The Geneva Centre is a think-tank created in 2013 with its headquarters in Geneva. The Centre is dedicated to the promotion of a universal, value-driven human rights system, anchored in the principles of equity, non-discrimination, inclusiveness and solidarity.
The Geneva Centre’s mandate is based on the three pillars of research and analysis, capacity building with special emphasis on the MENA region, and promotion of a global, inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue on vital human rights issues, with the aim of fostering mutual understanding, acceptance of difference, and the celebration of diversity among the different peoples and regions of the world.
The Geneva Centre was granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on 26 July 2017. It is an independent, non-governmental organization that does not rely on public funding, which ensures its neutrality.
I am inspired by your coming together around a shared commitment to human rights and equal citizenship.
I was inspired by the human contributions of panellists who stressed the urgency of drawing on the inspiration of time-honoured religions, creeds and value systems to enhance equal citizenship rights.
I would like to express my gratitude to the Geneva Centre for organizing this timely event and for allowing me to express my views on this important topic.
Allow me to thank you as well for all your excellent work in the past month. Much appreciated.
I thank the Geneva Center for its action in general and for the organization of this conference.
Thank you so much for putting together this great event and allowing me to be a part of it. I wish you both the best and hope we have an opportunity to work together in the future.
This is the first time we meet at the UN on the interface between religions and equal citizenship. The event is therefore unique in a way. It involves religious and lay leaders from inside and outside the UN.
Your documents have helped us, among other things, in monitoring the work and preparing our own summary documents for internal use.
The decision of ECOSOC to confer Special Consultative Status to the Geneva Centre is an acknowledgement of the effectiveness of the Centre in discharging its mission to enhance human rights, promote awareness of human rights values beyond policies and train new generations in a value-driven approach to human rights.
My colleagues and I have much appreciated and are most grateful for the excellent reports received from the Geneva Centre on the recent session of the Human Rights Council. They are indeed very helpful documents which we consult on a regular basis.
It is a real pleasure and honour to be here. I congratulate the organizers for the really incredible and successful work they have done.
Thank you so much for sharing the summary report by the Geneva Centre, as well as for your amplification with the Centre’s community and readership, and also on social media.
Thank you again for the excellent reports we received during the last Human Rights Council session, which were very useful to our annual empowerment kits for rural women leaders and for the prevention of violence against women and children.
On behalf of the UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, I would like to thank and commend the Geneva Centre for organising this debate and putting the spotlight on enhancing access to justice for children.
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.
MARCH 2022 TRAINING SESSION
The Geneva Centre offered its “Cybersecurity & Human Rights” online training course. In this one-day short course, participants examined various digital risks related to human rights. The course is open to all participants interested in the topic.
NOVEMBER 2021 TRAINING SESSION
The Geneva Centre is pleased to offer its “UN Human Rights Council – Structure, Mechanisms and Procedures” online training course. The course is open to all participants interested in the proposed subject as well as topics on Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law and will be held from 8 to 12 November 2021.