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 New York, 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 …

Mixed Grades for UN on Anti-Semitism

PRESS RELEASE New York, Nov. 1, 2007 —  While the United Nations has taken several “unprecedented” steps in recent years to recognize and reject anti-Semitism, the world body has yet to “to fully live up to its promise,” according to a report released today by UN Watch. “Founded upon …

Issue 166: UN Human Rights Council Opens Permanent Indictment of Israel

Egyptian ambassador interrupts UN Watch speech on biased agenda Geneva, Sept. 20, 2007  — Today the UN Human Rights Council launched a new agenda item singling out Israel for permanent indictment. The debate allowed the Palestinian representative to take the floor and accuse Israel of …

UN Palestinian Conference at European Parliament is “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch calls on UN and European leaders to convert propaganda budget into “ploughshares of hope” Geneva, Aug. 30, 2007 —  A conference organized today and tomorrow at the European Parliament in Brussels by a UN Palestinian committee contravenes the principles of the …

U.N. Chief Rebuked in Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Islamic states call for “streamlining relationship” with Ban Ki-moon, accuse him of “singling out” council measures that single out Israel Geneva, July 25, 2007 — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was rebuked by Islamic states in the Human Rights Council today for having …

Irregularities, Old Habits Plague UN Human Rights Council Transition

PRESS RELEASE Canada ignored, Israel censured, Darfur atrocities dismissed Geneva, June 20, 2007  —   Confusion, old habits and a new sense of lawlessness continued to plague the UN Human Rights Council today as it struggled to open its second year with newly established procedures.  Canada protested to …

Canadian Parliamentarian Rejected Offer to Join Tutu’s UN Mission to Gaza

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights Advocate and former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler: “Mandate Violated Fundamental Justice” Geneva, June 13, 2007 — In a powerful speech today before the UN Human Rights Council that followed an address by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Canadian parliamentarian and former justice …

Why Irwin Cotler Said No to the Tutu Mission

In this Issue: UN Council to Absolve Cuban and Belarus Regimes, Place Israel Under Permanent Indictment The Tutu Mission: Why Irwin Cotler Said No Iran’s Racism Exposed in Plenary Anti-Western Official Jean Ziegler Questioned Also Watched: Libya to Chair Anti-Racism Panel? UN Rights Council to Absolve Cuba …