Kenya to host the Global Goals World Cup tournament ahead of the International Women’s Day

The Royal Danish Embassy, Safaricom, Save the Children, UNDP and Eir-Soccer; partners in this tournament will assemble 24 teams of passionate women to experience the sheer joy of playing soccer and the meaningfulness of taking a stand for the world they want.

Game of Thrones actor and UNDP Goodwill Ambassdor, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, will referee the tournament. The winning team gets a spot in the global final to be held in New York City in September 2017.

“The Danish government is proudly supporting Global Goals World Cup. The 17 global goals, including their recognition of gender equality, are fundamental for our international engagement. It is indeed worth playing for. In Kenya, the Danish government for many years has supported women empowerment, women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights – and it is still a very important focus. I am happy to invite our partners to the tournament, playing for fun, creating awareness for the millions of women and girls in Kenya for whom the fight for their rights is deadly serious,” says Ulla Tørnæs, Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation.