At a UN conference, UAE policy concerning access to justice is seen as a shining expression of item 16.3 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on the rule of law

20 March 2018, GENEVA – Initiatives implemented by the government of the United Arab Emirates to enhance access to justice for foreign workers have brought positive results and could be replicated on a broader basis in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. These were the conclusions drawn by labour law experts who participated in a panel debate held at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre on International Women’s Day: “We can no longer accept discrimination of half of the world’s population”

08 March 2018, GENEVA - On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018, celebrated on the 8th of March, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim reiterates the importance of empowering and giving a voice to women worldwide so as to achieve gender equality.

Geneva Centre and IDMC to organize on 21 March 2018 a panel debate on internally displaced persons at Palais des Nations in Geneva

07 March 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 Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) to discuss the situation of the world’s internally displaced people (IDPs), and the causes and consequences of this global phenomenon.

Geneva Centre issues book on equal citizenship rights in education

02 March 2018, GENEVA – A new book entitled “Human rights: Enhancing equal citizenship rights in education” has been published by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”). The book is the outcome of a panel debate held on 12 May 2017 at Palais des Nations in Geneva on the theme of “Human rights: Enhancing equal citizenship rights in education.”

Geneva Centre inaugurates panel exhibition at the United Nations Office at Geneva on the theme of “Veiling/Unveiling”

26 February 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue has inaugurated its exhibition to explore the history and the religio-cultural roots of the headscarf.

The exhibition entitled “Veiling/Unveiling” is a joint initiative between the Geneva Centre, the Permanent Mission of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Adlania Foundation.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: “Refugee and migrant crisis must not become the symbol of denial of social justice to people on the move”

20 February 2018, GENEVA – In commemoration of the 2018 World Day of Social Justice and its annual theme “Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice.” the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “the Geneva Centre”) H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim appeals to decision-makers to adapt to global human mobility and advance social justice through the empowerment of migrants.

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre Ambassador Idriss Jazairy meets the Archbishop of Canterbury

20 February 2018, GENEVA – The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy met with the Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby during a conference organized on 16 February 2018 by the World Council of Churches on the theme of “Ecumenical Spring: from Negotiated Frontiers to Open Borders.”

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.

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