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“Expressions of racial, religious, or xenophobic division…should be anathema in every Member State of the United Nations”: Navi Pillay opens the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Today the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council opened in Geneva, and the Geneva Centre reports on the inaugural statements of High Commissioner Navi Pillay and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
The Geneva Centre joins the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in condemning in the strongest possible terms the murder of ICRC delegate Michael Greub, and calls for greater international efforts to combat extremist violence in the region.
“On this solemn occasion, we need to recall the sacred duty, enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, to ensure that all children, without any exception whatsoever, enjoy special protection”: Former Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, in his message for the 1983 observance.
The Geneva Centre congratulates the Arab Republic of Egypt for administering its 2014 presidential elections in line with the law.
Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won a landslide victory in a presidential election of 27-29th May, winning 93.3 percent of votes cast with most ballots counted after three days of voting. His only rival, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, gained 3 percent while 3.7 percent of votes were declared void.
Call for dialogue & tolerance as nearly a third of people in Britain admit being racist on some level
According to the 2013 British Social Attitudes Survey, nearly a third of people in Britain admitted being racist on some level. In 2001, that figure was just 25 per cent and researchers believe little headway is being made to tackle bigotry.
The United Nations Committee Against Torture is currently in its 52nd Session in Geneva, and we reflect on this meeting as an opportunity to urge all states to sign, ratify, and accede to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
The Geneva Centre joins the international community in celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This occasion provides us with an important opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity to learn to “live together” better.
The Geneva Centre today launches UNFaces, a global online platform for meaningful communication between the public and representatives of the United Nations that will empower individuals to understand, engage with, and – ultimately – affect the process of diplomacy and development.
The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development is currently in its seventeenth session in Geneva. The Geneva Centre reports on the role of information and communications technologies (ICT’s) for inclusive social and economic development, and notes the important role played by these technologies in human rights advancement in the Middle East and North Africa.