‘Respect for the other’ lies at the heart of peace education, say panelists at UN debate

GENEVA, 10 December 2018 - Respect for the other lies at the heart of peace education and was a key thread through a  debate entitled “Education for Peace in a multi-religious world”. It was held on the 2018 World Human Rights Day at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the World Council of Churches held the debate on 10 December on the impact of peace education to promote mutual understanding and cooperative relations between people and societies.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: Education promotes unity in diversity and contributes to the enhancement of human rights

10 December 2018, GENEVA – Peace education is a vector for the promotion of unity and contributes to the enhancement of human rights, said the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, HE Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, in his statement commemorating the 2018 International Human Rights Day observed annually on 10 December.  

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre meets with the Founder and Director of the Geneva Academy for Peace and Mediation

05 December 2018, GENEVA – A meeting between the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and the Founder and Director of the Geneva Academy for Peace and Mediation Ms. Sibylle Rupprecht was organized on 4 December, at the premises of the Geneva Centre, to discuss long-term partnership opportunities between both organizations.

The Geneva Centre participates in the sixth round of informal consultations on the long-term efficiency of the work of the UN Human Rights Council

3 December 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to participate in the sixth informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the HRC. The one-day consultation session was held on 30 November 2018 at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

The Geneva Centre participates in the fifth round of informal consultations on the long-term efficiency of the work of the UN Human Rights Council

30 November 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to participate in the fifth informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the HRC. The one-day consultation session was held on 29 November 2018 at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). Permanent Missions, national institutions, international organizations, NGOs and human rights bodies were present at the informal consultative session.

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre: Israel’s de facto annexation of East Jerusalem violates the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination

29 November 2018, GENEVA – In observation of the 2018 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy appealed to the international community to express solidarity to the endeavours of the Palestinian people to exercise their right to self-determination. 

The Geneva Centre reiterates the importance of eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls for the achievement of gender equality

25 November 2018, GENEVA – On the occasion of the observance of the 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue reiterates the urgent need to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, as a sine qua non condition for the achievement of gender equality worldwide.

The Geneva Centre participates in the fourth round of informal consultations on the long-term efficiency of the work of the UN Human Rights Council

16 November 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to participate in the fourth informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the HRC. The one-day consultation session was held on 15 November 2018 at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). Permanent Missions, national institutions, international organizations, NGOs and human rights bodies were present at the informal consultative session.

2018 World Tolerance Day: Executive Director of the Geneva Centre appeals to decision-makers to sign and endorse 2018 World Conference outcome declaration

GENEVA, Nov 16 2018 (Geneva Centre) - On the occasion of the 2018 World Tolerance Day, the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy has called upon decision-makers worldwide to sign and endorse the declaration “Moving towards greater spiritual convergence worldwide in support of equal citizenship rights.”

The Geneva Centre and World Council of Churches to organize on 10 December a panel debate on Education for Peace

08 November 2018, GENEVA – A panel debate will be organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue – a think tank holding special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council – and the World Council of Churches on the impact of peace education to promote mutual understanding and cooperative relations between people and societies.

European Centre for Peace and Development – UN University for Peace adopts resolution endorsing the Declaration on “Moving Towards Greater Spiritual Convergence Worldwide in Support of Equal Citizenship Rights”

31 October 2018, GENEVA – At the XIV International Conference on “A New Human Concept for Security” held on 26 October 2018 in Belgrade by the European Centre for Peace and Development – UN University for Peace, a resolution was unanimously adopted by the participants endorsing the Declaration “Moving Towards Greater Spiritual Convergence Worldwide in Support of Equal Citizenship Rights.

Geneva Centre Executive Director: Upcoming generations can lift the Arab region out of its current crisis

30 October 2018, GENEVA - Anger among youth in the Arab region is coupled with a perceived sense of powerlessness which leads it to become detached from current affairs, says Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, at the European Centre for Peace Development 6th Global Youth Forum held in Belgrade.

Geneva Centre Executive Director: We must unmask the greatest scam of the century through the promotion of equal citizenship rights

30 October 2018, GENEVA - Security cannot be achieved by reactivating the armament race and an environment of tension and division, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, said during the “A New Human Concept of Security” conference organized by the European Centre for Peace and Development in Belgrade.

“The UN has promoted peace and justice to every corner of the world,” says the Geneva Centre’s Chairman

24 October 2018, GENEVA - In commemoration of the 2018 United Nations Day, observed annually on 24 October, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue HE Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim said that the United Nations Day is an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of this unique organization that has gone beyond maintaining world peace, promoting human rights and social progress.

The Geneva Centre participates in the third round of informal consultations on the long-term efficiency of the work of the UN Human Rights Council

04 October 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council to participate in the third round of informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The one-day consultation session was held on 04 October 2018 at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). Permanent Missions, national institutions, international organizations, NGOs and human rights bodies were present at the informal consultative session.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: World Conference outcome declaration contributes to the realization of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

21 September 2018, GENEVA – The World Conference outcome declaration entitled “Moving towards greater spiritual convergence worldwide in support of equal citizenship rights” reaffirms its commitment to the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights (hereinafter “UDHR”) to promote peace, mutual respect and understanding across civilizations, cultures and generations, Dr. Al Qassim said on the occasion of the 2018 World Day for Peace.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: South-South cooperation brings peace and stability to the Global South

12 September 2018, GENEVA – Enhanced South-South cooperation is key to addressing instability and armed conflict as well as to bringing peace and stability to the Global South, says the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim on the occasion of the 2018 International Day for South-South Cooperation.

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