“Cultural diversity is the greatest strength of humanity,” says the Chairman of the Geneva Centre

21 May 2018, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 2018 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, commemorated annually on 21 May, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim reiterates the importance of embracing cultural diversity and acknowledging the common heritage of humanity.

Geneva Centre participates in 2018 International Day of Living Together in Peace celebration at UNESCO’s HQ in Paris

17 May 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, represented by Ms. Homeyra Jazairy, participated on 16 May in a commemorative event organized at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on the occasion of the 2018 International Day of Living Together in Peace.

The aim of the event was to celebrate the adoption of Resolution 72/130 by the UN General Assembly on 8 December 2017, of which declared 16 May as the International Day of Living Together in Peace.

The Geneva Centre participates in the first round of informal consultations on the long-term efficiency of the work of the UN Human Rights Council

03 May 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was cordially invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council to participate in the first round of informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

The one-day consultation session was held on 03 May 2018 at the United Nations Office at Geneva. Permanent Missions, national institutions, international organizations, NGOs and human rights bodies were present at the consultation session.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: “A free press is indispensable for facilitating good governance and transparent societies”

3 May 2018, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 2018 World Press Freedom Day commemorated on 3 May 2018, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue - H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim - highlighted the importance of promoting freedom of the press to facilitate “good governance and transparent societies.”

The Geneva Centre to organize a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and/or Other Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights“

30 April 2018, GENEVA - The Geneva Centre is currently in the process of organizing a major international conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and/or Other Value Systems, Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights.” This event will be held on 25 June 2018 in collaboration with the World Council of Churches, the International Catholic Migration Commission and Bridges to Common Ground. It will be held under the Patronage and with the leadership of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.

At a UN conference, UAE policy concerning access to justice is seen as a shining expression of item 16.3 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on the rule of law

20 March 2018, GENEVA – Initiatives implemented by the government of the United Arab Emirates to enhance access to justice for foreign workers have brought positive results and could be replicated on a broader basis in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. These were the conclusions drawn by labour law experts who participated in a panel debate held at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre on International Women’s Day: “We can no longer accept discrimination of half of the world’s population”

08 March 2018, GENEVA - On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018, celebrated on the 8th of March, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim reiterates the importance of empowering and giving a voice to women worldwide so as to achieve gender equality.

Geneva Centre and IDMC to organize on 21 March 2018 a panel debate on internally displaced persons at Palais des Nations in Geneva

07 March 2018, GENEVA – A panel debate will be organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue – a think tank holding special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council – and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) to discuss the situation of the world’s internally displaced people (IDPs), and the causes and consequences of this global phenomenon.

Geneva Centre issues book on equal citizenship rights in education

02 March 2018, GENEVA – A new book entitled “Human rights: Enhancing equal citizenship rights in education” has been published by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”). The book is the outcome of a panel debate held on 12 May 2017 at Palais des Nations in Geneva on the theme of “Human rights: Enhancing equal citizenship rights in education.”

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