UN global symposium: Arab region and the West need to define a common agenda to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment

GENEVA, 15 September 2017 – International experts on women’s rights from the Arab region and the West called on decision-makers from the Global South and the Global North to increase their efforts towards addressing barriers and challenges impeding the realization of women’s rights and gender equality. This conclusion was reached during a panel debate organized … More UN global symposium: Arab region and the West need to define a common agenda to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment

Panel debate at the UN: Education is the driving force in the enhancement of equal citizenship rights

GENEVA, 12 May 2017 – World-renowned experts on education and democratic citizenship rights concluded today that education is a key driver in building inclusive and peaceful societies and in enhancing equal citizenship rights especially in countries affected by inter-communal strife. These observations were made during a panel debate held at the United Nations Office in … More Panel debate at the UN: Education is the driving force in the enhancement of equal citizenship rights

The great convergence between Islam and Christianity needs to be re-discovered

On 15 March, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue held a side-event on the theme of “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working Jointly Towards Equal Citizenship Rights” that was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Lebanon, Pakistan and Algeria, and the Permanent Observer Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta … More The great convergence between Islam and Christianity needs to be re-discovered

2017 World Communications Forum: Public Diplomacy and Communication: Two sides of the Same Coin?

On 14 March, I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 World Communications Forum in Geneva in which I participated as a panelist at a panel debate on public diplomacy and communication with Daniel Holtgen (Director of Communications and Spokesperson of the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General at the Council of Europe) and Jennifer Stapper … More 2017 World Communications Forum: Public Diplomacy and Communication: Two sides of the Same Coin?

Ex Tempore 2017

Great evening with the United Nations Society of Writers (UNSW) in Geneva during the 21st Ex Tempore salon. In total, there were 17 readers among the 57 participants representing  UN, UNHCR, OHCHR, ILO, ITU, WIPO, UNDP, UNCTAD. There were readings  in French, English, Spanish, Albanian and Norwegian. I used the occasion to read Naim Frasheri’s poem “Bagëti … More Ex Tempore 2017