International headquarters

In recognition of his remarkable efforts to promote friendship between peoples and his influential fight against hatred

Muslim World League leader Dr Mohammad Al-Issa receives honorary doctorate from UN – SPA

From the United Nations Headquarters based in Geneva and in the presence of its Deputy Secretary General, Academic Honor for Dr. Al-Issa of UPEACE

UN Under-Secretary-General: Dr Al-Issa is widely regarded as a leading international figure representing religious and intellectual moderation

President of UPEACE: Dr. Al-Issa is globally respected for his commitment to educate the whole world on true religious values

Dr Al-Issa:

This UN honor means a lot and stimulates more work in the service of peace

UPEACE has made remarkable global contributions to world peace … and bases its programs on shared human values

Geneva – MWL

The United Nations, through its University for Peace, awarded an honorary degree to His Excellency the Secretary General of the World Muslim League, Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, at a major celebration held at its headquarters in Geneva, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and President of the International Civil Service Commission, Mr. Larbi Djacta, and several European religious, intellectual, political and parliamentary leaders . The justifications were that this international academic honor for Dr Al-Issa through UPEACE came in recognition of his remarkable efforts to support international diplomacy, promote friendship and cooperation among peoples, and his influential struggle against hatred.


His Excellency Sheikh Al-Issa delivered a speech in which he expressed his thanks and appreciation for this honor which stimulates more work in the service of peace, as it comes from a prestigious university which has made remarkable global contributions to the service of world peace, in addition to this, it was established in accordance with an international treaty specifically for this noble purpose.

Dr Al-Issa praised the university’s great role in the service of peace, benefiting from its international weight.

For his part, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Larbi Djacta, delivered a speech in which he welcomed the wide recognition of His Excellency Dr. Al-Issa as a leading international figure representing religious moderation and intellectual, continuing to work hard to get the message of moderate Islam and peaceful coexistence all over the world, and to make efforts to educate Muslim minorities.

Mr. Djacta added: “Dr. Al-Issa is a unique figure who led the largest Muslim delegation to visit the Nazi concentration camp in Germany.

In turn, Dr. Francisco Rojas, Rector of UPEACE, stressed that the awarding of an honorary degree to Dr. Mohammad Al-Issa comes in recognition of his individual contributions and his humanitarian efforts in the field of peace. , conflict resolution and the promotion of harmony.

He pointed out that UPEACE, since its inception, has awarded this honorary degree to a group of eminent personalities, including five former heads of state and others of different nationalities and faiths.

He added: “UPEACE is honored to bestow an honorary degree on Dr Mohammad Al-Issa, who is widely recognized as the global voice of religious moderation, and for his commitment to educate the entire world on the religious values ​​represented in compassion, understanding and cooperation among humanity. Dr Mohammad Al-Issa has played a pioneering role in creating partnerships between societies, religions and nations.


It should be noted that UPEACE enjoys international prestige. It was established by treaty to the United Nations General Assembly in 1980, with a main campus in Costa Rica and offices in Rome, Addis Ababa, New York, Geneva, The Hague, Manila, Beijing and other. Its main mission is to serve humanity with a prestigious international higher education institution, with the aim of promoting the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence among humanity, and working to remove obstacles on the way. path to world peace in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations. It provides unique international contributions to studies on peace and conflict, dispute resolution, international law, human rights, environmental protection and security. Masters and doctorates in these programs are awarded to practitioners and policy makers who constitute the target group. In addition, it has a worldwide mandate to issue scientific degrees recognized by all member countries of the General Assembly, and is chaired in an honorary capacity by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Rodney N.

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