27 February 2019, GENEVA – On 22 February 2019, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, accompanied by the Centre’s Project and Communications Officer Mr Blerim Mustafa paid a visit to the South Centre where they were received by its Executive Director, Dr Carlos María Correa.

The purpose of the meeting – held at the South Centre’s Headquarters in Geneva – was to explore the possibility of initiating joint initiatives between both Centres to strengthen the voice of developing countries on matters related to the promotion and advancement of human rights, economic development and promoting a value-driven human rights system.

In this connection, the parties agreed to organize a conference at the United Nations Office in Geneva to promote the voice of the Global South in human rights and economic discourses at the United Nations. The parties agreed that the focus of the conference should explore how inequality threatens access to human rights and to examine to what extent economic cooperation between countries in the Global South and the Global North could serve as instruments to foster greater economic integration, address the root-causes of wealth and economic inequality and contribute to the realization of common aspirations of developing and developed countries alike in the fulfillment of the goals and targets of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development.

It was likewise agreed that both Centres would join forces to address challenges arising in the context of enhancing the long-term efficiency of UN human rights mechanisms and to examine how these mechanisms could become more effective and efficient in achieving their purpose and to promote and protect human rights.

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