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.

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.

Geneva Centre to hold panel discussion on Islamophobia

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 on Combatting intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against, persons based on religion or belief, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “Geneva Centre”) will convene, with the support of the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United Nations, a panel discussion aimed at analysing opportunities and challenges ahead for the fight against the scourge of Islamophobia.

The Geneva Centre to Host a Panel Discussion on the Occasion of the International Day of the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the UNESCO Liaison office in Geneva, will organise a panel discussion on the occasion of the international day of the remembrance of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. The panel is entitled: “The International Day of the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: an opportunity to fight racism and prejudice”.

Geneva Centre to Host Panel Discussion on Migration

In order to mark the 2015 Human Rights Day and International Migrants Day, the Geneva Centre, in collaboration with Union des Nations pour l’Enseignement, la Science Universelle et les Droits de l’Homme, will host a panel discussion on the migrant crisis currently affecting the Mediterranean region and the European continent more generally. The panel discussion, entitled The Current Migrant Crisis: an Aftermath of the Arab Spring?, will take place on 11th December 2015, from 10:00 to 13:00, at Palais des Nations (Room VIII).