Resolution J5822-2013

Commemorating the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil



  • Jun 17, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 12, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the  2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil,
taking place June 12-July 13, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body, in keeping  with  its
time-honored  traditions,  to  recognize and pay tribute to those events
which bring the world together and foster national pride; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to this concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body if justly  proud  to  commem-
orate the playing of the 20th FIFA World Cup in Brazil; and
  WHEREAS,  The  quadrennial  FIFA  World  Cup  is  an event which draws
hundreds of millions of viewers  from  across  the  globe  and  inspires
nations to join together in common interest; and
  WHEREAS,  The  nation  of  Brazil, winner of five past World Cups, the
most of any nation, will play host to the 2014 World Cup which  will  be
played between the 12th of June and the 13th of July, 2014; and
  WHEREAS,  Thirty-two nations from all six inhabited continents will be
represented and vying for the title of World Champions; and
  WHEREAS, The popularity of world football in the United States and New
York has continued to grow at a rapid pace; and
  WHEREAS, In keeping with New York's status  as  a  true  national  and
cultural  melting  pot,  the  2014  World  Cup is of special and abiding
interest to our diverse population; and
  WHEREAS, Outside of Brazil there is no more fitting a place  than  New
York  to experience the passion and pride that only the world's game can
stir in the hearts of fans and non-fans alike; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil commencing on Thursday, June
12, 2014.


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