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.
The publication, entitled “Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony – Proceedings of the UN Geneva side event held on 19 September 2016 and lessons learned” is the fruit of a panel discussion organized at UNOG by the Geneva Centre on the occasion of the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council. The meeting was held in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland, and with the Independent Permanent Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The discussion provided an opportunity to present and discuss the findings of a study entitled “Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony” which was prepared in 2016 by the renowned Swiss-Algerian scholar Dr. Zidane Meriboute.
In view of the increasing tension affecting the Islamic community in Western Europe, the Geneva Centre commissioned Dr. Zidane Meriboute, author of “La fracture Islamique: demain le Soufisme?” (“Islam’s Fateful Path”), to write a study entitled “Muslims in Europe: The road to social harmony.”
This publication examines the philosophical roots of xenophobia and its growth in historical perspective. A relative lack of concern over the presence of minorities has mutated in the case of Muslims into active racism of a new kind: “religious racism”.
The publication “De-radicalisation or the Roll-Back of Extremist Violence: Proceedings of the panel meeting” is an outcome of a panel discussion held at UNOG on 23 June 2016 by the Geneva Centre with the support of the Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland.
The discussion was themed “De-radicalization and the Roll Back of Violent Extremism” in recognition of, and as a follow-up to, the valued initiative taken by the United Nations Secretary General and by the Government of Switzerland who convened a Summit meeting on this important issue on 8 April 2016 to identify a plan of action to prevent violent extremism.