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International Safeguards for Children in Sport

Aug 6, 2020 11:00 AM in London

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Elda Moreno
Head of the Children’s Rights and Sport Values Department @Council of Europe
Elda Moreno is the Head of Children’s Rights and Sport Values Department at the Council of Europe. She is responsible for the European programmes for the protection of children’s rights, the promotion of human rights in and through sports as well as for the fight against doping, match fixing and violence in sport. Elda Moreno designed and coordinated the Council of Europe Programme “Building a Europe for and with Children”, participating in the development and promotion of European treaties, policies, campaigns and strategies to prevent and respond to violence against children and women, to achieve gender equality and combat trafficking in human beings. From 2014 to 2016, she was the Director of the Office of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children in NY. More information: www.coe.int/sport www.starttotalk.org www.coe.int/children
Liz Twyford
Sports Programmes Specialist @UNICEF UK
Liz Twyford has worked for Unicef UK for over 11 years, in a role focused on protecting and promoting children’s rights in, around, and through sport. She has been involved in supporting the delivery and evaluation of International Inspirational, the international social legacy programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the development of Unicef UK’s partnership with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and the founding and coordination of the International Safeguarding Children in Sport initiative. She is also a member of FIFA’s Child Safeguarding Expert Working Group. Prior to joining UNICEF, Liz spent many years in the development field, living and working for more than 2 years in Bhutan where she supported Save the Children’s community sport work, and for a year in Cameroon, supporting sport for development programmes in the Northwest province. She has worked in more than 15 countries over the past 10 years, with a focus on supporting community mobilisation, sport
Aaron P. Smith
Young Ambassador @N.I. Commonwealth Games Council
For four years, I have been involved within the Department for Communities: Young Ambassador Programme. This is a cross-community effort which aims to connect the young people of Belfast, regardless of their political or religious affiliation, within our post-conflict society. Throughout this programme, I have been trained to deliver workshops and training to other young people, to help them to safeguard themselves. As a result, I have travelled internationally, representing a number of organisations to provide a voice for young people in issues that directly affect them. I have delivered safeguarding training to other young people from Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Slovenia, Poland, Switzerland and Czechia. Between March and September 2019, I co-designed a declaration on sport and human rights with the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council, which I then delivered at the Commonwealth Games General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda. This was the first-time young people had been invited.