- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Immigrants & Refugees
- Justice & Legal
- Sports & Recreation
LocationChemin Jean-Baptiste Vandelle, 3A2nd FloorVersoix, Geneve 1290Switzerland Switzerland
Human trafficking is a global problem, with approximately 25-30 million people forced into various forms of modern slavery. It exists in all sectors, including in the sport industry, where the victims are often lured by false representations made by fake agents with promises of life-changing opportunities abroad at professional sport clubs.
Why is it important?
Trafficking in persons remains the fastest growing crime in the world, resulting in serious breaches of human rights. It is a threat to security, peace, and development. Its victims are the victims of the soci o -economic dynamism of labour migration. Its victims are young people who should be the future of a continent.
What is Mission 89?
Mission 89 is a research, education, and advocacy organization inspired by the 1989 United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, FIFA’s Article 19 intended to protect the commercial movement of footballers under the age of 18, and the International Olympic Committee principles prohibiting the exploitation of young athletes and ensuring they are protected from unscrupulous recruiters and agents.