It is of vital importance to spread a culture of tolerance in all its dimensions. Such a culture should not be limited to religious tolerance but should also include acceptance and respect of differing political opinions, non-discrimination in society with regard to ethnicity, gender, education and employment.
This spirit of tolerance, which is not one of reluctant acceptance but rather one of authentic recognition of specificities and celebration of human diversity, should also reach out to various segments of the population such as refugees, migrants, disabled persons and indigenous peoples. A number of the Geneva Centre’s events focus on addressing the fundamental question of finding the ways and means to restore tolerance, to move even beyond this notion which connotes a certain degree of reluctance, towards a state where there is full and equal acceptance of all, characterized by empathy and a celebration of diversity.
INTERFAITH DIALOGUE AND RECONCILIATION: CREATING AND SUSTAINING SPACES OF ENCOUNTER
Interfaith Dialogue and Reconciliation - Creating and Sustaining Spaces of Encounter (Online panel event, 22 February 2023, 12-13 pm CET)
BUILDING PEACE – ENDING RACISM
An online panel discussion "Building Peace - Ending Racism" held on 21 September 2022.
EMERGENCY ASSEMBLY ON THE RISE OF GLOBAL RACISM
An Emergency Assembly on the Rise of Global Racism was held at the United Nations Office in Geneva in the presence of more than 150 representatives of Permanent Missions, UN staff, civil society and academics.
CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY: BEYOND TOLERANCE THE PATH TOWARDS EMPATHY
The rise of exclusionary politics and xenophobic discourses can only be addressed by embracing diversity and promoting empathy between people, it was concluded in a panel debate held today at the United Nations Office in Geneva.
IMPROVING ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR WORKERS: THE CASE OF THE UAE
The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) – in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva – organized a panel debate on 20 March 2018 on the theme of “Improving access to justice for workers: the case of UAE”.
ENHANCING EQUAL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS IN EDUCATION
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.
THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE REMEMBRANCE OF THE VICTIMS OF SLAVERY AND THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE: AN OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT RACISM AND PREJUDICE
The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the UNESCO Liaison office in Geneva, organized a panel discussion on the occasion of the international day of the remembrance of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade.