After the kidnappings of last April, when around 300 girls have been abducted from a school, Boko Haram stroke again. Last weekend, in northeast Nigeria, 91 villagers were kidnapped – most of them being women and young girls.
“The consensus on global standards for business and human rights has been broad”: Business and Human Rights Chairperson at the Human Rights Council
On June 11th 2014, at the 5th Meeting of the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council, the Chairperson of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights – Mr Michael Addo – discussed the ways in which the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have been applied since the OECD guidelines in 2011.
“Opportunities and Challenges for Women’s Education in the Arab World”: Panel Discussion at the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council
The Geneva Centre is hosting a panel discussion on
“Opportunities and Challenges for Women’s Education in the Arab World” at the United Nations on 16 June 2014.
The Geneva Centre for Human Right Advancement and Global Dialogue is offering the opportunity for a group of exceptional, motivated, and passionate graduates to acquire direct exposure to our work through a summer internship programme.
“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.