Human rights should be essential drivers of national policy in every nation in the world. The Geneva Centre recognizes that increased awareness about the importance of human rights is the first and most important step we can take in this direction.
The Centre follows and participates in the United Nations meetings of the human rights mechanisms, where it delivers oral statements, produces reports and engages in advocacy activities. To raise awareness about human rights, the Geneva Centre also produces written statements on the occasion of international commemorative days, issues position papers, shares summary reports of international webinars and conferences, and regularly produces videos linked to pressing human rights issues.
UN HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – 52ND SESSION
The Geneva Centre will closely monitor the 51st session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in March 2023.
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – 51ST SESSION
The Geneva Centre will closely monitor the 51st session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in September 2022.
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – 50TH SESSION
The Geneva Centre monitored the 50th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in June 2022.
HUMAN RIGHTS RECOGNITION AWARDS
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN HUMAN RIGHTS
The 2022 Human Rights Recognition Awards (HRRA) is dedicated to identify and acknowledge outstanding contributions and innovative projects undertaken by youth in their communities where they have made a significant positive impact.
INDIVIDUAL’S ENGAGEMENT IN HUMAN RIGHTS
Celebrating individuals who work for the protection, promotion and advancement of human rights in the field, and offer recognition and visibility of these individuals' significant contributions.
Scientific Café – Episode 5. Promoting Women’s Role in Peacebuilding – Interview with Dr. Racquel Warner (2022)
Scientific Café – Episode 4. COVID-19 and the Right to Information – Interview with Professor Biagio Andò, University of Catania (2022)
Scientific Café – Episode 3. COVID-19 and the Right to Information – Interview with Professor María José Bravo Bosch
GENEVA CENTRE’S STATEMENT ON SYSTEMIC RACISM
On 18 March 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council held a General Debate under Item 9 "Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance". Apart from Member and Observer States, 59 civil society organizations took the floor to deliver oral interventions, including the Geneva Centre who was the first organization on the speaking list.
THE GENEVA CENTRE CONGRATULATES THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ON HER APPOINTMENT
The Geneva Centre warmly congratulates Ms Nazhat Shameem Khan of Fiji on her election as the President of the UN Human Rights Council for the 15th cycle in 2021.