2017 World Health Day: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

7 April 2017, GENEVA – Today marks the 2017 World Health Day highlighting the importance of addressing the effects of depression on people’s health.

This year’s theme is a timely opportunity to shed light on an issue that has been neglected for decades despite that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 300 million people suffer from this malaise.

The Geneva Centre issues two new publications on Muslims in Europe and advancement of women’s rights in the Arab region

5 April 2017, GENEVA – Two new books entitled “Women’s Rights in the Arab Region: Myths and Realities” and “Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony – Proceedings of the UN Geneva side event held on 19 September 2016 and lessons learned” have been published this week by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”).

Reflections on 2017 International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”)

24 March 2017, GENEVA – The 2017 International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims recognises the importance of promoting justice to victims who have experienced gross human rights violations.

2017 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Message by the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) Ambassador Idriss Jazairy

21 March 2017, GENEVA - The 2017 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and this year’s theme addressing racial profiling and incitement to hatred, in the context of migration, comes at a timely moment.

The Minister of State for Tolerance of the UAE visits the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

20 March 2017 (GENEVA) – The UAE Minister of State for Tolerance H.E. Sheikha Lubna Khalid Al Qasimi paid a visit to the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue’s office in Geneva (“The Geneva Centre”) ahead of the side-event on the topic of “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working Jointly Towards Equal Citizenship Rights” held on 15 March at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

International Day of Happiness 2017: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

20 March 2017, GENEVA - Today marks the 2017 International Day of Happiness which was proclaimed in 2012 by the United Nations (UN) as an international day.

It is celebrated throughout the world with the aim of capturing the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being in societies.

The renowned Greek philosopher Aristotle once said that happiness is the moral compass of humanity:

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

International Women’s Day 2017: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

March 08 2017, GENEVA - “Our job is to provide an environment that unlocks women’s potential – one that protects their dignity and femininity, helps them create the necessary balance in their lives, and values their talents and potential. Given this environment, I am confident that women will perform nothing short of miracles.”

In every layer of humanity, women have made significant contributions to the development of our societies whether in politics, law or science.

World Day of Social Justice 2017: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

February 20 2017, GENEVA - The distressing images of desperate people making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkans to escape armed conflict, social tensions, discrimination and poverty harm the preconditions to achieve social harmony.

This humanitarian crisis is the result of decades of freewheeling globalization with no concern for social justice in all countries. One of its consequences is social upheavals and mass exodus.

The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre: Emir Abd el Qader is a source of inspiration for inter-religious tolerance

February 15 2017, OXFORD – The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“Geneva Centre”), Mr. Idriss Jazairy, praised the ideas and teachings of the Emir Abd el Qader el Jazairy that can be used as a source of inspiration to address contemporary issues related to international human rights law and humanitarian law.

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