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  • Alexander Goldberg at the United Nations in Geneva
Alexander Goldberg co-founded the CCJO René Cassin organisation which is committed to using the Jewish experience to promote the rights of all. In this role he successfully negotiated for references to collective / group rights in a UN legal instrument with the adoption of the UN Basic Principles on Rights to Victims by the UN General Assembly in 2005. He was co-chair of the organisation for six years and remains a trustee.

He gave an address at the first session of the UN Human Rights Council where he called on the UN High Commissioner to give more support and time to minority non-governmental groups where he announced that CCJO René Cassin would be piloting human rights training for different minority groups.

He first raised concerns about the international inaction over the crisis in Darfur at the United Nations in 2005 and has actively campaigned on stopping the mass killings ever since.

Alex worked for the Commission for Racial Equality where he was the Senior Policy Officer for Race Relations. He was assigned to the Safe Communities Initiative working on areas such as integration and cohesion, community tensions and combatting racial hatred. He initiated the CRE’s Guide to Combatting Racial Hatred and a number of integration projects in Birmingham, Southampton and Tower Hamlets.

Alex was sent by the CRE as an impartial party to assist the Sikh community, West Midlands Police and the Birmingham Rep Theatre in resolving community tensions over a controversial play, Behzti, following rioting in Birmingham. He set up a community observatory to monitor tensions after 7th July 2005 London Bombings.

Alex Goldberg lead on cohesion, integration, equality and diversity issues at the Board of Deputies. He sits on the Equality and Diversity Forum for the Board of Deputies. He has commissioned and overseen research into shared values and citizenship in his role as Director in charge of the Community Policy and Research Group.

Alex is on the board of Tzelem, the cross-communal Rabbinic Call to Social and Economic Justice. He was an advisor to the Centre on Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM) and Race Equality Matters.

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  •  US State Department's 2012 Hours Against Hate

    US State Department's 2012 Hours Against Hate

  •  Alexander Goldberg at the launch of Tzelem

    Launch of Tzelem

  •  Alex Goldberg and Barry McGuigan at Kick it Out event

    Alex Goldberg and Barry McGuigan at Kick it Out event

  •  Prime Minister's Racism and Football Summit Group

    Prime Minister's Racism and Football Summit Group

  •  Alex Goldberg talking on air to Surrey Marrow Society

    Alex Goldberg talking on air to Surrey Marrow Society

  •  Alex Goldberg with Hannah Rosenthal and Farah Pandith at a 2012 Hours Against Hate concert in London

    Alex Goldberg with Hannah Rosenthal and Farah Pandith at a 2012 Hours Against Hate concert in London

  •  Alex Goldberg with Bishop Nick Baines taking a break from the BBC Religion and Ethics Conference on the set of Eastenders

    Alex Goldberg with Bishop Nick Baines taking a break from the BBC Religion and Ethics Conference on the set of Eastenders

  •  Alex Goldberg speaking in the Great Mosque of Paris

    Alex Goldberg speaking in the Great Mosque of Paris

  •  Alex Goldberg and Rowan Williams speaking on religion and human rights

    Alex Goldberg and Rowan Williams speaking on religion and human rights

  •  Alex Goldberg at Lambeth Palace

    Alex Goldberg at Lambeth Palace

  •  Alex Goldberg speaking to HM The Queen about Interfaith Relations

    Alex Goldberg speaking to HM The Queen about Interfaith Relations

  •  Alex Goldberg speaking with imams and rabbis in the European Parliament

    Alex Goldberg speaking with imams and rabbis in the European Parliament

  •  Alexande Goldberg with Katherine Marshall, faith advisor to the World Bank

    Alexande Goldberg with Katherine Marshall, faith advisor to the World Bank

  •  Alexander Goldberg speaking on a panel with Rowan Williams

    Alexander Goldberg speaking on a panel with Rowan Williams

  •  Alexander Goldberg lecturing on Human Rights at a René Cassin event

    Alexander Goldberg lecturing on Human Rights at a René Cassin event

  •  Alex Goldberg with Rabbi Michael Harris discussing Judaism and Human Rights

    Alex Goldberg with Rabbi Michael Harris discussing Judaism and Human Rights

  •  Alexander Goldberg meeting the German Ambassador to discuss threats to Jewish religious life in Germany

    Alexander Goldberg meeting the German Ambassador to discuss threats to Jewish religious life in Germany

  •  Alex Goldberg meets Moussa from Darfur at the Jungle Camp in Calais

    Alex Goldberg meets Moussa from Darfur at the Jungle Camp in Calais

  •  Alex Goldberg with Judith Heumann, United States Disability Rights Ambassador and Ann Copy, International Paralympic Committee member

    Alex Goldberg with Judith Heumann, United States Disability Rights Ambassador and Ann Copy, International Paralympic Committee member

  •  Speaking at the United Nations in Geneva

    Speaking at the United Nations in Geneva

  •  Alex Goldberg visiting a Comic Relief funded catering school in training up street children in Delhi

    Alex Goldberg visiting a Comic Relief funded catering school in training up street children in Delhi

  •  Alex Goldberg visiting the UN in New York

    Alex Goldberg visiting the UN in New York

  •  Alex Goldberg meeting Boris Johnson when he was chair of Faiths Forum for London

    Alex Goldberg meeting Boris Johnson when he was chair of Faiths Forum for London

  •  Alex Goldberg campaigning on Darfur

    Alex Goldberg campaigning on Darfur