11th Session of the Forum on Minority Issues – Statement about Statelessness

11th Session of the Forum on Minority Issues – Statement about Statelessness

The 11th Session of the Forum on the Minority Issues on the theme “Statelessness: A Minority Issue”was held in the Palais des Nations (Geneva) on 29 and 30 November 2018.   As promoters of cultural diversity and peacebuilding, Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development for Peace’s representatives took part in this event, because statelessness is a humanContinue Reading 11th Session of the Forum on Minority Issues – Statement about Statelessness

Discussion with Irina Bokova, the former UNESCO’s Executive Director (2009-2017)

Discussion with Irina Bokova, the former UNESCO’s Executive Director (2009-2017)

As promoter of cultural diversity, the representative of CD4Peace attended on the 27th of November 2018, the event organized by Art Law Center (Prof. Marc-André Renold) at the University of Geneva. It was a good opportunity to exchange the ideas about cultural diversity issues and the future projects of CD4Peace with a leading personality in theContinue Reading Discussion with Irina Bokova, the former UNESCO’s Executive Director (2009-2017)

Climate Change and Peace at the Palais des Nations (panel discussion)

Climate Change and Peace at the Palais des Nations (panel discussion)

The event “Sustaining Peace in an Era of Climate Change” was held at the Palais des Nations on November 8th, during the 31stSession of the UN Universal Periodic Review. During the panel, the speakers discussed various issues and conflicts arising from climate change and aimed to provide some solutions regarding peacebuilding and peacekeeping in suchContinue Reading Climate Change and Peace at the Palais des Nations (panel discussion)

The Future of Democracy in the Middle East: Between Violence and Peace

The Future of Democracy in the Middle East: Between Violence and Peace

  The president of Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development for Peace, Hassan Fartousi, was invited by the Scandinavian Institute for Human Rights to present a paper at the Symposium entitled “The Future of Democracy in the Middle East” with the participation of a group of intellectuals, researchers and jurists in Geneva (22-23 September 2018). The topicContinue Reading The Future of Democracy in the Middle East: Between Violence and Peace

The Geneva Peace Week

The Geneva Peace Week

In this world where conflicts and violence are currently taking place on a large scale creating an urgent need for international cooperation to propose peaceful solutions, it’s important to take every opportunity to celebrate and promote peace. That is why we celebrated the Geneva Peace Week (05-09 November 2018). Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development forContinue Reading The Geneva Peace Week

70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

“The Universal Declaration has helped countless people gain greater freedoms and equality” –Zeid Raad Al Hussein (former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)   The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a revolutionary document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (1948) which reinforces all international human rights law and ensures that allContinue Reading 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

Conference on Disarmament

Conference on Disarmament

The Conference on Disarmament (CD), was held in Geneva between 18 May and 1st June 2018. It was recognized by the first Special Session on Disarmament of the United Nations General Assembly (SSOD-I)(1978) as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community. It succeeded other Geneva-based negotiating fora, which include the Ten-Nation Committee on DisarmamentContinue Reading Conference on Disarmament