Dr. Al Qassim: “The promotion of Arabic language and culture is key to enhance cultural diversity and promote peaceful relations between peoples“

18 December 2017, GENEVA – On the occasion of the 2017 World Arabic Language Day, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim stated that the increased use of Arabic language worldwide is key to build bridges between peoples and to enhancing intercultural understanding between Arabs and non-Arabs.

Panel debate at UN: Decision makers in the MENA region and Europe must resort to dialogue and alliance building to address the migrant and refugee crisis

14 December 2017, GENEVA – Renowned global experts on the migrant and refugee crisis representing the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “the Geneva Centre”), the International Catholic Migration Mission (ICMC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Permanent Delegation of the Sovereign Order of Malta have today called for increased coordination and cooperation among decision-makers in the Middle East and Nort

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre receives the 2017 Franco Cuomo International Award

1 December 2017, GENEVA – The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “The Geneva Centre”) H. E. Ambassador Idriss Jazairy was awarded the 2017 Franco Cuomo International Award – under the category of Special International Award - today at the Italian Senate in Rome in recognition of the Geneva Centre’s efforts to promote a value driven human rights system and to encourage global dialogue between the Global North and the Global South.

UPDATE: Director-General of IOM to deliver a keynote speech at the opening session of the Geneva Centre’s panel debate on migration and human solidarity

28 November 2017, GENEVA - Further to the Geneva Centre’s announcement on 16 November 2017 entitled “The Geneva Centre to organize on 14 December a panel debate on the migrant and refugee crisis at Palais des Nations in Geneva“, we have the pleasure to announce that the Director-General of the International Organization for Migration H. E. Ambassador William Lacy-Swing has accepted to deliver a keynote speech at the opening of the conference.

Dr. Al Qassim: “The success of a society relies on its ability to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls”

25 November 2017, GENEVA – The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim calls for the elimination of all forms of violence adversely affecting women and girls. Dr. Al Qassim’s appeal was made in relation to the observation of the 2017 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Dr. Al Qassim: “Rejoicing in the Other and celebrating diversity are needed more than ever to address the root-causes of intolerance”

16 November 2017, GENEVA – The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim deplored the rise of xenophobia, bigotry and marginalization - targeting refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons - that is taking effect in many regions of the world.

The Geneva Centre to organize on 14 December a panel debate on the migrant and refugee crisis at Palais des Nations in Geneva

16 November 2017, 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 challenges and opportunities related to the protracted migrant and refugee crisis affecting Europe and the MENA region.

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