The Azerbaijan State News Agency

SPORTS

UNHCR, AFFA host inclusive mini-football tournament in Baku

UNHCR, AFFA host inclusive mini-football tournament in Baku

Baku, June 11, AZERTAC

The Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Azerbaijan, in collaboration with the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA), will today organize an inclusive mini-football tournament at Sportster Stadium near Koroghlu metro station from 15:30 to 19:15.

This unique event features six teams, including two female teams competing separately, all representing refugee communities, UNHCR, the State Committee for Refugee and IDP Affairs, and the Migration Volunteers.

The tournament is part of the broader World Refugee Day (WRD) celebration, observed annually and globally on 20 June to honor the strength and courage of those forced to flee their homes. This year's mini-football competition aims to promote sports as a means of effectively integrating displaced people into their host communities.

The teams, symbolizing various essential elements of life and the environment, are competing under thematic names: "Fauna," "Flora," "Water," "Wind (Air)," "Energy," and "Universe." These themes align with the 2024 UN Climate Change Conference (COP29) to be held in Baku in November 2024.

UNHCR has been actively involved in the UN Climate Change Conference, advocating for the inclusion of forcibly displaced people to raise awareness about how climate change impacts them. It will continue to support COP29 in Baku.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, protects people forced to flee their homes due to conflict and persecution. Operating in over 130 countries, we protect millions of people by providing life-saving support, safeguarding fundamental human rights, and helping them build a better future.

UNHCR collaborates with FIFA to leverage sports programs to improve the lives of displaced and stateless people, spread awareness on key dates like World Refugee Day, and deliver joint campaigns.

Furthermore, during the 2nd Global Refugee Forum in December 2024, the Azerbaijani Government committed to using sports as a means of inclusion and empowerment for refugees. This dedication highlights the transformative role that sports can play in enhancing the well-being and opportunities of refugee communities.

The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) is the governing body of football in Azerbaijan. AFFA is dedicated to promoting football at all levels and fostering unity and teamwork through various sporting events and initiatives.

This mini-football event underscores the commitment to promoting inclusiveness and fostering unity. It serves as a platform to raise awareness about the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons while celebrating their resilience and contributions to society.

 

Share news on social media

Follow us on social network

Hybrid-format event on decolonization and role of communication held

Azerbaijani wrestlers ready for action in Poland

Baku Initiative Group to continue supporting Kanak people's struggle for independence

ACLU, immigrant rights groups sue to stop Biden border policy

Czech ambassador to Azerbaijan informed about preparations for COP29

NATO's Mobile Training Team conducts course at Azerbaijan Air Force

Italy's premier kicks off G7 summit to discuss global issues, Ukraine, Mideast

AFFA president meets with Fernando Santos

® Kapital Bank participates in Nakhchivan’s first “Career Fair”

Azerbaijani female chess player wins bronze at FIDE World Junior Chess Championships U20

® Silk Way West Airlines successfully transported yaks from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan

Acropolis in Athens closed as Greece bakes in heatwave: What travellers need to know

More than 5,000 migrants killed on perilous journey from North Africa to Spanish coast in January-May 2024

Ombudsperson comments on French government’s biased position against Azerbaijani media representative

At least 40 Indians die in a fire at a building housing foreign workers in Kuwait

England's hospital waiting lists rise to 7.57m

AZANS, Aireon and Metron Aviation collaborate for advanced digital platforms in civil aviation

Paulo Fonseca named AC Milan coach and tasked with challenging Serie A champ Inter

Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation visits National Library of Belarus

Maire representatives visit Baku Higher Oil School

AI must never stand for 'advancing inequality,' says UN chief

Central Bank: $75m worth of demand fully covered at FX auction

Raising of Azerbaijani flag at Khojaly airport in spotlight of Ukrainian media outlets

President Ilham Aliyev attended inauguration of Mud Volcanoes Tourism Complex VIDEO

Fernando Santos signs 3+1 deal with Azerbaijan national team VIDEO

Norway hosts event on preparations for COP29

UK delegation informed about consequences of landmine problem in Azerbaijan’s liberated territories

European countries brace for forest fires in 2024

Azerbaijan Army positions in direction of Nakhchivan subjected to fire VIDEO

Kazan hosts opening ceremony of BRICS Sports Games 2024

Passenger turnover at Baku Airport in May 2024 increased by 36%

Pakistan keen to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan in defence and aviation sectors, says minister

Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC to enter CANSO GreenATM Environmental Accreditation Programme

Oil prices down in world markets

Tatum, Brown help Celtics hold off huge Dallas rally for 106-99 win, 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

Azerbaijani oil price rises in global markets

Caucasian Eagle - 2024 exercise holds solemn closing ceremony

AZPROMO: Azerbaijani products to be available on "Alibaba"

Rafael Nadal to miss Wimbledon to prepare for Paris Olympic Games

Fire outbreaks in five provinces of Türkiye brought under control

Press Council: Incident involving AZERTAC employee on orders of France is an attempt to limit freedom of speech and expression

Initiatives included in COP29 Presidency plan of action presented in Bonn VIDEO

Uzbekistan’s President congratulates participants of Azerbaijan Culture Days in Tashkent

Azerbaijan and Georgia exchange military information experience

® Winners for final draw of Kapital Bank's cash loan lottery announced

Azerbaijan announces its flag bearer for 2024 BRICS Games

Turkmenistan hosts event entitled "Road from Dubai to Baku – Pre-COP29"

President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is convicted of all 3 felonies in federal gun trial

Tobacco, alcohol, processed foods and fossil fuels ‘kill 2.7m a year in Europe’

Spain’s Valencia FC sign Macedonian keeper Stole Dimitrievski

WHO confirms human case of bird flu in India

Another 21 families relocated to Shusha city get house keys

Defense Ministry: Russian peacekeeping contingent fully withdrawn from Azerbaijani territory VIDEO

Azerbaijani wrestlers ready for action in BRICS Sports Games Kazan 2024

AZERTAC strongly condemns French government’s biased position against its journalist

Turkish Airlines adds America's Denver to its global destinations

Delegation of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Associations visits monument to National Leader Heydar Aliyev in Tbilisi

Speaker of Milli Majlis visits Azerbaijani Embassy in Belarus

Caucasian Eagle - 2024 joint exercise ended VIDEO

Azerbaijan, Dubai explore prospects for social cooperation

® Azercell held another event dedicated to ESG

Prime Minister Ali Asadov congratulates PM Mikhail Mishustin on Russia Day

® Kapital Bank continues to uphold “Great Place to Work” title

Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan discuss cultural relations

Azerbaijan appoint Fernando Santos as head coach VIDEO

Each month of past year sees record temperatures: NASA

Jeyhun Bayramov meets with Bulgarian Prime Minister

At least 49 die and 140 are missing after migrant boat sinks off Yemen’s coast, UN agency says

Azerbaijani oil price nears 83 dollars

Oil prices rise in global markets

Environmental sustainability in spotlight at CANSO Global ATM Summit 2024 in Baku

Azerbaijani FM meets with his Ukrainian counterpart

Azerbaijan transfers 21 more families to Shusha VIDEO

Türkiye aims to boost space research capacity

Azerbaijani FM meets with his German counterpart

The Beauty of Diversity exhibition of the National Museum of Montenegro to open at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

Azerbaijan national football team edges Kazakhstan 3:2 in friendly

Azerbaijan, Belarus discuss interparliamentary relations

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister attends Ukraine Recovery Conference

Azerbaijan, Iran to hold tactical exercises

Blinken discusses cease-fire proposal with Palestine premier

Aleksandr Lukashenko: We highly appreciate Azerbaijan`s accomplishments

Azerbaijan, Austria discuss expansion of military relations

Egypt, US agree to intensify efforts to reach cease-fire deal in Gaza

Azerbaijan, Albania discuss expansion of economic cooperation

Mia McKenna-Bruce to lead Netflix Agatha Christie series ‘The Seven Dials Mystery’ with Helena Bonham Carter and Martin Freeman

Kazakhstan, European Commission – European Union explore Trans-Caspian route development

Azerbaijani judokas aim for 'medal rush' in Podcetrtek Senior European Cup 2024

Azerbaijan joins 121st session of UN Tourism's Executive Council

Azerbaijan, Spain’s Indra Sistemas discuss increasing company’s presence in country

Apple leaps into AI with an array of upcoming iPhone features and a ChatGPT deal to smarten up

Azerbaijani join Global Sustainable Development Congress 2024

Coach Giovanni Torchio: We want to challenge Azerbaijan’s best volleyball team

Azerbaijan, Albania discuss COP29 preparations

Top Russian, Turkish diplomats discuss situation in Middle East, Transcaucasia

® Subscription process for 50 Million AZN Kapital Bank bonds completed

Caucasian Eagle - 2024 exercise features Distinguished Visitors Day

Azerbaijan, Kenya discuss prospects for cooperation

Azerbaijan produces 12 million tons of oil in January-May 2024

Azerbaijan’s PM meets with Albanian Deputy Prime Minister