Dr. Al Qassim: “Rejoicing in the Other and celebrating diversity are needed more than ever to address the root-causes of intolerance”

16 November 2017, GENEVA – The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim deplored the rise of xenophobia, bigotry and marginalization - targeting refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons - that is taking effect in many regions of the world.

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim: “The United Nations is needed more than ever before to promote peace and justice worldwide”

Geneva, 24 October 2017 - In commemoration of the 2017 United Nations Day, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim called for enhancing the role of the United Nations to address issues related to the promotion of peace and security as a platform for collaboration and the advancement of human rights.

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim: Peace and stability must be restored in the Middle East and North Africa so as to alleviate poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October 2017

Geneva, 17 October 2017 - On the occasion of the 2017 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim observed that the unprecedented rise of violence and insecurity in the Arab region combined, breed poverty and societal decline.

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim: “Non-violence and lasting peace are key to secure the long-term stability of the Arab region”

Geneva/Dubai – 2 October 2017 – The Chairman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim is calling on the international community to address the surge of extremist violence exacerbating the volatile security situation in the Arab region. This appeal was made by Dr. Al Qassim in relation to the commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October 2017.

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim: “The world community must support the efforts of Bangladesh and the UN in offering temporary refuge and protection to the Rohingyans”

Geneva/Dubai, 2 October 2017 – The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Al Qassim appealed to the world community to provide financial, technical and material assistance to Bangladesh and the UN in providing adequate housing and shelter to the approximately 700,000 Rohingyan refugees - entrenched in Bangladesh - after fleeing persecution and oppression in Myanmar.

Child labor in the Arab region does not belong to the 21st century

By: Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

12 June 2017 (GENEVA) – Today marks the 2017 World Day against Child Labor to reaffirm the goal to eliminate all forms of child labor. This year’s annual theme highlights a subject that is often neglected, namely the importance of addressing child labor in conflict areas and in disaster settings.

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