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    In four new languages, ICESCO and FIFA pay tribute to humanity’s heroes

    3 July 2020

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) launched the unique video where former and current football stars express their thanks and appreciation to healthcare workers for their outstanding work. The video is in Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese while the Russian version is being prepared.

    In this video appearance, which has achieved great success in its first release in Arabic, English and French, male and female football stars, including Pelé, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo, David Beckham, Kaká, Marta, Marco van Basten, Zinédine Zidane, Park Ji-sung, Yaya Touré, Lucy Bronze, Samuel Eto’o, Fabio Cannavaro and many others are warmly applauding healthcare workers in recognition of their work to help citizens and sacrifices to halt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In parallel with the applause, a brief caption expresses gratitude and appreciation to all healthcare workers and professionals around the globe who have become #HumanitysHeroes.

    With the three new languages, the video will be available in six languages, namely Arabic, English, French, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese. It could be watched on:
    while the Russian version is being prepared to reach seven languages. ICESCO and FIFA will also cooperate in the field of culture and sports.

    It is worth noting that, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICESCO has launched several practical initiatives, programmes, and projects to support the global anti-COVID-19 efforts and help Member States overcome its adverse repercussions. The Organization’s effort culminated with the launch of the “Comprehensive Humanitarian Coalition” initiative to help poor and most affected countries by implementing practical projects and field programmes. The Coalition was widely welcomed by many countries, international organizations, and institutions and authorities operating in various fields, including FIFA.

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