UN global symposium: Arab region and the West need to define a common agenda to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment

15 September 2017, GENEVA – International experts on women’s rights from the Arab region and the West called on decision-makers from the Global South and the Global North to increase their efforts towards addressing barriers and challenges impeding the realization of women’s rights and gender equality. This conclusion was reached during a panel debate organized at the United Nations Office in Geneva held on 15 September on the theme of "Women’s rights in the Arab region: between myth and reality."

The Geneva Centre to hold panel discussion on "Women’s rights in the Arab region: between myth and reality" as a side-event to the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council

06 September 2017, GENEVA - The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) will convene, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations Office, World Trade Organization and other international organizations in Geneva, a panel discussion on the theme "Women’s rights in the Arab region: between myth and reality".

The Geneva Centre appeals for an end to the persecution of Rohingyans in Myanmar

29 August 2017, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “The Geneva Centre”) – a think tank with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council – deplores persistent discrimination against the Muslim minority in Myanmar which, as had been foreseen has lead to radicalization of the situation followed by the military clampdown by security forces against the Rohingyans in the Rakhine State in western Myanmar.  

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) grants special consultative status to the Geneva Centre

27 July 2017, GENEVA – During its Coordination and Management Meeting held on 25 - 26  July 2017, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a resolution granting the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (the Geneva Centre) special consultative status. The NGO Committee of ECOSOC reviewed the Geneva Centre’s candidacy for special consultative status during its session in New York held from 22 May to 23 May 2017. This session was attended by the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy.

Training Program for UAE Journalists in Dubai: The Geneva Centre launches its "Human Rights-Media" cycle

14 July 2017, DUBAI - The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (Geneva Centre) organized a training session in Dubai, from 10th to 13th July, for 14 UAE journalists. A top-class program whose title announced in advance the timeliness of its implementation and the importance of its realization. "Enhancing Journalists’ Role in Promoting Human Rights" was the focus of this training.

Meeting between HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Chaiman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim and Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim Chairman of the Geneva Centre on Human Rights and its Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy meet with Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales

16 June 2017, GENEVA – Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) as well as the Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy and Board Member Trevor Mostyn attended the inauguration ceremony of the new premises of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies whose patron is HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. 

Le Conseil suisse de la presse défend la position du Centre de Genève dans le contentieux avec Tribune de Genève

2 juin 2017, GENEVE -  Le 10 Octobre 2016, la Tribune de Genève (TDG), sous la plume du journaliste Alain Jourdan, publiait un article dont le titre faisait référence au Directeur exécutif du Centre de Genève pour la promotion des droits de l’homme et le dialogue global, et affirmait que cette fonction représentait « Un mandat en trop pour l’ex-diplomate algérien ».

The Swiss press ethics committee upholds the position of the Geneva Centre in litigation with Tribune de Genève

2 June 2017, GENEVA – On 10 October 2016, an article by the Tribune de Genève (TDG) signed by journalist Alain Jourdan claimed in its title concerning the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“The Geneva Centre”) that it was “One mandate too much for the former Algerian diplomat” indicating in the sub-title: “Human Rights Council:  Idriss Jazairy exercises simultaneously the functions of Special Rapporteur and of Executive Director of an NGO, an unprecedented situation.” The defamatory attack in

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