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      10.12.2015 09:00 - in: Charity / CSR S

      Juventus and #HumanRightsDay

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      The club reasserts its stance against racial discrimination in all its forms, and in strong support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948

      On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations approved and ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris. In that same city, on 27 November of this year, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli underlined the club’s duties in fighting racial discrimination in all its forms.

      Juventus celebrates today’s anniversary of the landmark declaration with particular attention to article 7, related to discrimination.

      “All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.”

      It is the spirit of these words, immortalised by the United Nations in the aftermath of the Second World War, that guides the Turin club’s motivation to tackle racism in football.

      The greatest and most recent proof of this has been the Juventus-UNESCO collaboration in producing and presenting the first ever report on racism and discrimination in international football, entitled “Colour? What Colour?” 

      Football is not solely a social activity, whose supporters need to be educated. It also possesses attributes of a powerful educational tool. Its popularity, its accessibility and its simplicity turn each football pitch and stadium into a potential classroom for civic education.

      “Colour? What Colour?”, pp12

      Juve, as stressed by Agnelli, will strive to maximise the reach of and awareness surrounding the themes illustrated in the report with the goal of encouraging other clubs to adopt its values and join in with the open discussion of racism in sport.

      This is the way in which we, as a club, will honour World Human Rights Day and seek to ensure that the values of equality enshrined by the UN’s declaration in 1948 are observed not just today but every day. 

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