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The Geneva Centre holds panel discussion on the Right to Development

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, in  cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the UN and other International Organizations in Switzerland, organized a panel discussion entitled “The Right to Development, 30 years later: achievements, challenges and the way forward”, which took pla ce at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 5 December 2016. The discussion was an opportunity to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development, as well as the 2016 International Human Rights Day.

The Chairman of the Geneva Centre’s Board of Management, H. E. Dr. Hanif Al Qassim, and H. E. Mr. Vaqif Sadiqov, Ambassador and Permanent Representati ve of Azerbaijan to the UN and other international organizations in Switzerland delivered inaugural addresses.

The Geneva Centre to hold panel entitled “The Right to Development, 30 years later: achievements, challenges and the way forward”

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, in  cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the UN and other International Organizations in Switzerland, will organitze a panel discussion entitled “The Right to Development, 30 years later: achievements, challenges and the way forward”, which will take  place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 5 December 2016. The discussion will be an opportunity to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development, as well as the 2016 International Human Rights Day.

The Chairman of the Geneva Centre’s Board of Management, H. E. Dr. Hanif Al Qassim, and H. E. Mr. Vaqif Sadiqov, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the UN and other international organizations in Switzerland will deliver inaugural addresses.

Ambassador Jazairy participates in the OIC-IPHRC’s seminar on the Right to Development

On 12th and 13th October, the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation held, in Abu Dhabi, a seminar on the Right to Development in order to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Right to Development.

The seminar, organized in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as well as with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, aimed at calling for renewed reflection and joint action by all stakeholders, both at the national and international levels, to ensure that all individuals are able to participate in, contribute to and benefit from the fruits of the right to development.

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.

The 13 young professionals (4 women and 9 men) that took part in the training programme had the chance to benefit from a 4-day intense training programme that offered an overview of the role of civil society representatives and non-governmental organizations in the protection and promotion of human rights, with a particular focus on their constructive engagement within international human rights mechanisms.

Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony – A successful event organized by the Geneva Centre

The panel discussion entitled “Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony”, which took place at Palais des Nations in Geneva, was organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue as a side-event to the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council.  The partners of the Geneva Centre in the organization of this event were the Permanent Mission of Algeria to the UN and other International Organizations in Switzerland, and the Independent Permanent Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The discussion was an opportunity to present a study mandated by the Geneva Centre to the renowned Swiss-Algerian intellectual Dr. Zidane Meriboute, bearing the same name as the event.

The Chairman of the Geneva Centre’s Board of Management, H. E. Dr. Hanif Al Qassim, H. E. Ambassador Boudjemâa Delmi, Permanent Representative of Algeria to the UN and other international organizations in Switzerland, and H. E. Ambassador Abdul Wahab, Chairman of the Independent Permanent Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, pronounced the opening remarks and inaugurated the debate.

The Geneva Centre to hold panel discussion on the theme “Muslims in Europe: The Road to Social Harmony”

In the framework of the 33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 

Panel Discussion: Muslims in Europe: the Road to Social Harmony 

Monday, 19th September 2016, from 12:00 to 14:00

Palais des Nations, Room XXII

In view of the increasing tension affecting the Islamic community in Western Europe, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, has commissioned Dr. Zidane Meriboute, a renowned Swiss-Algerian intellectual, to write a study entitled “Muslims in Europe: The road to social harmony”. This study, published by the Geneva Centre in September 2016, has been revised by H.E. Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre, and includes a preface by H.E. Dr. Hanif Al Qassim, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Geneva Centre.

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.

Statement Condemning the Latest Coup In Turkey

The entire world followed with increasing concern the coup attempted by a group of members of the army, against the peacefully elected regime of the Turkish people. With their acts, the rebellious group intended to jeopardise the democratic institutions that have been freely elected by the People for more than a decade.

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (GCHRAGD), which was founded on the principles of dialogue and respect of the will of the people and of their sovereignty, firmly condemns this attempted coup.

Statement of Condolences for the Victims of the Nice Terror Attack

The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue expresses its deep regret and consternation for the outrageous acts of terror that hit the city of Nice, causing more than 84 innocent victims and dozens of gravely wounded among the spectators taking part to the display of fireworks organized to mark the 14th of July, the French National Day, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.