ULIS participated in a productive meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. Alongside with other key actors in the field of integrity, ULIS discussed with FIFA the next steps in FIFA’s endeavor to further institutionalize the successful work of the integrity task forces active at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™, FIFA World Cup 2022™, and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. In all these major FIFA events ULIS contributed to the monitoring of the competitions.
The meeting at the Home of FIFA brought together representatives from the core contributors to the recent task forces. These included betting monitoring organizations, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, INTERPOL, the Council of Europe and its Group of Copenhagen, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The ongoing collaboration with FIFA involves the activation of the ULIS network of lottery members and partners. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of information on possible cases of manipulation of sports competitions. Monitoring is one of the pillars of the ULIS services ecosystem, which also focuses on stakeholder engagement, policy making, and education.
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