Excitement is building ahead of the 2019-20 Premier League season and the date has been set for the Community Shield – English football’s traditional campaign curtain-raiser.The Community Shield usually involves some of the country’s biggest teams and it gives fans a chance to get a first glimpse of how their teams are shaping up heading into the new term.There is an inevitable intrigue around new signings as they settle in to new surroundings and the game can sometimes set the tone for the upcoming season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ahead of the game, Goal brings you everything you need to know, including which teams are involved, ticket information, venue and more.Which teams are in the 2019 Community Shield? The 2019 Community Shield will be contested by Liverpool and Manchester City.Pep Guardiola’s City, who won the 2018 edition, booked their place in the curtain-raiser event by virtue of winning the 2018-19 Premier League.Ordinarily, the other team in the Community Shield is the winner of the FA Cup, but since City won that too, the team which finished second in the league – in this case Liverpool – is drafted in.This will be Liverpool’s 22nd appearance in the Community Shield as they seek their 16th victory and it will be Man City’s 12th appearance as they attempt to add to their five titles.Community Shield ticketsTicket allocations have yet to be finalised, but the indications are that both teams will receive somewhere in the region of 28,000 tickets each.Tickets will be distributed directly via the clubs, so it is advised that supporters check the website of the team they support.Liverpool Click here for Liverpool ticket informationMan City Click here for Man City ticket informationClub Wembley members will also be able to avail themselves of tickets, with the Community Shield being one of the events included in the membership package.Where will the 2019 Community Shield take place?The Community Shield will take place at London’s Wembley Stadium, which has become the traditional venue for English football’s showpiece matches.The game has been played at the redeveloped Wembley since 2007, regularly attracting crowds of over 80,000.In 2012, however, the Community Shield was played at Villa Park in Birmingham due to the fact that Wembley was involved in the hosting of the 2012 Olympics.When will the 2019 Community Shield take place? Date Match Kick-off time Venue August 4, 2019 Liverpool vs Man City 3pm BST / 10am ET Wembley Stadium, London The 2019 Community Shield will be played on Sunday, August 4. It is scheduled for a 3pm BST (10am ET) kick-off.For both teams, the game will serve as a final warm-up match for the new season, which gets under way on August 9 for Liverpool, who play Norwich City, with Man City kicking off against West Ham on August 10.Liverpool’s pre-season tour will already have brought them to the United States, Scotland and Switzerland, while City’s preparations take place on the other side of the planet in China and Japan. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
14 May 2007More than 2,500 indigenous representatives from all regions of the world are gathering at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the two-week session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to focus on issues related to lands, territories and natural resources. These matters are widely viewed as central to indigenous peoples’ efforts to gain recognition for their rights. “With the increasing desire of States for more economic growth, senseless exploitation of indigenous peoples’ territories and resources continues unabated,” said Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum, which will meet from 14 to 25 May. Addressing the opening session, General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa said the Permanent Forum “has been the source of thought-provoking dialogue and has produced concrete recommendations.”At the same time, she cautioned that much remains to be done. “Indigenous peoples continue to face marginalization, extreme poverty and other human rights violations,” she said. “They are often dragged into conflicts and land disputes that threaten their way of life and very survival. Indigenous peoples also suffer from a lack of access to health care, and education.”But she cautioned against casting indigenous peoples as victims. “They are a dynamic collection of communities,” she said. “Their knowledge, culture and environmentalism offer lessons that all of us can learn from.”Sheikha Haya, who has held many meetings with Member States, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and representatives of indigenous peoples, said: “As President of the General Assembly, I would like to assure you of my continued commitment to reach a common ground.”Last year, the General Assembly deferred action on the proposed UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which had been endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council.Drafted and debated for over two decades, the Declaration emphasizes the rights of indigenous peoples to maintain and strengthen their own institutions, cultures and traditions and to pursue their development in keeping with their own needs and aspirations.Essentially, the Declaration outlaws discrimination against indigenous peoples, promotes their full and effective participation in all matters that concern them, as well as their right to remain distinct and to pursue their own visions of economic and social development.Speaking to reporters today at a press conference, several officials associated with the Forum emphasized that breaking the stalemate on the Declaration is essential.Asked about next moves in the process, Ms. Tauli-Corpuz voiced strong opposition to any re-opening of the text. “African governments wanted, with the help of Canada and the New Zealanders, to create a working group to discuss again the Declaration which of course the co-sponsors of the Declaration and indigenous peoples totally rejected, because we cannot have another 20 years to discuss the Declaration again.”She said these governments were putting forward amendments but warned against this approach. “It’s untenable to have a mongrel declaration that would be subjected to voting.”The majority of the world’s remaining natural resources – minerals, freshwater, potential energy sources and more – are found within indigenous peoples’ territories, she said. Access to and ownership and development of these resources remain contentious.Recent decades have seen some progress in the area of legal recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights to the protection and control of their lands, territories and natural resources, but in practical terms, this has not always translated into action.Threats to indigenous peoples’ lands and territories include such things as mineral extraction, logging, environmental contamination, privatization and development projects, the classification of lands as protected areas or game reserves, the use of genetically modified seeds and technology, and monoculture cash crop production.Estimates point to more than 370 million indigenous peoples in some 70 countries worldwide. While they are from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds, they generally suffer from similar problems, such as lack of basic health care, limited access to education, loss of control over land, abject poverty, displacement, human rights violations and economic and social marginalization.The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was established by the UN Economic and Social Council in July 2000. It is composed of 16 independent experts, functioning in their personal capacity. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) appoints the members, eight of whom are nominated by governments and eight nominated directly by indigenous organizations in their regions. Efforts to highlight indigenous issues at an international, intergovernmental level started in 1923 when Chief Deskaheh of the Cayuga Nation went to Geneva to speak to the League of Nations – the UN’s predecessor – and defend the right of his nation to live on their land under their own laws and faith. The Maori leader Ratana made the same journey to Geneva in 1924 to plead the case of his peoples. Even though they were not allowed to speak at the League of Nations, their vision nourished the generations that followed.The participation of indigenous peoples in discussions and programmes that impact on them is a top priority of the Permanent Forum. A Trust Fund for the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People has been established to fund small grants projects that focus on culture, education, health, human rights, the environment, and social and economic development by and for indigenous peoples.
“We commend the commitments made at the High-Level Partnership Forum to deliver a transparent and inclusive electoral process in 2016, to strengthen security and to accelerate the delivery of concrete results to the people of Somalia,” they said in a joint press statement issued today.The statement by the UN, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom, follows the two-day forum held in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, last week.Co-hosted by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, the forum reviewed the country’s progress in political, security and economic sectors.The press statement noted that the commitment to immediately start a national consultation to agree on an electoral process for a timely transfer of public office in 2016 is a positive step.“We also agree that the 2016 electoral process, based on inclusive consultations in the coming months, must represent an improvement on the 2012 process and be a steppingstone toward universal ‘one person, one vote’ elections,” it added.Somalia’s international partners will follow progress closely and will make decisive efforts to help the people of the country meet these deadlines.“Most immediately, we welcome the commitment to finalise by 15 August a detailed action plan for the national consultations on the 2016 electoral process,” said the statement, adding that such a plan should reflect the views of all stakeholders, in particular the Federal Parliament and the authorities in all the regional administrations.“We urge all parties to engage seriously and urgently in finalizing this work and then to play a full role in the national consultative process.”“Somalia’s international partners stated their resolve to the timely implementation of the commitments taken and agreements reached and to continue to support the goal of a united, federal and democratic Somalia, at peace with itself and the rest of the world,” said the statement.Last week, the Security Council authorized the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of AMISOM until 30 May 2016, and extended the mandate of the UN Special Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 30 March 2016, underlining the importance of both missions strengthening their relationship to ensure support for the country’s political process.