12 September 2017, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue is participating in the 2017 Quai Wilson photo exhibition organized by Green Cross International. The Quai Wilson photo exhibition is an initiative launched by the Republic and the Canton of Geneva enabling leading organizations to profile their activities at Geneva’s famous lakeside promenade commonly known as the Quai Wilson
The photo exhibition was officially inaugurated on 4 September and will last until 30 September 2017.
The theme for the 2017 photo exhibition is the “Future We Want” which depicts the most pressing challenges related to the promotion of sustainable development. The “Future We Want” idea was born during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – also referred to as Rio+ 20 – held from 20 to 22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.
The Geneva Centre’s panel portrays the Centre’s efforts to promote a value-driven human rights system and to act as a platform for dialogue between a variety of stakeholders involved in the promotion and protection of human rights.
Other renowned organizations are also showcasing their panels during the exhibition which includes the following contributing partners: Green Cross International, the International Organization for Migration, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, the World Council of Churches, Solar Impulse, SWISSAID, the International Organization for Standardization, Local Governments for Sustainability, Blue Solutions, Race For Water, Forests For All Forever and The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Chairman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim stated that the 2017 Quai Wilson Photo Exhibition “is aligned with the vision of the Geneva Centre to act as a platform to promote mutual understanding and cooperative relations between people and to build bridges between the Global North and the Global South. The ability to profile the Centre’s activities – together with world-renowned organizations – is a key opportunity for the Centre to raise awareness of its efforts to promote a value-driven human rights system to the public in the West.”