“Covid-19 public health concern should not give rise to fear and discrimination”, said the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2020, GENEVA – The 2019 coronavirus pandemic, which was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and ever since has kept spreading all over the world, has led to increased discrimination, prejudice, violence, and racism against Chinese people and people of East Asian and Southeast Asian descent and appearance.

The Geneva Centre regretfully informs you that its former Executive Director Idriss Jazairy passed away on 27 February 2020

It is with deep sorrow that the Geneva Centre informs you of the passing away of its former Executive Director Idriss Jazairy. His international reputation as former Ambassador, together with his remarkable intelligence, rendered great service to the work of the Centre. We convey our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

“Every year since 2008 we celebrate social justice and yet, inequalities are on the rise. We have to do more than just celebrations” says the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre, Dr Umesh Palwankar on the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice.

20 February 2020, Geneva - On the World Day of Social Justice observed on 20 February, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Dr Umesh Palwankar, stressed the importance of social justice to build peaceful societies.  

The Geneva Centre releases its latest publication entitled "Enhancing Access to Justice for Children"

The publication entitled “Enhancing Access to Justice for Children” constitutes a follow-up to an eponymous panel discussion organized by the Geneva Centre in September 2019, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The panel benefitted from the participation of international experts from UNICEF, ILO and the Committee on the Rights of the Child, among others.

The Chairman of the Geneva Centre, Ambassador Ghazi Jomaa, calls upon Empowering the Youth to Stand Up for Human Rights

10 December 2019, GENEVA – "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights": the words of the first Article of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights are perhaps the most resonant and cited of all international agreements ever signed. Year after year, we commemorate the Human Rights Day, celebrating human rights, insisting that they are inalienable entitlements to all people, not gender nor age-specific, not particular to any ethnic or religious group.

​The Geneva Centre Commemorates the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

GENEVA, 29 November 2019 – The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was commemorated today at a Special Meeting held at the United Nations Office in Geneva, which was organized in observance of General Assembly resolution 32/40B. The Geneva Centre attended the Special meeting and joined the international community in reaffirming its commitment to upholding the rights of the Palestinian people.

World Children’s Day: Commemorative Conference Celebrates 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

“The children of today are standing up for their rights. What will you do?”

20 November 2019, GENEVA – 20 November celebrates World Children’s Day, and 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly. It is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world, which protects the right of all children to be free from discrimination, violence and neglect.