The Arab-European Centre for Human Rights and International Law chose Tunisian artist, Amel Gharbi, to serve as Ambassador for Peace and Goodwill to the Centre during a ceremony held in the city of Dubai on Wednesday on the sidelines of the international conference for peacemakers and development.
Amel Gharbi’s nomination came by Dr Asma bin Saeed Vice-President of International & Diplomatic Relations, with the approval of the members of the General Secretariat of the Arab European Centre. The Secretary-General of the Arab European Centre, Ihan Gaff, also attended the ceremony, along with Dr Ahmed Ghazi, Regional Director, Consultant Islam El Ghazouli, Chairman of the Senior Advisory Body, Dr Asma Ben Said, Vice-President of International & Diplomatic Relations, and Producer Elie Khoury, owner of EK Productions.
Dr Ahmed Ghazi, Regional Director, noted during the ceremony that the artist is a promising young figure in the art industry who positively impacted Tunisian and Arab communities and had previously been named the Gulf Star on Dubai TV. It has provided many outstanding works of art to the general taste of Arab society, as well as participated in community and humanitarian activities.
For her part, the artist Amel Gharbi expressed her great pleasure at this international honour, which she regarded as a tribute and encouragement to her artistic career, stressing her willingness to participate in all the centre’s initiatives and humanitarian work that it launches annually and that this recognition is more of a responsibility of peace, social coexistence and rejection of violence than it is merely an honour.
The General Secretariat of the Arab European Centre has been keen to celebrate the most influential artistic personalities in their societies, believes that art carries a noble message and to chooses its representative to serve as an ambassador for peace. It is also seen as a tribute to the efforts of the great stars who contribute to promoting a culture of peace, social coexistence and dialogue of cultures and oblige them to participate in society and humanity.
It is worth mentioning that the Arab-European Centre is an independent, non-political and non-profit international humanitarian organization operating under the Charter of the United Nations and had the approval of the Norwegian authorities in 2006, with a number (NO.989862057-ORG) registered in the NGO database of the United Nations, registered with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and aims to disseminate the values and principles of peace and tolerance in the world.