The Council of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation welcomes Ms Elda Moreno as a new member. A human rights lawyer specialised in children’s rights and change management, Ms Moreno will bring additional expertise for the implementation of the Foundation’s new strategic framework Gymnasts 2028.
Elda Moreno is a staff member of the Council of Europe. As Head of the Children's Rights and Sport Values Department she focused on embedding human rights and safeguarding in sport’s governance and operations, working with both governments and sport organisations. Previously, she also led the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children. Currently taking a two‑year sabbatical from the Council of Europe, Moreno is lecturing at the Bayonne University (France) and consulting governments, foundations and sport organisations.
The Foundation’s President, Micheline Calmy-Rey, said:
“Elda Moreno is a great addition to our Council and will provide invaluable experience for the implementation of international child rights and human rights standards in gymnastics, in line with the aspirations of Gymnasts 2028. Such relevant standards must be adhered to in the sport’s rules, regulations, policies, procedures and practices to deliver welcoming, inclusive and transformational experiences and safe environments.”
Priority 5 of Gymnasts 2028 is dedicated to the Foundation’s contribution to human rights, health and wellbeing, and sustainable development initiatives.
Commenting on her appointment, Elda Moreno said:
“The Gymnastics Ethics Foundation's vision very much resonates with my own values as a global advocate for human rights and the fight against violence. By joining its Council, I am looking forward to supporting the Foundation in delivering on its human rights objectives and in further engaging with victims and survivors of abuse.”
Elda Moreno will take up her role with immediate effect.