18 December 2017, GENEVA – A declaration entitled “Mobility and human solidarity, a challenge and an opportunity for Europe and the MENA region” has been adopted today on the occasion of the 2017 International Migrants Day.
Further to the appeal made to the member States of the Human Rights Council by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “The Geneva Centre”) on 11 and 12 October 2017 on the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim population, a Special Session on the situation in Myanmar will hopefully take place in December 2017 in response to the importance and urgency of the situation.
The book on “Islam and Christianity, The Great Convergence: Working Jointly Towards Equal Citizenship Rights” assesses the outcomes of the panel debate held on 15 March 2017 at Palais des Nations in the framework of the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council. This debate was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Algeria, Lebanon and Pakistan, and the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to UNOG that were represented by their respective Ambassadors.
The publication “The Right to Development, 30 Years Later: Achievements, Challenges and The Way Forward” is an outcome of a panel discussion held on 5 December 2016 at Palais des Nations in Geneva addressing the same subject. This debate was organized jointly by the Geneva Centre and the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).
The book on “Women’s Rights in the Arab Region: Myths and Realities” reviews the outcome of the panel deliberations that were made during a side-event organized by the Geneva Centre in the framework of the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council, with the support of the UNESCO Geneva Liaison Office.
The side-event held at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) on 22 March 2016, entitled “The Advancement of the Status of Women in the Arab World”, sought to offer an alternative narrative about women in the Arab region, and to correct the widespread misperception and stereotyping of Arab women.