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The Geneva Centre is committed to working towards the attainment of the right to education and access to justice for all children.

Together with its partners and through pursuing common endeavours, the Geneva Centre examines the violations of the rights of the child in the MENA region and globally, as well as develops and disseminates the good practices in their prevention and elimination.

The goal of the panels organized by the Geneva Centre is to raise awareness about the need to protect the rights of children in vulnerable situations, in particular through enhancing access to education and access to justice, understanding the root causes and risk factors of child abuse and neglect, and identifying best practices in this domain.

OUR EVENTS

206, 2021

BACK TO SCHOOL NOT WORK: ENDING CHILD LABOUR IN A POST-COVID WORLD

2021, June 2nd|

On the occasion of the International Year on the Eradication of Child Labour, the Geneva Centre is organizing an online event entitled “Back to School not Work: Ending Child Labour in a Post-COVID World”. Join us on 17 June 2021 to learn more about child labour and to discuss how, together, we can reverse this trend.

1203, 2021

COVID-19 AND RIGHT TO EDUCATION: CURRENT IMPACT AND FUTURE CONSEQUENCES

2021, March 12th|

Invited speakers coming from different types of fields and organizations will discuss and elaborate on the current impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the right to education, and the future consequences it may have. Speakers will identify the main risks and problems and will also present solutions for the future, to safeguard and promote the right to education following the pandemic.

1809, 2019

ENHANCING ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN IN THE UAE

2019, September 18th|

A panel debate on the enhancement of access to justice for children in the United Arab Emirates and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was held on the margins of the 42nd regular session of the Human Rights Council. The purpose of the panel was to raise awareness about the need to protect

1012, 2018

EDUCATION FOR PEACE IN A MULTI-RELIGIOUS WORLD

2018, December 10th|

The panel debate was held on the occasion of the 2018 World Human Rights Day at the United Nations Office in Geneva. The focus of the conference was to discuss how Education for Peace can engage different stakeholders to counter violent extremist narratives, build peaceful and inclusive societies as well as to promote universally shared values upheld in diverse faiths and creeds.

1205, 2017

ENHANCING EQUAL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS IN EDUCATION

2017, May 12th|

The Geneva Centre will organized, in cooperation with the UNESCO Liaison Office in Geneva, the International Bureau of Education (IBE) – UNESCO and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain, a panel discussion aimed at reviewing the role of education in enhancing equality of citizenship rights and diversity within communities affected by inter-communal civil strife.

2803, 2015

CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT: THE MENA AS A CASE STUDY

2015, March 28th|

On June 30th, at the side-lines of the 29th regular session of the Human Rights Council, the Geneva Centre hosted a panel discussion entitled Children in Armed Conflict: The MENA as a Case Study. The side-event, organized in collaboration with Union des Nations pour l’Enseignement, la Science Universelle et les Droits de l’Homme (UNESU), aimed to raise awareness and share experiences on the

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