The Geneva Centre aims to promote respect for, and raise awareness of human rights universally, in a non-politicized manner and in accordance with internationally recognized standards. It accords a particular importance to the development and spread of the values of tolerance, empathy and celebration of the diversity of humankind.

Since its creation in 2013, the Geneva Centre has focused on several core thematic areas, including:

  • Religion, human rights and interfaith dialogue
  • Equal citizenship rights (Sustainable Development Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities)
  • Women’s rights (Sustainable Development Goal 5 – Gender Equality)
  • Rights of children and young people
  • Migration and human rights
  • Climate change and human rights
  • Education for peace in multi-cultural contexts (Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Quality Education)
  • Multilateralism and the promotion of human rights (Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals)
  • Human Rights awareness and capacity development in the MENA region
  • Armed conflict, environmental destruction and impact on human rights