The Geneva Centre participates in the third round of informal consultations on the long-term efficiency of the work of the UN Human Rights Council

04 October 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council to participate in the third round of informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The one-day consultation session was held on 04 October 2018 at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). Permanent Missions, national institutions, international organizations, NGOs and human rights bodies were present at the informal consultative session.

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim: Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence remains a source of guidance for bringing peace to the Arab region

Geneva – 2 October 2018 – The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, HE Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, praised Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence in expressing concern about the current rise of extremist violence. Dr. Al Qassim made this statement to honour the legacy of the great Statesman of the Global South that is observed annually on 2 October on the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence.

Geneva Centre co-signs statement on the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council

27 September 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue has co-signed a statement with The Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN) appealing to member States of the United Nations to review the implementation on the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action and to give guidance for new initiatives and strengthened actions through the adoption of an annual resolution.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: World Conference outcome declaration contributes to the realization of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

21 September 2018, GENEVA – The World Conference outcome declaration entitled “Moving towards greater spiritual convergence worldwide in support of equal citizenship rights” reaffirms its commitment to the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights (hereinafter “UDHR”) to promote peace, mutual respect and understanding across civilizations, cultures and generations, Dr. Al Qassim said on the occasion of the 2018 World Day for Peace.

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: South-South cooperation brings peace and stability to the Global South

12 September 2018, GENEVA – Enhanced South-South cooperation is key to addressing instability and armed conflict as well as to bringing peace and stability to the Global South, says the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim on the occasion of the 2018 International Day for South-South Cooperation.

The Geneva Centre signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the NGO Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO)

29 August 2017, GENEVA - The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (The Geneva Centre) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NGO Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO) (African Meeting for the Defence of Human Rights in English). The agreement was signed today by Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre, and by Dr. Ibrahima Guissé, Executive Director and UN Representative of RADDHO, on the premises of the Geneva Centre.

حنيف القاسم : حماية المدنيين خلال النزاعات المسلحة مسألة إنسانية وضرورة أخلاقية

جنيف-بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للعمل الإنساني لعام 2018 الذي يُحتفى به سنوياً في 19 أغسطس، دعا رئيس مركز جنيف لحقوق الإنسان والحوار العالمي معالي الدكتور حنيف حسن علي القاسم إلى زيادة التضامن مع المدنيين الذين تستهدفهم الأطراف المتحاربة دون تمييز خلال النزاعات المسلحة.

 

Chairman of the Geneva Centre visits World Council of Churches to discuss long-term partnership opportunities

13 July 2018, GENEVA – On 12 July 2018, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue HE Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim was received by the Secretary General of the World Council of Churches Reverend. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit.

The meeting was organized at the premises of the World Council of Churches in Geneva in the presence of the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre Ambassador Idriss Jazairy.

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