UN Rights Chief Knocks West for Threatening Walk-Out of ‘Durban II Racism’ Conference, Wins Praise from Islamic States

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Sept. 8, 2008 — After new UN rights chief Navanethem Pillay addressed the 47-nation Human Rights Council for the first time today, independent human rights organization UN Watch praised her “inspiring life example as an anti-apartheid advocate,” yet expressed deep concern over her …

EU and UN Rights Chief Must Reject Proposal Against Free Speech, Zionism, at Today’s Durban II Session

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Sept. 5, 2008 — UN Watch urged European Union members and UN rights chief Navanethem Pillay to take the floor at a UN anti-racism session today to denounce a proposal by African states that attacks free speech, singles out Israel, and indirectly advocates the elimination of Zionism. The …

UN’s ‘Durban II’ Conference in Nigeria Slams Free Speech, Israel; Silent on Darfur Atrocities and African Ethnic Violence

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch: ‘African Declaration Breaches EU’s Red Lines’ Abuja, Nigeria, August 26, 2008  — Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch expressed alarm over the declaration adopted today by an African regional meeting Abuja, Nigeria, which will shape the UN world conference on racism …

UN Watch Refutes Arab Arguments for Anti-Israel Mandate

Chair of UN Rights Council Defends UN Watch Against Egyptian Bid to Stifle Debate on UN Impunity for Palestinian Terror             Egypt’s Amr Roshdy Hassan                        UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer    Click for video   UN Human Rights …

UN Watch to Rights Council: Durban II Draft ‘Breaches Red Lines’, Iran Has ‘Racist Policy’

PRESS RELEASE Tehran Responds, Accuses UN Watch of ‘Misinforming Council,’ ‘Distorting Reality on the Ground’ Geneva, June 20, 2008 —   A “non-paper” by the planners of next year’s UN conference  on racism singles out Israel for opprobrium and breaches Europe’s red lines, UN …

Richard Falk, Supporter of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, Begins Post as UN’s Palestine Expert

PRESS RELEASE Rights Council President Rejects Egyptian Bid to Delete Challenge from the Record Geneva, June 16, 2008 — Today the UN Human Rights Council welcomed former Princeton professor Richard Falk as the new expert to oversee its standing investigation into “Israel’s violations of the …

UN Watch Says Special Session was “Fixed from the Start”

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Jan. 23 — Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, a Geneva monitoring organization, issued the following statement concerning the UN Human Rights Council’s 6th special session. The special session called by Arab and Islamic states to condemn Israeli actions while ignoring its …

Issue 170: 60 Years Ago Today: UN Votes for Jewish and Arab States

Sixty years ago today, on November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted to created two states, one Arab and one Jewish, out of the former British mandate of Palestine. The world body played an integral role in fashioning the original two-state solution that the international community so desperately seeks today. It …

UN Set to End Scrutiny of Cuba and Belarus, Indict Israel; 27 NGOs Protest

PRESS RELEASE “UN’s last chance to save the Human Rights Council from itself,” says UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer Geneva, Nov. 2, 2007 —  A coalition of 27 non-governmental organizations is urging senior officials and member states of the U.N. to oppose a set of proposed changes …