Mon 04-12-2017 23:37 PM
GENEVA, 4th December, 2017 (WAM) — The Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, has been awarded the 2017 Franco Cuomo International Award – under the category of Special International Award – at the Italian Senate in Rome in recognition of the Geneva Centre’s efforts to promote a value driven human rights system and to encourage global dialogue between the Global North and the Global South.
This prestigious award is conferred upon intellectuals, writers, journalists and dramaturgs who promote culture and social commitment. The annual award aims at commemorating the teachings and the ideas of Franco Cuomo, an Italian writer and journalist who passed away in 2007. The Franco Cuomo International Award is placed under the auspices of the Senate, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of the Italian Republic in an attempt to underline the importance of Italian cultural heritage and to enable the award to serve as an occasion to reconcile spirits and minds.
He stated that the recognition of the efforts of the Geneva Centre to build bridges between the Global North and the Global South will further inspire the Centre to keep its gear high in enhancing its efforts to promote a value-driven human rights system.