Enhancing Global Dialogue

The Geneva Centre aims to enhance global dialogue between different stakeholders located in the Global South and Global North. 

We regularly organize conferences, panel discussions and side-events aiming at bringing together a variety of stakeholders such as the United Nations, intergovernmental organizations, governments, civil society, academia, independent human rights actors, the private sector and the public to discuss topics of global importance.

Directing Research

The Geneva Centre is committed to conducting research that is truly independence and provides insights about human rights in the Arab region and to examining multiple viewpoints on human rights issues. The Geneva Centre’s research policy is needs directed. We aim to focus our research efforts where they were most valuable, and tried to identify areas where existing mechanisms are not equipped to promote, protect, or respect human rights.

Raising Awareness

Human rights should be essential drivers of national policy in every nation in the world. At the Geneva Centre, we recognise that increased awareness about the importance of human rights is the first and most important step we can take in this direction.

To this end, we collaborate with relevant actors to hold exhibitions and other cultural events and we develop specific communication strategies aimed at raising awareness about human rights.

Capacity Building

The Geneva Centre focusses its capacity building efforts on government officials, national human rights institutions, journalists and other civil society representatives.

We work with independent human rights experts to develop targeted capacity building programmes to enable these groups to optimally participate in existing human rights mechanisms, which can be challenging for non-experts and those outside of the United Nations system.