure Understanding and Engagement by Adults Involved with Children and Sports

UNICEF Targets Abuses in Youth Sports Globally

The report mentions Nassar.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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