“The UN has promoted peace and justice to every corner of the world,” says the Geneva Centre’s Chairman

24 October 2018, GENEVA - In commemoration of the 2018 United Nations Day, observed annually on 24 October, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue HE Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim said that the United Nations Day is an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of this unique organization that has gone beyond maintaining world peace, promoting human rights and social progress.

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

04 October 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council to participate in the third round of informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The one-day consultation session was held on 04 October 2018 at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). Permanent Missions, national institutions, international organizations, NGOs and human rights bodies were present at the informal consultative session.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: World Conference outcome declaration contributes to the realization of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

21 September 2018, GENEVA – The World Conference outcome declaration entitled “Moving towards greater spiritual convergence worldwide in support of equal citizenship rights” reaffirms its commitment to the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights (hereinafter “UDHR”) to promote peace, mutual respect and understanding across civilizations, cultures and generations, Dr. Al Qassim said on the occasion of the 2018 World Day for Peace.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: South-South cooperation brings peace and stability to the Global South

12 September 2018, GENEVA – Enhanced South-South cooperation is key to addressing instability and armed conflict as well as to bringing peace and stability to the Global South, says the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim on the occasion of the 2018 International Day for South-South Cooperation.

The Geneva Centre signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the NGO Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO)

29 August 2017, GENEVA - The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (The Geneva Centre) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NGO Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO) (African Meeting for the Defence of Human Rights in English). The agreement was signed today by Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre, and by Dr. Ibrahima Guissé, Executive Director and UN Representative of RADDHO, on the premises of the Geneva Centre.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre visits World Council of Churches to discuss long-term partnership opportunities

13 July 2018, GENEVA – On 12 July 2018, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue HE Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim was received by the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches Reverend. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit.

The meeting was organized at the premises of the World Council of Churches in Geneva in the presence of the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre Ambassador Idriss Jazairy.

Geneva Centre for Human Rights organises 'Religions, Creeds and Value Systems' Conference

28 June 2018, GENEVA - The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission, the World Council of Churches, the Arab Thought Forum, the World Council of Religious Leaders, Bridges to Common Ground and the European Centre for Peace and Development organised a World Conference entitled "Religions, Creeds and Value System: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights" that was held on the 25 June 2018 at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

“Inclusiveness is rejected in favour of an exclusionary portrayal of others as outsiders,” UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues says during World Conference on religions and equal citizenship rights

29 June 2018, GENEVA: On 25 June 2018, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue organized a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” at the United Nations Office at Geneva in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission, the World Council of Churches, the Arab Thought Forum, the World Council of Religious Leaders, Bridges to Common Ground and the European Centre for Peace and Development.

“Engage in religious diplomacy,” Secretary General of the World Council of Religious Leaders says during World Conference on religions and equal citizenship rights

29 June 2018, GENEVA: On 25 June 2018, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue organized a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” at the United Nations Office at Geneva in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission, the World Council of Churches, the Arab Thought Forum, the World Council of Religious Leaders, Bridges to Common Ground and the European Centre for Peace and Development.

Dr. Azza Karam: Citizenship is rooted in the sense of humanity

29 June 2018, GENEVA: On 25 June 2018, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue organized a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” at the United Nations Office at Geneva in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission, the World Council of Churches, the Arab Thought Forum, the World Council of Religious Leaders, Bridges to Common Ground and the European Centre for Peace and Development. 

Director of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies: “Let us be wary of the abuse of human rights to legitimize the attainment of political and other objectives through coercion”

29 June 2018, GENEVA: On 25 June 2018, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue organized a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” at the United Nations Office at Geneva in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission, the World Council of Churches, the Arab Thought Forum, the World Council of Religious Leaders, Bridges to Common Ground and the European Centre for Peace and Development. 

Ambassador Mark Siljander: Abrahamic religions have 90% theological similarities and only 10% differences

29 June 2018, GENEVA: On 25 June 2018, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue organized a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” at the United Nations Office at Geneva in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission, the World Council of Churches, the Arab Thought Forum, the World Council of Religious Leaders, Bridges to Common Ground and the European Centre for Peace and Development. 

Dr. Safi Kaskas: “ Homogeneity is a recipe for intellectual sterility and eventually leads to the end of a civilization, whereas pluralism (…) raises the intelligence and virtue of the society in general“

29 June 2018, GENEVA: On 25 June 2018, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue organized a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” at the United Nations Office at Geneva in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission, the World Council of Churches, Arab Thought Forum, the World Council of Religious Leaders, Bridges to Common Ground and the European Centre for Peace and Development. 

Rabbi Avi Tawil : “ If we want to have a better tomorrow, the change has to happen within ourselves”

29 June 2018, GENEVA: On 25 June 2018, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue organised a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” at the United Nations Office at Geneva in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission, the World Council of Churches, the Arab Thought Forum, the World Council of Religious Leaders, Bridges to Common Ground and the European Centre for Peace and Development.

Secretary General of the International Catholic Migration Commission: “Human Rights came from Heaven”

29 June 2018, GENEVA: On 25 June 2018, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue organized a World Conference on the theme of “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” at the United Nations Office at Geneva in collaboration with the International Catholic Migration Commission, the World Council of Churches, the Arab Thought Forum, the World Council of Religious Leaders, Bridges to Common Ground and the European Centre for Peace and Development. 

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