Geneva Centre Executive Director meets the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in private audience

14 February 2018, GENEVA – In the wake of the Al-Azhar sponsored international conference on the situation in Jerusalem held from 17 to 18 January 2018 in Cairo, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) Ambassador Idriss Jazairy was received in a private audience by the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar His Eminence Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb.

The Geneva Centre organizes a panel discussion to inaugurate its exhibition “Veiling/Unveiling: The Headscarf in Christianity, Islam and Judaism”, a side-event to the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council

13 February 2018, GENEVA - The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva, is organizing an exhibition and a panel discussion on the theme “Veiling/Unveiling: The Headscarf in Christianity, Islam and Judaism”.

UPDATE: Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development signs 2017 Geneva Declaration

13 February 2018, GENEVA – Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development – an NGO based in Jordan specialized in the empowerment of marginalized groups trough the advancement of human rights, good governance and the rule of law – has signed and endorsed the 2017 Geneva Declaration entitled “Mobility and human solidarity, a challenge and an opportunity for Europe and the MENA region”. The CEO of the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development Ms. Samar Muhareb has become the 15th co-signatory of the Declaration.

A delegation of human rights practitioners and students from Saudi Arabia visits the Geneva Centre as part of a Knowledge and Cultural Exchange program organized by the Saudi firm Direction Corporate Social Responsibility

24 January 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue welcomed today a group of human rights practitioners, academics, government officials and students from the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia at its premises.

UPDATE: University for Peace signs Geneva Declaration entitled “Mobility and human solidarity, a challenge and an opportunity for Europe and the MENA region”

23 January 2018, GENEVA – The University for Peace - represented by Prof. Dr. Negoslav P. Ostojić, the Executive Director of the European Centre for Peace and Development – has signed the 2017 Geneva Declaration entitled “Mobility and human solidarity, a challenge and an opportunity for Europe and the MENA region”.

22 January panel debate to the 29th session of the UPR Working Group: Women's empowerment and gender equality in the UAE

19 January 2018, GENEVA - In the context of the 29th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue would like to draw your attention to the following side-event organized by the General Women’s Union - United Arab Emirates, with the support of the Geneva Centre, which will take place on 22 January 2018, from 11:00 to 12:30, in Room XXIV at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Geneva Centre Executive Director: “The situation in Jerusalem is a textbook case of multi-faceted and cross-cutting violations of human rights”

19 January 2018, GENEVA – During a speech at the Al-Azhar conference in Cairo on the situation in Jerusalem, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Ambassador Idriss Jazairy appealed to the international community, and in particular the Arabic and Muslim community, to join forces and act in concert in order to halt the violations of Palestinians’ human rights.”

UAE Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood to organize on 23 January a panel discussion entitled “Supporting Children’s Rights” during 29th session of the UPR Working Group

In the context of the 29th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue would like to draw your attention to the following side-event organized by the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood of the United Arab Emirates, which will take place on 23 January 2018, from 11:00 to 12:30, in Room XXIV at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. For further information kindly see the official invitation below:

Webster University and Citizens United Switzerland join coalition of civil society actors and specialists on the migrant and refugee crisis by signing the 2017 Geneva Declaration

15 January 2018, GENEVA – Webster University in Geneva represented by Dr. Oreste Foppiani - Head of the Department of International Relations and Associate Professor of International History & Politics – and the Founder and President of Citizens United Switzerland – Ms Ngoneh Panneh - have today signed the 2017 Geneva Declaration entitled “Mobility and human solidarity, a challenge and an opportunity for Europe and the MENA region.”

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre to attend Al-Azhar conference in Cairo on the situation in Jerusalem

15 January 2018, GENEVA – The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Ambassador Idriss Jazairy will participate and address the adverse human rights impacts of the worsening situation in Al-Quds / East Jerusalem.

The conference will be held at the Al-Azhar International Conference Center in Cairo (Egypt) from 17 to 18 January 2018. It will be arranged under the joint auspices of the Council of Muslim Elders and Al-Azhar.

Civil society organizations and specialists pledge to address the plight of people on the move in Europe and the MENA region through the adoption of a Geneva Declaration

11 January 2018, GENEVA – In response to the protracted migrant and refugee crisis that has affected primarily Europe and the MENA region, a coalition of international organizations took the initiative to adopt the 2017 Geneva Declaration entitled “Mobility and human solidarity, a challenge and an opportunity for Europe and the MENA region” pledging increased cooperation between decision-makers to address the adverse impact of the crisis.

Gulf News: Geneva rights centre issues annual report for 2017

Centre expanding its partnerships with prominent international missions and organisations

Geneva, Switzerland: Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and the Global Dialogue has achieved significant success in hosting diverse activities in 2017, according to its annual report and activities released in Geneva on Saturday.

These achievements culminated in 2017 by granting the United Nations Economic and Social Council the status of “Consultative Status” for the Geneva Centre for Human Rights and the Global Dialogue.

Dr. Al Qassim: “It is our moral responsibility to stand in solidarity with the Rohingya minority in Myanmar”

20 December 2017, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 2017 International Day of Human Solidarity observed on 20 December, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim calls for peace for and human solidarity with, the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

The Geneva Centre’s Chairman emphasized that the forcible expulsion of more than 600,000 Rohingya from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh has contributed to aggravate the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in Rakhine State.

Dr. Al Qassim: “The promotion of Arabic language and culture is key to enhance cultural diversity and promote peaceful relations between peoples“

18 December 2017, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 2017 World Arabic Language Day, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim stated that the increased use of Arabic language worldwide is key to build bridges between peoples and to enhancing intercultural understanding between Arabs and non-Arabs.

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