Comment on Saudi-Jordan Trade of UN Seats

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, November 8, 2013 – In reaction to news reports that Jordan’s pull-out from next week’s UN human rights council election (see below) was part of a deal that will see Jordan obtain the Security Council seat recently rejected by Saudi Arabia, UN Watch executive director Hillel …

Top EU Lawmakers Urge Own Governments to Oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia in UN Rights Council Election

PRESS RELEASE BREAKING DEVELOPMENT: JORDAN PULLS OUT, CREATING ‘CLEAN SLATE’ FOR CHINA, SAUDI ARABIA & VIETNAM GENEVA, November 7, 2013 – Top European lawmakers today called on their own governments to oppose China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and other “manifestly unworthy” …

NGOs Release Report Urging EU & US to Oppose China, Russia, Cuba & Saudi Arabia in Next Week’s Election to UN Human Rights Council

New Report: UNHRC Candidates China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan, Vietnam are “Not Qualified”; Maldives, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, South Sudan, Uruguay are “Questionable” GENEVA, November 4, 2013 – As the U.N. prepares to elect 14 nations next week to its highest …