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.

The Geneva Centre to Host a Panel Discussion on the Occasion of the International Day of the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the UNESCO Liaison office in Geneva, will organise a panel discussion on the occasion of the international day of the remembrance of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. The panel is entitled: “The International Day of the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: an opportunity to fight racism and prejudice”.

Geneva Centre to Host Panel Discussion on Migration

In order to mark the 2015 Human Rights Day and International Migrants Day, the Geneva Centre, in collaboration with Union des Nations pour l’Enseignement, la Science Universelle et les Droits de l’Homme, will host a panel discussion on the migrant crisis currently affecting the Mediterranean region and the European continent more generally. The panel discussion, entitled The Current Migrant Crisis: an Aftermath of the Arab Spring?, will take place on 11th December 2015, from 10:00 to 13:00, at Palais des Nations (Room VIII).

Geneva Centre hosts human rights training programme for Arab young professionals

From 16th to 19th November, the Geneva Centre held a training course entitled Promotion and Protection of Human Rights: Strengthening the Rule of Law. The 13 young professionals that took part in the training programme included members of the Emirates Association of Lawyers and Legal Experts, of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, diplomats from the League of Arab States in Cairo, as well as UAE diplomats working at the UAE Permanent Mission to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva.

The Geneva Centre hosts panel discussion on “Promoting interfaith and intercultural dialogue”

On March 5th, the Geneva Centre, with the support of Union des Nations pour l’Enseignement, la Science Universelle et les Droits de l’Homme (UNESU), hosted a panel discussion at the side-lines of the 28th regular session of the Human Rights Council. The panel discussion, which was moderated by Mr. Ricardo Espinosa, Head of Development and Global Initiatives at the Geneva Centre, successfully evoked good practices and challenges ahead for combating intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief.

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