The Geneva Centre acts as a platform for dialogue between a large variety of parties involved in the promotion and protection of human rights.

Our conferences, symposia, and workshops are unique in bringing together the United Nations, intergovernmental organisations, governments, and civil society with academia, independent human rights mechanisms, the private sector and the public.

By combining the interests of such different groups, we hope to encourage a form of global communication that goes beyond existing human rights frameworks and is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

Our events address the most pressing human rights issues on a thematic and country-specific level, and are aligned with the United Nations human rights agenda, the priorities of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the work of the United Nations treaty bodies and special procedures mandate holders.