29 March 2019, GENEVA –The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue welcomed today delegation of officials and graduate students from the United Arab Emirates at its premises.
The visit was organized in the context of the "International Leadership Programme" jointly organized by UNITAR and the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in which students from the United Arab Emirates visit non-governmental organizations and UN entities to deepen their knowledge on human rights issues of relevance to the Arab region. The visit was coordinated by Ms Nada El-Tarifi.
The delegation from the United Arab Emirates was welcomed by the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre Ambassador Idriss Jazairy who gave a presentation of the Centre’s recent initiatives to promote and advance human rights in the Arab region.
A lecture was then delivered by the Geneva Centre’ Executive Director on international human rights law and the functions of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms. Staff of the Geneva Centre gave an in-depth presentation about the Centre’s endeavours to promote and advance human rights in the Arab region and to enhance inter-faith dialogue and religious harmony in multicultural societies.
Copies of the Geneva Centre’s publications – summarizing the outcomes of recent panel discussions held at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) – were distributed to the delegation from the United Arab Emirates.
In relation to today’s visit, the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director said:
“One of the core objectives of the Geneva Centre is to promote human rights awareness among the general Arab and broader Muslim public. We felt honoured and privileged to have hosted students from the International Leadership Programme at our premises. Today’s visit from the United Arab Emirates was an opportunity for the Geneva Centre to exchange views on human rights issues with officials, graduate students and youth from the Arab region about the Centre’s efforts to promote a value-driven human rights system.“