29 August 2017, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “The Geneva Centre”) – a think tank with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council – deplores persistent discrimination against the Muslim minority in Myanmar which, as had been foreseen has lead to radicalization of the situation followed by the military clampdown by security forces against the Rohingyans in the Rakhine State in western Myanmar.
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) grants special consultative status to the Geneva Centre
27 July 2017, GENEVA – During its Coordination and Management Meeting held on 25 - 26 July 2017, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a resolution granting the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (the Geneva Centre) special consultative status. The NGO Committee of ECOSOC reviewed the Geneva Centre’s candidacy for special consultative status during its session in New York held from 22 May to 23 May 2017. This session was attended by the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy.
Training Program for UAE Journalists in Dubai: The Geneva Centre launches its "Human Rights-Media" cycle
14 July 2017, DUBAI - The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (Geneva Centre) organized a training session in Dubai, from 10th to 13th July, for 14 UAE journalists. A top-class program whose title announced in advance the timeliness of its implementation and the importance of its realization. "Enhancing Journalists’ Role in Promoting Human Rights" was the focus of this training.
Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim Chairman of the Geneva Centre on Human Rights and its Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy meet with Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales
16 June 2017, GENEVA – Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) as well as the Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and Board Member Trevor Mostyn attended the inauguration ceremony of the new premises of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies whose patron is HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
Le Conseil suisse de la presse défend la position du Centre de Genève dans le contentieux avec Tribune de Genève
2 juin 2017, GENEVE - Le 10 Octobre 2016, la Tribune de Genève (TDG), sous la plume du journaliste Alain Jourdan, publiait un article dont le titre faisait référence au Directeur exécutif du Centre de Genève pour la promotion des droits de l’homme et le dialogue global, et affirmait que cette fonction représentait « Un mandat en trop pour l’ex-diplomate algérien ».
The Swiss press ethics committee upholds the position of the Geneva Centre in litigation with Tribune de Genève
2 June 2017, GENEVA – On 10 October 2016, an article by the Tribune de Genève (TDG) signed by journalist Alain Jourdan claimed in its title concerning the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) that it was “One mandate too much for the former Algerian diplomat” indicating in the sub-title: “Human Rights Council: Idriss Jazairy exercises simultaneously the functions of Special Rapporteur and of Executive Director of an NGO, an unprecedented situation.” The defamatory attack in
23 March 2017, GENEVA - From 20th to 23rd March 2017, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue welcomed 13 young Arab professionals from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia for an advanced training programme on human rights mechanisms.
Side-event during the 34th UN Human Rights Council session: The great convergence between Islam and Christianity needs to be re-discovered
16 March 2017, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 34th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) held a side-event at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) in which representatives from the Muslim and Christian regions of the world were invited to exchange their views on the convergence between Islam and Christianity.
The conference entitled “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working Jointly Towards Equal Citizenship Rights” was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Algeria, Pakistan and Lebanon, as well as the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) that were represented by their respective Ambassadors.
World Day of Social Justice 2017: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue
February 20 2017, GENEVA - The distressing images of desperate people making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkans to escape armed conflict, social tensions, discrimination and poverty harm the preconditions to achieve social harmony.
This humanitarian crisis is the result of decades of freewheeling globalization with no concern for social justice in all countries. One of its consequences is social upheavals and mass exodus.
The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre: Emir Abd el Qader is a source of inspiration for inter-religious tolerance
February 15 2017, OXFORD – The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“Geneva Centre”), Mr. Idriss Jazairy, praised the ideas and teachings of the Emir Abd el Qader el Jazairy that can be used as a source of inspiration to address contemporary issues related to international human rights law and humanitarian law.