“There can be no social justice without promoting peace and enhancing equality,” says Executive Director of the Geneva Centre

20 February 2019, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 2019 World Day of Social Justice observed on 20 February, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy stated that the promotion of international solidarity and social justice are vital to the building of peaceful and inclusive societies.

DIVA International Diplomat: Interview with the Geneva Centre's Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy

1. Mr. Ambassador you have a long and impressive career. First of all, could you tell us a little about yourself?

I am currently the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, a think-tank holding special consultative status with the UN. I have held this position since July 2016. I was previously a Board member of the Geneva Centre.

On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the Geneva Centre strongly calls for the eradication of this woeful practice

6 February 2019, GENEVA: On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, reiterates the urgent need to eliminate all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls, in particular FGM, which is a practice that violates women and girls’ fundamental rights such as their right to health, their right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and even their right to life.

The Geneva Centre issues its latest publication on women’s rights in the Arab region

04 February 2019, GENEVA: A new publication entitled “Women’s Rights in the Arab Region: Between Myth and Reality” has been released by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue. On 15 September 2017, the Geneva Centre organized a meeting on the same theme in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt at the United Nations Office in Geneva. It was held as a side-event to the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan pays tribute to the Geneva Centre for its successful organization under the Prince’s patronage of the World Conference on religions and equal citizenship rights which was held in the UN Office in Geneva on 25 June

29 January 2019, GENEVA – In a letter sent to the Geneva Centre by the Patron of the 25 June 2018 World Conference on “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the latter has extended his most sincere congratulations to the Geneva Centre for having organized this major international conference at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

S.A.R. le Prince El Hassan bin Talal de Jordanie, le Secrétaire général du Conseil œcuménique des Eglises et le Directeur exécutif du Centre de Genève, s'adressent au Secrétaire général de l'ONU sur la situation en Asie Bibi

29 janvier 2019, GENÈVE - Dans une lettre adressée au Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres et signée par S.A.R. le Prince El Hassan bin Talal de Jordanie, le Secrétaire général du Conseil œcuménique des Eglises Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit et le Directeur exécutif du Centre de Genève pour la Promotion des Droits de l’Homme et le Dialogue Global Ambassadeur Idriss Jazairy, les cosignataires ont appelé le Secrétaire général de l'ONU à contribuer au règlement pacifique de la question de la Chrétienne Pakistanaise Asia Bibi.

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, General Secretary of World Council of Churches and Executive Director of the Geneva Centre address the UN Secretary-General regarding situation of Asia Bibi

24 January 2019, GENEVA – In a letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres signed by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Reverend Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, the co-signatories appealed to the UN Secretary-General to contribute to the peaceful resolution of the matter concerning the Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi.

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue signs MoU with the Geneva Academy for Peace and Mediation

18 December 2018, GENEVA - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue – an international think tank holding special consultative status with the United Nations – and the Geneva Academy for Peace and Mediation.

The agreement was signed on 18 December by the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and the Founder and Director of the Geneva Academy for Peace and Mediation Ms. Sibylle Rupprecht. 

‘Respect for the other’ lies at the heart of peace education, say panelists at UN debate

GENEVA, 10 December 2018 - Respect for the other lies at the heart of peace education and was a key thread through a  debate entitled “Education for Peace in a multi-religious world”. It was held on the 2018 World Human Rights Day at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the World Council of Churches held the debate on 10 December on the impact of peace education to promote mutual understanding and cooperative relations between people and societies.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: Education promotes unity in diversity and contributes to the enhancement of human rights

10 December 2018, GENEVA – Peace education is a vector for the promotion of unity and contributes to the enhancement of human rights, said the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, HE Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, in his statement commemorating the 2018 International Human Rights Day observed annually on 10 December.  

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre meets with the Founder and Director of the Geneva Academy for Peace and Mediation

05 December 2018, GENEVA – A meeting between the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and the Founder and Director of the Geneva Academy for Peace and Mediation Ms. Sibylle Rupprecht was organized on 4 December, at the premises of the Geneva Centre, to discuss long-term partnership opportunities between both organizations.

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

3 December 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 (HRC) to participate in the sixth informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the HRC. The one-day consultation session was held on 30 November 2018 at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

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

30 November 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 (HRC) to participate in the fifth informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the HRC. The one-day consultation session was held on 29 November 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.

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre: Israel’s de facto annexation of East Jerusalem violates the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination

29 November 2018, GENEVA – In observation of the 2018 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy appealed to the international community to express solidarity to the endeavours of the Palestinian people to exercise their right to self-determination. 

The Geneva Centre reiterates the importance of eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls for the achievement of gender equality

25 November 2018, GENEVA – On the occasion of the observance of the 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue reiterates the urgent need to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, as a sine qua non condition for the achievement of gender equality worldwide.

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

16 November 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 (HRC) to participate in the fourth informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the HRC. The one-day consultation session was held on 15 November 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.

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