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.

Press release: "From Interfaith And Inter-Civilizational Cooperation To Human Solidarity"

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".

The implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) key to encourage sustained international action against racism, say panellists at UN debate

09 May 2019, GENEVA – As a new deadly tidal wave of violence, hate speech and exclusion sweeps across the world, it is now high time for the international community to a joint stand against racism, racial discrimination and intolerance and to address the fundamental structural root causes of these scourges through the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA).

The Geneva Centre co-organizes a UN Library Event on Leadership in Modern Multilateralism

12 March 2019, GENEVA - Multilateralism must be people-driven. The current rise of populism around the world is inextricably linked to a feeling of being excluded and kept out of decision-making processes broadly shared by ordinary people. These were the main conclusions of a joint event between the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the UNOG Library entitled Leadership in Modern Multilateralism.

The Geneva Centre reiterates the importance of eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls for the achievement of gender equality

25 November 2018, GENEVA – On the occasion of the observance of the 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue reiterates the urgent need to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, as a sine qua non condition for the achievement of gender equality worldwide.

The Geneva Centre participates in the third round of informal consultations on the long-term efficiency of the work of the UN Human Rights Council

04 October 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council to participate in the third round of informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The one-day consultation session was held on 04 October 2018 at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). Permanent Missions, national institutions, international organizations, NGOs and human rights bodies were present at the informal consultative session.

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim: Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence remains a source of guidance for bringing peace to the Arab region

Geneva – 2 October 2018 – The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, HE Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, praised Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence in expressing concern about the current rise of extremist violence. Dr. Al Qassim made this statement to honour the legacy of the great Statesman of the Global South that is observed annually on 2 October on the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence.

Geneva Centre co-signs statement on the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council

27 September 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue has co-signed a statement with The Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN) appealing to member States of the United Nations to review the implementation on the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action and to give guidance for new initiatives and strengthened actions through the adoption of an annual resolution.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: World Conference outcome declaration contributes to the realization of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

21 September 2018, GENEVA – The World Conference outcome declaration entitled “Moving towards greater spiritual convergence worldwide in support of equal citizenship rights” reaffirms its commitment to the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights (hereinafter “UDHR”) to promote peace, mutual respect and understanding across civilizations, cultures and generations, Dr. Al Qassim said on the occasion of the 2018 World Day for Peace.

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