17 May 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, represented by Ms. Homeyra Jazairy, participated on 16 May in a commemorative event organized at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on the occasion of the 2018 International Day of Living Together in Peace.
The aim of the event was to celebrate the adoption of Resolution 72/130 by the UN General Assembly on 8 December 2017, of which declared 16 May as the International Day of Living Together in Peace.
The initiative-taker of the International Day of Living Together in Peace, Mr. Sheikh Khaled Bentounes (President of the International Association Sufi Alawiyya), was awarded a prize for his endeavours to promote peace and cooperative relations among peoples.
The award ceremony was attended by, inter alia, UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay and Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences Ms. Nada Al-Nashif as well as the Ambassador of Algeria to France H. E. Ambassador Abdelkader Mesdoua.
The President of the International Association Sufi Alawiyya was invited by Ms. Jazairy to participate as a keynote speaker at the Geneva Centre’s forthcoming World Conference on “Religions, Creeds and/or Other Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights.”
This major international event will be held on 25 June at the United Nations Office at Geneva under the Patronage of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.
The Geneva Centre also joined the celebration of the 2018 International Day of Living Together in Peace. A statement was issued by the Geneva Centre’s Chairman H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim which was published by Inter Press Service and Emirates News Agency.