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

03 May 2018, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue (“the Geneva Centre”) was cordially invited by the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council to participate in the first round of informal consultation session on the long-term efficiency of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The one-day consultation session was held on … More The Geneva Centre participates in the first round of informal consultations on the long-term efficiency of the work of the UN Human Rights Council

As advocated by the Geneva Centre, a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council meets to review the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim and other minorities in Rakhine State, Myanmar

6 December 2017, GENEVA – The Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue has successfully campaigned for the holding of a Special Session at the United Nations Human Rights Council on the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar. On 11-12 October 2017, the Geneva Centre’s Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy … More As advocated by the Geneva Centre, a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council meets to review the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim and other minorities in Rakhine State, Myanmar

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

Expert Consultation “International enforcement mechanisms”, 6 June 2013 at UN’s Palais des Nations

February 21, 2016 (Arbanon Blog) – On 6 June 2013, an expert consultation on international enforcement mechanisms was convened by the United Nations (UN) Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, Dr Alfred de Zayas, at UN’s Palais des Nations in Geneva. 20 participants were invited to speak, including two … More Expert Consultation “International enforcement mechanisms”, 6 June 2013 at UN’s Palais des Nations