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”.
Women’s rights and gender equality have been at the heart of the international agenda over the past few years. This intensification of the movement for women’s rights has been driven, in part, by the anniversaries of some of the core international instruments on gender.
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).
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.
Monday 21 September 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Palais des Nations
Assembly Hall – A Building – Door 14
On June 30th, in collaboration with Union des Nations pour l’Enseignement, la Science Universelle et les Droits de l’Homme (UNESU), the Geneva Centre will host a side-event during the 29th regular session of the Human Rights Council.
From March 30th to April 2nd, fourteen female students from Zayed University (United Arab Emirates) attended the Geneva Centre’s training course in Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: International Normative Framework.
Geneva Centre to celebrate World Poetry Day in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Sultanate of Oman and the United Nations Office at Geneva
During the 30th session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference, held in Paris in 1999, the 21st March was declared as World Poetry Day.
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.