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Foreword by the Executive Director, Dr. Umesh Palwankar

The Geneva Centre had another intensive and very fruitful year, beginning with the renewal of its Special Consultative Status in ECOSOC, for a period of four years.

In 2022 the Geneva Centre organized four international events, including a major panel event with 2 sub-panels, in collaboration with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at their premises in Villa Moynier, and a joint panel with the European Public Law Organization. The third panel was organized to commemorate the International Day of Peace. All 3 panel proceedings, including analytical chapters were published, in addition to a research paper on Women’s Rights, Climate Change and Environment.

The fourth event of the year was the Geneva Centre’s Human Rights Recognition Awards, commemorating International Human Rights Day. The theme of this year’s Awards was Youth in Human Rights Advancement, with four young individuals awarded for their innovative projects which have a significant impact on promoting human rights at the grass-roots level.

The Geneva Centre conducted 3 training sessions in human rights, of which one, a 2-week course, was organized jointly with the Webster University, Geneva. The Centre continued its highly appreciated Human Rights Council Reporting Initiative, with over 90 reports prepared and shared with the Centre’s numerous interlocutors including Permanent Missions, International Organizations, NGOs, Academic institutions and the media, and were published on our website. The Scientific Café initiative went into its second year, with a series of short interviews with academic experts and practitioners on a topical human rights subject, to raise awareness on and promote human rights world-wide.

The Geneva Centre appreciates and counts on your continuing interest in its activities and wishes you, on behalf of its Board of Management and staff, a Very Happy and Successful New Year.

Read the full Annual Report here: Annual Report 2022 – Geneva Centre

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