The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) is joining the UN in the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is held annually on 3 December.

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, SIGA’s Global CEO, joins world-renowned experts and leading ambassadors of Accessibility and Inclusion, and will participate in the online summit “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world” on 5 December – 09:00 AM-12:00 PM (EST).

In addition to the participation of its CEO, SIGA will be represented by four of its members and committed supporters, who also have speaking roles in the event:

– Glen Killane, Executive Director, Eurovision Sport

– Mary E. Davies, Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs

– Matt McCann, Co-Founder & CEO, Access Earth

– Preeti Dmello, Global Head of Diversity, TATA Consultancy Services

Macedo de Medeiros will participate in the panel “Innovation for disability inclusive development: sport as an exemplar case”, which will be moderated by Adam Fraser, Chief Executive, Laureus. The speakers group is also composed of the following high-level experts:

  • David Evangelista, President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia and Senior Advisor, International Development, Special Olympics, Inc.
  • Glen Killane, Eurovision Sport
  • Isabelle Picco, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Principality of Monaco to the United Nations, Co-Chair of the Group of Friends of Sport for Development and Peace
  • Jamal Hill: my story
  • Markova Concepción, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations
  • Preeti Dmello, Global Head of Diversity, TATA Consultancy Services

The mistress of Ceremony for the Summit is Daniela Bas, Director Division of Inclusive Social Development/UN, whose participation in Sport Integrity Week 2022 can be retrieved below.

More info about the summit online:

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Official Programme

This topic is a key component of SIGA’s reform agenda in the field of Good Governance in Sport to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the composition of the board of sports organisations. SIGA recently led by example and changed its Constitution to stipulate gender equity in its Council and established a specific Standing Committee on Gender, Race, Inclusion and Diversity to tackle all threats regarding any kind of discrimination in Sport.

During #SIW2022 SIGA announced the inception of the GRID Awards and promoted discussion on the topic.



SIGA is the world´s leading organisation for Sports Integrity. Supported by more than 200 international multi-industry supporters, we are creating a whole new landscape for the global sports industry by promoting the implementation of the highest integrity standards and delivering independent global rating and certification for Sport.

Funded by its members, SIGA is the only organisation to bring together all key stakeholder groups – Sport, Government, International Organisations, Global Business and Civil Society – from every region in the world, around one critical, fundamental Cause: to foster greater Integrity throughout Sport.

SIGA is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, as a non for profit association, funded by its members, and comprises of the following continental subsidiaries: SIGA AMERICA, SIGA EUROPE and SIGA LATIN AMERICA.

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