37 NGOs Urge UN Secretary-General Ban to Intervene on Darfur

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 14, 2007  —  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s stance on Darfur has “dissipated pressure rather than building it,” according to an appeal published today by UN Watch and 36 other non-governmental organizations.  Based in Geneva, UN Watch represented the largest …

UN Rights Council Disappoints Again on Darfur

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, March 30, 2007  —  UN Watch expressed its deep disappointment that the UN Human Rights Council this morning adopted a weak consensus resolution on the human rights situation in Darfur that again failed to condemn or even to cite the Sudanese government, or any other party to the conflict …

UN Rights Council Considering Weak Darfur Resolutions

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch Analysis of the Two Pending Drafts Geneva, March 27, 2007  —  At its ongoing fourth session, the UN Human Rights Council’s European Union and African Group members have tabled competing draft resolutions on the human rights situation in Darfur, Sudan.  The Council will take …

EU Darfur Draft Falls Short, NGOs Demand Endorsement of Jody Williams’ Recommendations

PRESS RELEASE Coalition of 60 NGOs:  Credibility of Council is at Stake Geneva, March 21, 2007   —  An international coalition of 60 leading non-governmental organizations, including the Save Darfur Coalition, the World Federation of United Nations Associations, the Presbyterian and Anglican churches, and …

UN Rights Council Must Recognize Darfur Report

PRESS RELEASE New Body’s Credibility Is At Stake Geneva, March 16, 2007   —  UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer delivered the following statement today before the plenary of the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva:   Mr. President, The Darfur Mission asks the council to recognize what …

Sudan reneges on UN Darfur mission

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Feb. 14, 2007  — UN Watch today urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour to condemn the Sudanese government for reneging on an earlier agreement to allow a UN mission to assess the situation in Darfur. “The Khartoum regime is once …

UN Darfur Mission Questioned

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Feb. 1, 2007  — UN Watch today urged changes to the makeup of the assessment team that the UN Human Rights Council is about to send to the troubled Darfur region of Sudan.  In a letter to Council President Luis Alfonso De Alba of Mexico, the Geneva-based human rights organization …

NGO Demands Independent Inquiry into UN Peacekeeper Sexual Abuse Scandal

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, January 3, 2007  — UN Watch today called on new UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon to create immediately an independent investigation into disturbing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by UN peacekeepers in southern Sudan, with full powers to prosecute offending soldiers as well as UN …

Issue 153: UN Peacekeeper Sexual Abuse Scandal Requires Independent Inquiry

A major story today from London’s Daily Telegraph, cited around the globe, revealed that UN peacekeepers in the southern part of Sudan have been sexually abusing minors from the local population—so far, with impunity. UN Watch urged new Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Human Rights High Commissioner …