The Geneva Centre to co-host panel debate on enhancing equal citizenship rights in education

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) will convene, in cooperation with the UNESCO Liaison Office in Geneva, the International Bureau of Education (IBE) - UNESCO and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations Office in Geneva, a panel discussion aimed at reviewing the role of education in enhancing equality of citizenship rights and diversity within communities affected by inter-communal civil strife.

Message of His Royal Highness Prince Hassan bin Talal of the Hachemite Kingdom of Jordan during the 15 March side-event on Islam and Christianity

Message of His Royal Highness Prince Hassan bin Talal of the Hachemite Kingdom of Jordan

Dear friends, distinguished participants,

The peace of God in the world, as it was put in the Brussels Declaration, is essentially what we seek when we speak about the participation of human capital: it is not only the peace of God, but it is also the peace of God’s children that we attempt to build, by speaking of a “levelling”, that is to say, of universal citizenship with universal values shared by all. Let us look at those values for a moment.

The Geneva Centre hosts an advanced training programme for the Emirates Association of Lawyers and Legal Experts

20 March 2017 (GENEVA) – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) is hosting an advanced training programme destined for lawyers and legal professionals from the Emirates Association of Lawyers and Legal Experts.

The training programme entitled “Promotion and Protection of Human Rights: Legal Experts’ Engagement with UN Human Rights Mechanism and Specialized Agencies” will be held at the Geneva Centre’s office from 20 March to 23 March.

Side-event during the 34th UN Human Rights Council session: The great convergence between Islam and Christianity needs to be re-discovered

GENEVA, 16 March 2017 – On the occasion of the 34th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) held a side-event at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) in which representatives from the Muslim and Christian regions of the world were invited to exchange their views on the convergence between Islam and Christianity.

The conference entitled “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working Jointly Towards Equal Citizenship Rights” was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Algeria, Pakistan and Lebanon, as well as the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) that were represented by their respective Ambassadors.

The Geneva Centre organises a side-event regarding the convergence between Islam and Christianity

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“Geneva Centre”) has repeatedly addressed issues related to the rise of xenophobia, extremist violence, racism and discrimination with various partners. In this context, the Geneva Centre organized, in 2016, a series of well-attended conferences on themes related to “Islamophobia and the Implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18: Reaching Out”; “De-radicalization or the Roll-Back of Violent Extremism”, and “Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony”. Notwithstanding the relevance of the topics and the richness of these discussions, some participants pointed out to the Geneva Centre the necessity of broadening the debate to not only include Muslim minorities in Europe, but also to take into account other religious minorities affected by the current environment of tension and incitement to hatred.

The Geneva Centre to hold panel entitled “The Right to Development, 30 years later: achievements, challenges and the way forward”

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, in  cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the UN and other International Organizations in Switzerland, will organitze a panel discussion entitled “The Right to Development, 30 years later: achievements, challenges and the way forward”, which will take  place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 5 December 2016. The discussion will be an opportunity to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development, as well as the 2016 International Human Rights Day.

The Chairman of the Geneva Centre’s Board of Management, H. E. Dr. Hanif Al Qassim, and H. E. Mr. Vaqif Sadiqov, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the UN and other international organizations in Switzerland will deliver inaugural addresses.

The Geneva Centre to hold panel discussion on the theme “Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony”

In the framework of the 33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council

In view of the increasing tension affecting the Islamic community in Western Europe, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, has commissioned Dr. Zidane Meriboute, a renowned Swiss-Algerian intellectual, to write a study entitled “Muslims in Europe: The road to social harmony”. This study, published by the Geneva Centre in September 2016, has been revised by H.E. Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre, and includes a preface by H.E. Dr. Hanif Al Qassim, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Geneva Centre.

De-radicalization or the Roll-Back of Extremist Violence

32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council

On the occasion of the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council, The Geneva Centre on Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue organized, under the auspices of the Permanent Mission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria to the United Nations Office in Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland, a side-event at the UN Office in Geneva entitled: De-radicalization or the Roll-Back of Violent Extremism.

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