As the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights observes, “Human rights can only be achieved through an informed and continued demand by people for their protection. Human rights education promotes values, beliefs and attitudes that encourage all individuals to uphold their own rights and those of others.”
Emirates News Agency commended the work of the Geneva Centre in “promoting values of mutual understanding to work against discrimination”, and expressed hope for the “effective democratic transition in Egypt”. Al Ittihad News also welcomed the Geneva Centre as a strong civil society voice advocating for human rights advancement on the ground.
What is the importance of intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion for human rights?
Geneva Centre’s Chairman Dr. Hanif Al Qassim discusses the work of the Centre in promoting Egypt’s path to democracy and human rights.
The event aims to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Egypt on its roadmap to democracy, and to provide a space where the aspirations of its people can be voiced.
Geneva Centre to Collaborate with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
The Geneva Academy is a joint centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute which works in complete political and academic independence to promote the universality of international law.
The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue expresses its deep concern that despite all achievements, the enjoyment of human rights and freedom from racial discrimination is not a reality for many nations throughout the world.
Emirates News Agency reported that H.E. Ambassador Obaid Al Zaabi called upon Ambassadors of countries in the MENA region to consider the importance of human rights training, and the role that education can play in the development of a healthy and open society.
Kuwaiti Ambassador H.E Jamal Al-Ghoneim observed that the Geneva Centre’s training programs “reflect the ambitions of students from the Gulf to highlight the universality of human rights, and to show that human rights are fully consistent with Islamic cultures and traditions”.
Al Ittihad news agency reports on the success of the Geneva Centre’s human rights training program for students from the United Arab Emirates University. They emphasise the need for constructive intercultural dialogue in order to make human rights a reality on the ground in the Middle East and North Africa Region.