Bahraini Diplomatic Institute top official visits Geneva Center

March 25, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Geneva Executive Director of the Bahraini Diplomatic Institute Dr. Sheikha Mounira Bint Khalifa Al-Khalifa visited the headquarters of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue on Thursday.

Ms. Al-Khalifa was greeted by Geneva Centre’s Chairman Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim and Executive Director Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, who praised her efforts to promote the skills of the new generation of Bahraini diplomats.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the potential areas of collaboration between the Geneva Centre and Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry, in the framework of the promotion and advancement of human rights in the Arab region and at a global level. They also reviewed the possibility of launching joint initiatives between both actors to encourage global dialogue between the Global South and the Global North, as well as within the Arab region.

It is noteworthy that the Geneva Centre co-organized a panel debate on March 12 with the UNESCO Liaison Office in Geneva, the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE) and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain to UN Geneva, entitled Human rights: Enhancing equal citizenship rights in education”.

The debate assessed the impact of education in rebuilding societies affected by civil strife in the broader context of human rights. Bahrain’s pilot vision to promote education toward equal citizenship rights was detailed in a book published by the Geneva Centre bearing the same title as the event itself.

The parties discussed the possibility of executing joint training programs for Bahraini diplomats in the field of human rights education, multilateral diplomacy and communications.

Through its rigorous human rights training programs, the Geneva Centre has trained more than 100 professionals including journalists, lawyers and diplomats from the Arab region in key decision-making positions on human rights.

Source: International Islamic News Agency