“Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.” (Declaration of Principles on Tolerance: UNESCO)
The objectives of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue are focused on the promotion of human rights, encouraging a constructive humanistic dialogue between the Global North and the Global South on the values of justice, tolerance, rejection of extremism.
This brings the Centre to promote human rights awareness universally, with a particular emphasis on the Arab and Muslim regions, and to provide advice to governmental and international agencies with regard to the effective implementation of human rights.
The Geneva Centre hosts a workshop “Mediation Techniques and Tools” organized by the Geneva Academy for Peace & Mediation
7 November 2019, GENEVA – On the occasion of Geneva Peace Week 2019, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue hosted a half-day workshop entitled 'Mediation Techniques and Tools', organized by one of the Centre’s partner organizations – the Geneva Academy for Peace & Mediation. The workshop focused on the challenges and benefits of mediation and emphasized the importance of developing a relationship of trust and confidence between the parties.
The Geneva Centre assesses the outcome of the 42nd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council with special reference to countries and issues in the MENA region
The 42nd regular session of the Human Rights Council was held from Monday 9 September to Friday 27 September at the United Nations Office in Geneva.
The Geneva Centre regularly followed the proceedings of this 42nd session, in particular those relating to the human rights situation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and themes of special interest.
I. Opening statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Michelle Bachelet:
The Geneva Centre assesses outcome of the 41st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council on Muslim issues
19 September 2019, GENEVA - The 41st regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC40) was held from Monday 24 June to Friday 12 July 2019 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. It included the holding of 4 panel discussions and 198 side events, the presentation of 74 reports, the adoption of 26 resolutions and the review of 14 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) outcomes of UN member States.
The Geneva Centre and the UAE Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva co-organized a panel debate on the rights of the child on 18 September
18 September 2019, GENEVA – A panel debate was organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (The Geneva Centre) and the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN in Geneva on the enhancement of access to justice for children in the UAE and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It was held on the margins of the 42nd regular session of the Human Rights Council.
14 August 2019, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue is pleased to announce the publication of the second issue of its newsletter “Human Rights Without Prejudice” for 2019.
The Geneva Centre issues publication on enhancing access to justice for workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
17 July 2019, GENEVA – A new publication entitled “Improving access to justice for workers: The case of the UAE” has been published by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue. The publication is an outcome of a panel discussion held on 20 March 2018 at Palais des Nations in Geneva addressing the same subject. The debate was jointly organized by the Geneva Centre, the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) and the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).
Co-sponsors of international conference on "From Interfaith And Inter-Civilizational Cooperation To Human Solidarity" adopt Vienna outcome declaration
The participants of the International Conference,
entitled “From the interfaith and inter-civilizational cooperation to Human Solidarity” held on June 19, 2019 in Vienna, the capital of the Republic of Austria, with attendance of the officials of various countries and international organizations, lay leaders, academicians and religious representatives:
19 June 2019, VIENNA - On June 19, 2019, the Baku International Centre for Interfaith and Inter-Civilizational Cooperation (BCIC), the KAICIID International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Republic of Austria has held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, the International Conference "From Interfaith And Inter-Civilizational Cooperation To Human Solidarity".