The Geneva Centre issues publication on enhancing access to justice for workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

17 July 2019, GENEVA – A new publication entitled “Improving access to justice for workers: The case of the UAE” has been published by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue. The publication is an outcome of a panel discussion held on 20 March 2018 at Palais des Nations in Geneva addressing the same subject. The debate was jointly organized by the Geneva Centre, the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) and the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).

Co-sponsors of international conference on "From Interfaith And Inter-Civilizational Cooperation To Human Solidarity" adopt Vienna outcome declaration

 

VIENNA DECLARATION 

The participants of the International Conference,

entitled “From the interfaith and inter-civilizational cooperation to Human Solidarity” held on June 19, 2019 in Vienna, the capital of the Republic of Austria, with attendance of the officials of various countries and international organizations, lay leaders, academicians and religious representatives:

Press release: "From Interfaith And Inter-Civilizational Cooperation To Human Solidarity"

19 June 2019, VIENNA - On June 19, 2019, the Baku International Centre for Interfaith and Inter-Civilizational Cooperation (BCIC), the KAICIID International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Republic of Austria has held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, the International Conference "From Interfaith And Inter-Civilizational Cooperation To Human Solidarity".

International conference in Vienna: Delegation of the Geneva Centre meets with officials of Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates, religious leaders and civil society representatives

20 June 2019, VIENNA – Following the 19 June international conference on “From the Interfaith and Inter-Civilizational Cooperation to Human Security” held in Vienna, the delegation of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, represented by its Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and project and communications officer Blerim Mustafa, concluded their visit to Austria with a series of meetings with government officials and decision makers.

International conference in Vienna: Successful societies are those that manage diversity and stimulate empathy towards the Other

19 June 2019, VIENNA — Societies must work together to build more tolerance, solidarity and peace within and between nations, said the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, during the 19 June international conference on "From Interfaith, Inter-Civilizational Cooperation to Human Solidarity.” He emphasized that all such societies are built on shared aspirations and not shared ethnicity.

International conference in Vienna: Delegation of the Geneva Centre received by the Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims' Board and the Director of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna

18 June 2019, VIENNA – In relation to the organization by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue together with its partners in Vienna on the theme of “From the Interfaith and Inter-Civilizational Cooperation to Human Security”, the delegation of the Geneva Centre - represented by its Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and its project and communications officer Blerim Mustafa - participated in several high-level meetings in Vienna.

UN Special: The Unprecedented Rise of People on the Move in the 21st Century

Adapting to global human mobility after the refugee and migrant crisis

No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land” was the apt expression of the British-Somali poet Ms Warsan Shire. She made these remarks following the drowning of a Syrian refugee child who was found lying face-down in the sand near the Turkish resort of Bodrum in September 2015. His name was Alan Kurdi – a three-year-old toddler – who became the symbol of Europe’s migrant crisis.

The Geneva Centre receives message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue on the occasion of Id al-Fitr

03 June 2019, GENEVA – The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy has received a message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) of the Holy See addressed to all Muslims of the world, on the occasion of the Id al-Fitr that marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The letter was transmitted to the Geneva Centre by the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UN in Geneva HE Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic.

Emergency Assembly on the Rise of Global Racism: Providing new impetus to the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

23 May 2019, GENEVA – On 9 May 2019, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, the World Against Racism Network and the Global Coalition for the International Decade for People of African Descent organized an Emergency Assembly on the Rise of Global Racism. It was held at the United Nations Office in Geneva in the presence of more than 150 representatives of Permanent Missions, UN staff, civil society and academics.

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre: Education constitutes an important building block to counter violent extremist narratives

21 May 2019, GENEVA - Equal access to education can open vital spaces for inclusiveness, reconciliation and dialogue as well as address prevailing toxic narratives fuelling violent and extremist ideologies, said the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy at a conference organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC).

“We need to move beyond mere tolerance and towards empathy to truly celebrate cultural diversity,” says the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre

21 May 2019, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 2019 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, commemorated annually on 21 May, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, calls for the celebration of cultural diversity which is both, the common heritage and the strength of humanity.

The Geneva Centre and the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to UN in Geneva to co-organize on 24 May a panel debate on the long-term efficiency of UN Special Procedures Mandate Holders

16 May 2019, GENEVA – A panel debate will be organized jointly by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to UN in Geneva to explore how UN Special Procedures Mandate Holders could become more effective and efficient in fulfilling its functions and to constructively respond to global human rights violations.

The Geneva Centre to co-organize a major international conference in Vienna on inter-civilizational dialogue and equal citizenship rights

14 May 2019, GENEVA – Further to the invitation of the Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Board His Virtue Sheik-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue has been invited to co-organize a major international conference in Vienna on the theme of “From Interfaith, Inter-Civilizational Cooperation to Human Solidarity”.

The implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) key to encourage sustained international action against racism, say panellists at UN debate

09 May 2019, GENEVA – As a new deadly tidal wave of violence, hate speech and exclusion sweeps across the world, it is now high time for the international community to a joint stand against racism, racial discrimination and intolerance and to address the fundamental structural root causes of these scourges through the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA).

Letter of the Executive Director Ambassador Jazairy to The Financial Times entitled “Time for Sudan to sign UN Convention on Women” published in the FT of 9 May 2019

Link to original article: https://www.ft.com/content/b981e4aa-7016-11e9-bf5c-6eeb837566c5

9 May 2019 - I wholeheartedly support Zeinab Badawi’s op-ed “Women, hopeful for change, are driving Sudan’s uprising” (May 6), in which she refers to my eminent classmate at Oxford university, Sadiq al-Mahdi, and to his (brilliant) daughter Maryam.

Delegation of the Geneva Centre received by the Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims' Board His Virtue Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh

03 May 2019, BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – The Head of the Religious Community in Azerbaijan His Virtue Shaikh-ul Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh invited the delegation of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, represented by its Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and its project and communications officer Mr Blerim Mustafa, to a private audience in his residence in Baku.

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