The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).
Under the MoU, the organisations will work together to promote the UNAOC’s One Humanity campaign, which calls for solidarity, compassion and unity in the face of discrimination and division.
According to the MoU: "Both parties will work on potential collaborative efforts to reinforce the message of mutual respect, intercultural dialogue and tolerance."
The organisations say they will work together to "draw attention to the importance of recognising by everyone the multicultural global community as one humanity, as well as to support and respect each personality."
Along with the Global Association of International Sports Federations and a host of international federations, FIAS signed up to the One Humanity campaign in December.
The UNAOC was established in 2005 by Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary-general.
Goals included exploring the roots of polarisation between societies and cultures and recommending a practical programme of action to address this issue.
Just after the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March last year, the high representative for the UNAOC Miguel Ángel Moratinos, and the special adviser on the prevention of genocide Adama Dieng, expressed concerns over the increase in stigma, hate speech and hate crimes targeting individuals and groups perceived to be associated with the virus.