The Geneva Centre organizes a panel debate-book presentation on Migration and Human Solidarity

11 April 2019: The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue is organizing a debate and book presentation entitled Migration and Human Solidarity to officially launch its latest publication on the causes and consequences of migration today, including refugees and IDPs, entitled The Unprecedented Rise of People on the Move in the 21st Century. The debate and book presentation will be held on 25 April from 10:00 to 12:00, at the United Nations Office in Geneva in room XXV.

The Geneva Centre to organize a conference on 3 May on the margins of the 2019 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan

11 April 2019, GENEVA – Further to the invitation of the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Geneva Centre will be organizing a conference on the interplay between faiths and equal citizenship rights during the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue to be held in Baku from 2-3 May.

The conference entitled “Greater Spiritual Convergence for Equal Citizenship Rights“ will be held on 3 May, from 09:30 – 11:00, at the Baku Congress Center in Azerbaijan.

The Geneva Spiritual Appeal visits the Geneva Centre to discuss long-term partnership opportunities

11 April 2019, GENEVA – On 10 April 2019, the Vice President of the Geneva Spiritual Appeal, Mr Venzeslav Sabev, and its Founding Member as well as Director of the think-tank Fondation de l'Entre-Connaissance, Mr. Hafid Ouardiri, paid a visit to the Geneva Centre.

The aim of this meeting was to discuss long-term partnership opportunities between the Geneva Centre and the Geneva Spiritual Appeal in the field of inter-religious understanding and dialogue.

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre: “The pursuit of economic gains from war, armed conflict and human suffering remains the 21st century’s greatest injustice”

09 April 2019, GENEVA – Illegal arms exports and human trafficking adversely affect the enjoyment of human rights across the world including in the Arab region, the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy said at a panel debate held at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).

The Geneva Centre assesses outcome of the 40th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council on Muslim issues

Introductory remarks

The 40th regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC40) was held from Monday 25 February to Friday 22 March 2019 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. It included the holding of 5 panel discussions and 250 side events, the presentation of 83 reports, the adoption of 29 resolutions and the review of 14 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) outcomes of UN member States.

Geneva Centre on status of Human Rights Council: Enhance status only with universal membership but enhance effectiveness and complementarity of UN human rights mechanisms

28 March 2019, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to participate in the first informal exchange of views on the issue of the 2021/2026 review of the status of the Human Rights Council. The one-day consultation session was held on 28 March 2019 at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

”As global citizens, we cannot turn a blind eye to the increasing spread of hatred and intolerance”

Message by the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) Ambassador Idriss Jazairy

21 March 2019 (GENEVA) – The 2019 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and this year’s theme devoted to tolerance, empathy towards the Other and celebration of diversity, comes at a timely moment.

Statement by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal and Idriss Jazairy* following the terrorist attacks in New Zealand (March 15th 2019)

Words cannot express adequately the pain and anguish we feel at the heinous attacks in New Zealand. We share the anguish of our fellow Muslims at those who have orchestrated such diabolical carnage in a place of prayer. As husbands, fathers and grandfathers, both of us can only imagine the pain and suffering felt by the families affected by this tragedy. In the weeks and months ahead, we must all stand together and raise aloft those values that must form the core of Islamic belief that we share with People of the Book– compassion, respect and dignity.

The Geneva Centre presents oral statements on the UPR outcomes of Saudi Arabia and Jordan

14 March 2019, GENEVA – At the 40th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Geneva Centre presented on 14 March statements with regard to Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

In its statement on Saudi Arabia, the Geneva Centre commended the various steps that the Kingdom had taken towards strengthening the protection and promotion of human rights which reflected a number of important recommendations contained in the report of the Working Group on the UPR.

The Geneva Centre reiterates the importance of fully including women in the labour market and in all spheres of society on the occasion of International Women’s Day

8 March 2019, GENEVA – On the occasion of the observance of the 2019 International Women’s Day, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue reiterated the urgent need to intensify efforts towards achieving gender equality in all spheres of society, eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls, and promoting women’s political and economic empowerment.

The Geneva Centre meets with International Eurasia Press Fund delegation at the United Nations Office in Geneva

08 March 2019, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 40th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, 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 met with representatives from the Azeri-based NGO International Eurasia Press Fund led by its President Mr Umud Mirzayev accompanied by his advisers Mr Ramil Azizov and Ms Anastasia Lavrina.

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The Geneva Centre is participating in upcoming UN Library Event on Leadership in Modern Multilateralism

5 March 2019: The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue has partnered with the UNOG Library and will take part in its upcoming Library event entitled  Leadership in Modern Multilateralism.

The debate will be held on 12 March from 12:30 to 14:00, at the United Nations Office in Geneva in the Library Events Room (B.135), Building B, First floor, at Palais Des Nations.

The Geneva Centre celebrated International Women’s Day with a debate and book presentation on Muslim women between stereotypes and reality: an objective narrative

GENEVA, 7 March 2019 – No country in the world has a perfect record on women’s rights and gender equality and there is a felt need for cooperation and joint endeavours in order to reach the common goal of empowering women and putting an end to gender inequality. Muslim women must be given the right to freely choose what to wear and what not to wear, and fully included in society, be it through insertion on the labour market or simply through the practice of sports.

Geneva Centre’s Executive Director presents the agenda of the 21 March “Celebration of diversity: beyond tolerance the path towards empathy” conference to African Group Ambassadors

7 March 2019, GENEVA – On 7 March, the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy was invited by the Permanent Delegation of the African Union to an official meeting of all African Group Ambassadors in Geneva to present the rationale and purpose of the Geneva Centre’s forthcoming conference on “Celebration of diversity: beyond tolerance the path towards empathy.”

The Geneva Centre is marking International Women’s Day with a debate and book presentation on Muslim women between stereotypes and reality: an objective narrative – 7 March 2019, 15:00-16:00, Room XXIII UNOG

1 March 2019: To mark International Women’s Day, celebrated worldwide on 8 March, and to officially launch its latest publications on women and gender equality in the Arab world and beyond, entitled Women’s Rights in the Arab Region: Between Myth and Reality and Veiling /Unveiling:  The Headscarf in Christianity, Judaism and Islam, issued in February 2019, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue is organizing a debate and book presentation entitled Muslim women between stereotypes and reality: an objective narrative.

The Geneva Centre to organize on 21 March a panel debate on the celebration of human diversity and the path towards empathy

28 February 2019, 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 – on the ways and means to cultivate and spread a culture of tolerance in all its dimensions, characterized by empathy and the celebration of human diversity.

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