GENEVA, 29 November 2019 – The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was commemorated today at a Special Meeting held at the United Nations Office in Geneva, which was organized in observance of General Assembly resolution 32/40B. The Geneva Centre attended the Special meeting and joined the international community in reaffirming its commitment to upholding the rights of the Palestinian people.
World Children’s Day: Commemorative Conference Celebrates 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
“The children of today are standing up for their rights. What will you do?”
20 November 2019, GENEVA – 20 November celebrates World Children’s Day, and 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly. It is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world, which protects the right of all children to be free from discrimination, violence and neglect.
“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 Geneva Centre hosts an advanced human rights training programme for lawyers and legal experts from the UAE
From 26th to 29th September 2016, the Geneva Centre held a training course entitled “Promotion and Protection of Human Rights: Enhancing Civil Society’s Engagement”, destined for lawyers and legal professionals from the United Arab Emirates Association of Lawyers and Legal Experts.
An Arab Intellectual and Diplomat to Head the Geneva Centre: H. E. Idriss Jazairy appointed Executive Director
H. E. Idriss Jazairy was appointed Executive Director of the Geneva Centre on Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue. The Board of Management of the Centre welcomed him and wished him every success in his new responsibilities.
Idriss Jazairy is a prominent Algerian diplomat known at the national and international level, with a long experience also in the management of the non-governmental sector.
32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
On the occasion of the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council, The Geneva Centre on Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue organized, under the auspices of the Permanent Mission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria to the United Nations Office in Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland, a side-event at the UN Office in Geneva entitled: De-radicalization or the Roll-Back of Violent Extremism.
The future of the Human Rights Council: an eventful day organized by the Geneva Centre at the UN Office in Geneva
On 13th May 2016, the UN Office in Geneva hosted an important international meeting concerning the evolution of the UN mechanisms for human rights. The panel discussion, organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, focused on the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council and, specifically, on the Special Procedures mandate-holders. The meeting took place on the occasion of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Human Rights Council and revolved around the comparison between two important studies: one of these was authored by the retired Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, a member of the Geneva Centre’s Board of Management; the other by the expert Marc Limon, Director of the organization Universal Rights Group (URG). These studies were both devoted to the Special Procedures.
To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 on Combatting intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and violence against, persons based on religion or belief, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (hereinafter “Geneva Centre”) will convene, with the support of the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United Nations, a panel discussion aimed at analysing opportunities and challenges ahead for the fight against the scourge of Islamophobia.