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 …

Rights abusers Chad, Saudi Arabia to win seats today on UN Security Council

PRESS RELEASE NGO urges U.S., EU, Ban Ki-moon to protest, citing child soldiers in Chad, subjugation of women in Saudi Arabia GENEVA, October 17, 2013 – The expected election today of uncontested candidates Chad and Saudi Arabia to the UN Security Council prompted calls by a Geneva-based human rights group …

UN’s Disgraced Richard Falk to be Honored Tomorrow by Famed US Financier at American University of Beirut

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch urges event to be canceled after Falk was condemned worldwide GENEVA, April 28, 2013 – A famous San Francisco tech finance pioneer is being called upon to cancel his sponsorship of a lecture tomorrow night that will honor a UN official who was denounced by world leaders last week for …

UN Chief Says “Not responsible” for Official Who Blamed Boston Attacks on US & Israeli Policies

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch: Ban Ki-moon denounced marginal figures insulting Islam, but won’t condemn own official insulting American dead and wounded GENEVA, April 23, 2013 – UN chief Ban Ki-moon has rejected calls to condemn a top UN human rights official who blamed the Boston terror attacks on “American …

US Government Condemns “Provocative and Offensive” Remarks by UN Human Rights Official on Boston Bombings

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch urges Paris, London, Berlin & Brussels to show solidarity with US victims GENEVA, April 23, 2013 – Geneva-based monitoring group UN Watch commended US Ambassador Susan Rice for answering its appeal with a sharp statement (see below) denouncing a UN official for his “provocative …

Georgetown University Bestows Highest Honor on Chair of UN Watch

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, January 18 – UN Watch and its Board are proud to congratulate Chair Alfred H. Moses upon being bestowed with Georgetown University’s highest honor on Monday, before an audience that included U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Chris …

U.N. Censures Syria But Waters Down Rejection of Assad’s 2013 Bid for Human Rights Council Seat

PRESS RELEASE Deleted from U.S. draft: “the current Syrian government’s announced candidacy for the Human Rights Council in 2014 fails to meet the standards for Council membership.”  GENEVA, July 6 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed today’s strong censure of Syria …

Issue 371: UN Watch Exclusive Report: Syria Running for the U.N. Human Rights Council, Says U.S.

U.S.-Sponsored Resolution Slams Syrian Candidacy By Hillel Neuer GENEVA, 4 July – In the past decade, the U.N. Human Rights Council elected Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya as chair, hailed Sri Lanka’s “promotion and protection of all human rights” after its army had killed thousands of civilians, and …

Clash at U.N.: U.S. defends rights group from fist-banging Cuba, China, Russia & Pakistan, after calls to expel abusers from U.N. rights council

PRESS RELEASE Concerted U.N. speeches slam Chavez bid for rights council seat; dictatorships urged “striking NGO statement from the record” Venezuelan banker & ex-political prisoner Eligio Cedeno challenges his oppressor; Chavez rep calls him a “terrorist” & “criminal,” …