The Geneva Centre organises a side-event regarding the convergence between Islam and Christianity

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“Geneva Centre”) has repeatedly addressed issues related to the rise of xenophobia, extremist violence, racism and discrimination with various partners. In this context, the Geneva Centre organized, in 2016, a series of well-attended conferences on themes related to “Islamophobia and the Implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18: Reaching Out”; “De-radicalization or the Roll-Back of Violent Extremism”, and “Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony”. Notwithstanding the relevance of the topics and the richness of these discussions, some participants pointed out to the Geneva Centre the necessity of broadening the debate to not only include Muslim minorities in Europe, but also to take into account other religious minorities affected by the current environment of tension and incitement to hatred.

Geneva Centre to hold panel discussion on Islamophobia

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 on Combatting intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against, persons based on religion or belief, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “Geneva Centre”) will convene, with the support of the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United Nations, a panel discussion aimed at analysing opportunities and challenges ahead for the fight against the scourge of Islamophobia.