12 May 2017, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) held a meeting this morning with the Geneva-based representative of the global think-thank European Public Law Organization (EPLO) Dr. George Papadatos at the Centre’s Headquarter.
The meeting was attended by the Geneva Centre’s Chairman Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and treasurer Dr. Mohamed Butti Thani Tarish Al Shamsi.
The EPLO was represented by the Head of Delegation and the Permanent Observer Dr. Papadatos. He was previously the Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss potential areas of collaboration between the Geneva Centre and the EPLO in the framework of the promotion and advancement of human rights at a global level.
Options to initiate joint initiatives between both think-thanks to encourage global dialogue between the Global South and the Global North were also explored.
The meeting was held in the wake-of the Geneva Centre’s side-event at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) on the subject of “Human rights: Enhancing equal citizenship rights in education” which was also attended by Dr. Papadatos.
Ambassador Jazairy was pleased with the outcome of today’s meeting with the EPLO referring to it as a “new start in relations between both think-thanks.” The Executive Director said:
“Today’s meeting showed that the activities of the Geneva Centre and the EPLO overlap on a range of issues related to the promotion and advancement of human rights. We share the same vision of bringing people together and identifying common solutions to global problems. The Geneva Centre looks forward to further exploring how both think-thanks can join forces towards the realization of common goals.”