Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development for Peace

Two wings for our world to fly in the sky of Peace


We foster and spread a culture of dialogue, diversity and co-existence. We work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We build bridges, networks and platforms between communities and governments. Through promoting cultural diversity and striving for sustainable development, we forecast peace.


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Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development for Peace, CD4Peace , is an independent, non-profit, international non-governmental organization, based in Geneva.

We aim to promote and protect Cultural Diversity Expressions and Sustainable Development, to enhance Human Rights, and to facilitate Conflict Resolutions and Peacebuilding around the world. We believe that without accepting and promoting cultural diversity, there would be no sustainable development; and conflict resolution could be happened when we recognize diversity in the process of sustainable development. Cultural diversity and sustainable development are two wings for our world to fly in the sky of Peace.






Hassan defended successfully his PhD in International Law at the University of Geneva. His PhD thesis focuses on the relationship between the WTO and UNESCO, regarding the legal regime of trade in cultural goods. In addition to law education, he completed a Master in MBA and Islamic Studies in Iran. Hassan worked in ISESCO Regional Office (Tehran), for 7 years as a program officer of culture and communication. Since 2014, he became involved with the NGO activities in relation to the Human Rights Council. Aiming to promote Sustainable Development and Cultural Diversity, he established CD4Peace in 2018.

Hassan FARTOUSI, President



Liliana Mota has worked at several UN agencies and programs, foundations and private sector, and more recently as project coordinator and resource mobilization consultant for African Development Bank in Cote D'Ivoire. She holds a double master’s degree in Economics and International Policies from the University of Lugano.

Liliana MOTA, Consultant



Maram DAOUD is a Human Rights activist, and MA candidate in “EU International Relations and Diplomacy” at the College of Europe - Brugge. In addition to BA in Economics from Damascus University, he holds MAS in International and European Security from both the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the University of Geneva.

Maram DAOUD, Consultant

Emma BAZ


Emma is currently completing a BA in International Relations at the Global Studies Institute (University of Geneva). She has also completed a Swiss-European Mobility Program at the University of Aberdeen. Having the defense of Human Rights as one of her core values, she followed a Summer School in Children’s Rights at the University of Geneva. Particularly interested in the role of international and non-governmental organizations on the world stage, she joined the CD4Peace team.

Emma BAZ, Junior Officer



in 2018, Joana graduated from a BA in International studies at Leiden University. During her studies, she followed a program in Environmental and Global Challenges at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. Coming back to Switzerland, she was seeking to discover the world of NGOs and joined the CD4Peace team.

Joana CRIVELLI, Junior Officer

Asalah DALAB


Asalah is currently a BA student in Diplomacy and International relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy. Through her studies, she developed an on growing interest in sustainable development. Also, being brought up in different cultures she witnessed inequalities which led to her engagement in human rights. Asalah saw some potential in NGOs when it came to peace making. That’s when she decided to join the CD4Peace team.

Asalah DALAB, Intern


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