FIFA – Fédération Internationale de Football

Agenda:
A: Deliberation upon the format of the 48 team 2026 FIFA World Cup.
B: Deliberation upon the use of Video Assistant Referees.

FIFA was founded in 1904 to oversee international competition among the national associations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Headquartered in Zürich, its membership now comprises 211 national associations. Member countries must each also be members of one of the six regional confederations into which the world is divided: Africa, Asia, Europe, North & Central America and the Caribbean, Oceania, and South America.

Today, FIFA outlines a number of objectives in the organizational Statues, including growing football internationally, providing efforts to ensure football is accessible to everyone and advocating for integrity and fair play. FIFA is responsible for the organization and promotion of football’s major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women’s World Cup which commenced in 1991. Although FIFA does not solely set the rules of football, that being the responsibility of the International Football Association Board of which FIFA is a member, it applies and enforces the rules across all FIFA competitions.

Agenda A Study Guide Agenda B Study Guide Committee Matrix

Daksh Walia

Chairperson

Daksh Walia is an avid debater hailing from the beautiful city of Chandigarh. He has participated in an array of public speaking events ranging from parliamentary and conventional debates to Model UN and other such ventures. He is passionate about economics and philosophy, currently pursuing these two subjects at Ashoka University. He hopes to pursue higher education in one of the two fields and work for social welfare.
Daksh has received multiple awards for his writing skill and likes engaging in all forms of non-fiction writing.

He believes that Model UN is a unique learning opportunity as it expertly combines strong research with quick analysis and is vital to skill developments in these areas. Annoying to him, the activity is also a great opportunity for developing critical thinking. He hopes to utilize his skills efficiently for serving the delegates at this conference.