President Webb receives a plaque of recognition from Jan Hellman, co-founder of the Non-Violence Project, on November 13 in Mexico City.
CONCACAF and its President Jeffrey Webb, who also leads the FIFA Anti-Racism and Discrimination Task Force, were recognized by the global organization The Non - Violence Project (NVP) during the Mexico vs. New Zealand match at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on November 13. NVP named the Confederation’s Embrace Diversity campaign against discrimination as the best campaign of 2013 due to the results achieved, the quality of the message and the impact on fans. The organization also hailed the safety inside stadiums across the CONCACAF region.
Launched on July 7, 2013, Embrace Diversity is a regional initiative that was created to provide a strong voice, recognition, effective and influential movement to promote integration in the football community and society alike.
NVP is a global organization which aims to reduce violence in society and demonstrate how to resolve conflicts without violence. For over 30 years, with the recognition of the United Nations, the project has been active on all five continents with educational programs and initiatives such as "Football for Peace", which uses sport as a tool to promote and advocate for issues of peace, non-violence and nondiscrimination.
For more information on the Embrace Diversity campaign, please click here.