The Geneva Centre issues statements to reaffirm its position on important topics linked to human rights.
To raise awareness about human rights, the Geneva Centre regularly issues statements on the occasion of international commemorative days linked to human rights.
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.
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2020
10 December 2020, GENEVA - Statement issued by the Chairman of the Geneva Centre, Ambassador Ghazi Jomaa. Allow me to recall on this occasion "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights"
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
1 March 2020, GENEVA – The 2019 coronavirus pandemic, which was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and ever since has kept spreading all over the world, has led to increased discrimination, prejudice, violence, and racism against Chinese people and people of East Asian and Southeast Asian descent and appearance.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
On the occasion of the International Women’s day celebrated on the 8th of March, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue delivered an oral statement during the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council.
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
20 February 2020, Geneva – On the World Day of Social Justice observed on 20 February, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Dr Umesh Palwankar, stressed the importance of social justice to build peaceful societies.
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
The theme of this year’s Human Rights Day is Youth Standing Up for Human Rights, a tribute to the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of a Child – and a further occasion to defend all these boys and girls that keep falling victims of conflicts and wars, forced labour and trafficking, homicide and abuse.
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR TOLERANCE
The 21st century has seen an unprecedented expansion of globalisation, yet, sadly, it has also witnessed a simultaneous growth in religious and ethnic intolerance. The fear of “the Other” – of those who are viewed as foreign or simply different – stimulates the rise of populism, hatred and marginalization.