The Geneva Centre hosts panel discussion on “Promoting interfaith and intercultural dialogue”

On March 5th, the Geneva Centre, with the support of Union des Nations pour l’Enseignement, la Science Universelle et les Droits de l’Homme (UNESU), hosted a panel discussion at the side-lines of the 28th regular session of the Human Rights Council. The panel discussion, which was moderated by Mr. Ricardo Espinosa, Head of Development and Global Initiatives at the Geneva Centre, successfully evoked good practices and challenges ahead for combating intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief.

Geneva Centre co-convenes side-event during Beijing+20 Geneva NGO Forum

To mark the 20th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women “Action for Equality, Development and Peace” (Beijing, 1995), which will be commemorated on the occasion of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in March 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, a UN Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) review meeting took place on 6th and 7th November in Geneva. The meeting addressed key areas of progress and challenges concerning the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the UN ECE member States, and discussed ways to strengthen gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda.

20 Years of Transitional Justice in Africa

Democratization process in Africa, as anywhere else, invoked transitional justice principles in order to redress legacies of human rights abuses in a manner that respects and protects the dignity of survivors and their relatives, without threatening future peace and security.

Zayed University Students Graduate from Geneva Centre Training Programme in ‘Human Rights and Global Dialogue’

At the closing ceremony, Geneva Centre Chairman Dr Hanif Al Qassim noted that “investing in the education of young women is one of the most effective ways to reduce gender discrimination and work towards a just and equal society.” Obaid Al Zaabi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, expressed his admiration for the way in which the Geneva Centre programme had been conducted, and for the responsiveness of the students involved.