Geneva Centre issues catalogue of the exhibition “Veiling/Unveiling” on the headscarf in Islam, Christianity and Judaism
20 February 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “the Geneva Centre”) has published the “Veiling/Unveiling” catalogue that explores the history of the headscarf in different religious and cultural contexts.
Executive Director of the Geneva Centre Ambassador Idriss Jazairy meets the Archbishop of Canterbury
20 February 2018, GENEVA – The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy met with the Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby during a conference organized on 16 February 2018 by the World Council of Churches on the theme of “Ecumenical Spring: from Negotiated Frontiers to Open Borders.”
14 February 2018, GENEVA – In the wake of the Al-Azhar sponsored international conference on the situation in Jerusalem held from 17 to 18 January 2018 in Cairo, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) Ambassador Idriss Jazairy was received in a private audience by the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar His Eminence Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb.
The Geneva Centre organizes a panel discussion to inaugurate its exhibition “Veiling/Unveiling: The Headscarf in Christianity, Islam and Judaism”, a side-event to the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council
13 February 2018, GENEVA - The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva, is organizing an exhibition and a panel discussion on the theme “Veiling/Unveiling: The Headscarf in Christianity, Islam and Judaism”.
Panel debate on women’s rights: “UAE is one of the regions’ best-performers with regard to women’s empowerment and gender equality”
22 January 2018, GENEVA – During a panel debate on the advancement of women’s empowerment in the Gulf region, a group of high-level women’s rights experts praised the efforts of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to enhance women’s empowerment and advance gender equality.
Geneva Centre Executive Director: “The situation in Jerusalem is a textbook case of multi-faceted and cross-cutting violations of human rights”
19 January 2018, GENEVA – During a speech at the Al-Azhar conference in Cairo on the situation in Jerusalem, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Ambassador Idriss Jazairy appealed to the international community, and in particular the Arabic and Muslim community, “to join forces and act in concert in order to halt the violations of Palestinians’ human rights.”
Civil society organizations and specialists pledge to address the plight of people on the move in Europe and the MENA region through the adoption of a Geneva Declaration
11 January 2018, GENEVA – In response to the protracted migrant and refugee crisis that has affected primarily Europe and the MENA region, a coalition of international organizations took the initiative to adopt the 2017 Geneva Declaration entitled “Mobility and human solidarity, a challenge and an opportunity for Europe and the MENA region” pledging increased cooperation between decision-makers to address the adverse impact of the crisis.