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

03 May 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was cordially invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council to participate in the first round of informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

The one-day consultation session was held on 03 May 2018 at the United Nations Office at Geneva. Permanent Missions, national institutions, international organizations, NGOs and human rights bodies were present at the consultation session.

Media advisory: World leaders to harness the collective energy of religions, creeds and value-systems in the pursuit of equal citizenship rights

 

WHAT:

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, the International Catholic Migration Commission, the World Council of Churches, Bridges to Common Ground and the European Centre for Peace and Development will organize a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and/or Other Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights.”

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: “A free press is indispensable for facilitating good governance and transparent societies”

3 May 2018, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 2018 World Press Freedom Day commemorated on 3 May 2018, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue - H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim - highlighted the importance of promoting freedom of the press to facilitate “good governance and transparent societies.”

The Geneva Centre to organize a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and/or Other Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights“

30 April 2018, GENEVA - The Geneva Centre is currently in the process of organizing a major international conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and/or Other Value Systems, Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights.” This event will be held on 25 June 2018 in collaboration with the World Council of Churches, the International Catholic Migration Commission and Bridges to Common Ground. It will be held under the Patronage and with the leadership of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.

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.

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