”Working with UNODC Member States and in conjunction with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), this partnership with one of the world’s leading experts in sport integrity will provide investigators and prosecutors at the front-line with the right tools and resources to combat match-fixing, as well as organised crime’s growing involvement in sport. Today is an important step forward in the fight to safeguard sport and I would encourage governments, law enforcement agencies, international sports organisations, as well as the public and private sector, to implement the measures that will be developed as part of this partnership with the ICSS.
I would like to acknowledge ICSS for this pioneering initiative. Sport has the unique ability to inspire young and old. Sport is also a powerful platform to build bridges between individuals and communities to promote peace, good values and health, particularly among youth who are exposed to the impact of corruption and organised crime. We look forward to our collaboration
I would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the ICSS for their initiative to promote this import summit.
I have a recent association with ICSS and have I have come to value and understand the tremendous role that they have taken and the very noble mission of this organisation.
This is a defining era for many industries, including sport, and it is essential that all stakeholders, including sport governing bodies, governments, sponsors, as well as policy makers recognise that more consistent and coordinated international effort is required in the field of sport safety, security and integrity. Securing Sport 2015 will provide an important platform for high-level leaders from around the world to discuss the future of sport and I look forward to opening this landmark conference as well as sharing my views about the industry in New York later this year.