Call for Participation | Sporting Chance Forum 2023: Are you ready for the future of responsible sport? | December 5–6 2023, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The Sporting Chance Forum (#SCF23) is finally back in-person. On 5 and 6 December, SCF23 will bring all actors in the sport ecosystem together at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to discuss the future of sport and human rights.

SCF23 coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 5th anniversary of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights. We are happy to announce that SCF23 is officially part of the United Nations Human Rights 75, a year-long initiative to commemorate UDHR’s anniversary.

By the end of the year, the UN Human Rights Office will announce global pledges that renew the world’s commitment to and vision for the future of human rights. Sport has much to offer to this conversation. SCF23 will explore innovative strategies and new forms of collective action to advance respect for human rights across the world of sport. As a contribution to the Human Rights 75 initiative, SCF23 will make pledges that will help shape the coming decades of responsible sport.

In 2025, at the next Sporting Chance Forum, we will revisit those pledges, share lessons learned and leverage best practices.


Over two days, SCF23 will feature in-depth discussions on global trends in sport and human rights. These sessions will help participants:


Dive deep into urgent and emergent issues in the world of sport and human rights. Sessions will analyse future scenarios, breakthrough opportunities, and drivers of change, and discuss how to make responsible sport a reality.


Highlight effective forms of cooperation to achieve positive results. Speakers and participants from across the world will build and strengthen connections and coordinate efforts towards high impact collective action.


The future of responsible sport requires concrete commitments to human rights. SCF23 participants will be invited to make their own public commitments to address the most important issues in sport and human rights.

Key Details

Date: 5 – 6 December 2023
Place: The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room (formerly Room XX), UN Human Rights Council, Palais des Nations, Geneva.
Organised by: Centre for Sport and Human Rights
Co-hosts: International Labour Organisation, UN Human Rights Office, United Nations Office at Geneva 

Please note

  • This will be an English-speaking in-person event, with simultaneous translation in both Spanish and French. The forum will also be live streamed via the UN TV YouTube channel.
  • In order to participate in SCF23, participants will access INDICO, the official UN accreditation system, sign up or log in to a personal account, and follow the steps to register.

Join us!

The Sporting Chance Forum 2023 takes place in The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room (formerly Room XX), UN Human Rights Council, Palais des Nations, Geneva. Visit the SCF23 home page. Visit the Centre for Sport and Human Rights home page.

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