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

Promotion of Albanian and Norwegian poetry in Geneva: Welcome to the 20th Ex Tempore soirée!

Posted by: Blerim Mustafa on January 23, 2016 (Arbanon Blog) After arriving in Geneva in 2010, I felt there was a need to reconnect with my country of birth, Norway, and Albanian roots. I remember being invited to the 18th Ex Tempore soirée hosted by the United Nations (UN) Society of Writers at the home … More Promotion of Albanian and Norwegian poetry in Geneva: Welcome to the 20th Ex Tempore soirée!