Training Program for UAE Journalists in Dubai: The Geneva Centre launches its "Human Rights-Media" cycle

14 July 2017, DUBAI - The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (Geneva Centre) organized a training session in Dubai, from 10th to 13th July, for 14 UAE journalists. A top-class program whose title announced in advance the timeliness of its implementation and the importance of its realization. "Enhancing Journalists’ Role in Promoting Human Rights" was the focus of this training.

Meeting between HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Chaiman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim and Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim Chairman of the Geneva Centre on Human Rights and its Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy meet with Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales

16 June 2017, GENEVA – Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) as well as the Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and Board Member Trevor Mostyn attended the inauguration ceremony of the new premises of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies whose patron is HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. 

Le Conseil suisse de la presse défend la position du Centre de Genève dans le contentieux avec Tribune de Genève

2 juin 2017, GENEVE -  Le 10 Octobre 2016, la Tribune de Genève (TDG), sous la plume du journaliste Alain Jourdan, publiait un article dont le titre faisait référence au Directeur exécutif du Centre de Genève pour la promotion des droits de l’homme et le dialogue global, et affirmait que cette fonction représentait « Un mandat en trop pour l’ex-diplomate algérien ».

The Swiss press ethics committee upholds the position of the Geneva Centre in litigation with Tribune de Genève

2 June 2017, GENEVA – On 10 October 2016, an article by the Tribune de Genève (TDG) signed by journalist Alain Jourdan claimed in its title concerning the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) that it was “One mandate too much for the former Algerian diplomat” indicating in the sub-title: “Human Rights Council:  Idriss Jazairy exercises simultaneously the functions of Special Rapporteur and of Executive Director of an NGO, an unprecedented situation.” The defamatory attack in

The Geneva Centre to co-host panel debate on enhancing equal citizenship rights in education

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) will convene, in cooperation with the UNESCO Liaison Office in Geneva, the International Bureau of Education (IBE) - UNESCO and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Nations Office in Geneva, a panel discussion aimed at reviewing the role of education in enhancing equality of citizenship rights and diversity within communities affected by inter-communal civil strife.

Side-event during the 34th UN Human Rights Council session: The great convergence between Islam and Christianity needs to be re-discovered

16 March 2017, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 34th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) held a side-event at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) in which representatives from the Muslim and Christian regions of the world were invited to exchange their views on the convergence between Islam and Christianity.

The conference entitled “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working Jointly Towards Equal Citizenship Rights” was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Algeria, Pakistan and Lebanon, as well as the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) that were represented by their respective Ambassadors.

The Geneva Centre organises a side-event regarding the convergence between Islam and Christianity

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“Geneva Centre”) has repeatedly addressed issues related to the rise of xenophobia, extremist violence, racism and discrimination with various partners. In this context, the Geneva Centre organized, in 2016, a series of well-attended conferences on themes related to “Islamophobia and the Implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18: Reaching Out”; “De-radicalization or the Roll-Back of Violent Extremism”, and “Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony”. Notwithstanding the relevance of the topics and the richness of these discussions, some participants pointed out to the Geneva Centre the necessity of broadening the debate to not only include Muslim minorities in Europe, but also to take into account other religious minorities affected by the current environment of tension and incitement to hatred.

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.

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