Consistent with its commitment to uphold the enduring power of sport as a vehicle for unity, opportunity and social change, World Lacrosse is also joining the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) #OneHumanity Campaign.
The announcement was made today by World Lacrosse and the UNAOC.
With this strategic movement, World Lacrosse joins organizations such as the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), the Spanish soccer league La Liga, Spanish football club Atlético Madrid and the International Judo Federation (IJF), among many other international federations, in joining the #OneHumanity Campaign. The campaign will see the participating organizations champion #OneHumanity by demonstrating their commitment to peaceful and inclusive societies through a range of initiatives. In addition, these initiatives and projects will be featured on a dedicated online platform in the future to increase the visibility of this important campaign.
Earlier this month, World Lacrosse President Sue Redfern announced the formation of a Diversity and Opportunity Commission, the members of which will form part of a global Commission for World Lacrosse participating in strategy and policy development and, as appropriate, take the lead for specific projects and communications with an aim of positioning World Lacrosse as a champion for inclusion and diversity across all its activities.
The Diversity and Opportunity Commission will examine how best to reinforce the principles of the #OneHumanity Campaign within World Lacrosse programming through policy, advocacy and education. “World Lacrosse is honored to have been invited to join the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations One Humanity Campaign, and we proudly pledge our participation and support of this important global initiative,” said President Redfern. “The name of this campaign — One Humanity — underscores the unique role sport often plays in uniting our world as one, in a shared commitment to tolerance, peace and understanding.”
About World Lacrosse
World Lacrosse is the international federation for men’s and women’s lacrosse, responsible for providing effective leadership and governance of the sport internationally while supporting the continued growth of lacrosse worldwide. In November 2018, World Lacrosse was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The President of World Lacrosse is Sue Redfern of England.