Issue 366: U.N. rights chief blasts U.S. & Canada in opening address to human rights council

     UN commissioner Navi Pillay puts Canada on a human rights watch list and says: “Moves to restrict freedom of assembly continue to alarm me, as is the case in the province of Quebec in the context of student protests”. The remarks have drawn a rebuke from the Geneva-based group UN Watch …

Today: “Scandalous” UNESCO vote to keep Syria on human rights committee

PRESS RELEASE Despite bid by US & UK to expel Assad regime, UNESCO waters down draft resolution; Syria to keep seat on UNESCO board and rights panel NGO: “Syria’s membership is a lingering stain upon the reputation of the UN as a whole” GENEVA, March 8 – A resolution on Syria slated for …

Issue 309: Global Summit of Dissidents Opens Tomorrow * Live Webcast Info * IPS interviews key speaker Rebiya Kadeer

Global Summit of Dissidents Opens Tomorrow * Live Webcast Info * IPS interviews key speaker Rebiya Kadeer Tomorrow, as US President Obama opens the U.N. General Assembly, and the day before Iran’s President Ahmadinejad takes the U.N. podium, exiled dissidents from the world’s worst regimes will gather …

US Calls on UN Official Richard Falk to Resign from Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA – UN Watch salutes the US government for echoing our call for an end to the UN service of Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council’s expert on Palestine, after his recent posting of a cartoon showing a bloodthirsty dog wearing a “USA” garment and a Jewish religious …

Issue 300: UN Rights Official Depicts Jews & Americans as Bloodthirsty Dogs

UN Rights Official Depicts Jews and Americansas Bloodthirsty Dogs Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council’s permanent investigator of Israeli violations, recently posted the above cartoon on his blog. The image incites hatred against Jews and Americans, as detailed in the letter below. UN Watch is …

UN Defends Endorsement of Iran’s “Anti-Terror” Conf

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA — After a UN spokesperson defended the world body’s endorsement of Iran’s “anti-terrorism” conference—which accused the US, Britain, and Israel of perpetrating terrorism, and asserted a cover-up concerning 9/11 and the Holocaust—UN Watch today called on US and …

Issue 293: U.S. pulls out of U.N.’s controversial Durban III summit

UN Watch congratulates the United States for announcing today that it will stay away from the UN’s upcoming 10th anniversary commemoration of the 2001 Durban conference, a supposed anti-racism gathering that turned into a global festival of hate. The government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was …

Issue 283: Video: UNW on CNN’s Backstory * Upcoming Events in Oslo, New York, Geneva, Cincinnati, Cleveland, DC, Toronto, London

Click here for video ___________________ Upcoming UN Watch Speaking Events UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer is scheduled to speak at the following upcoming events: · Oslo, Norway, March 24 – Briefing to the Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence; Address to Oslo …

Issue 282: China interrupts UN testimony of ex-political prisoner; USA defends Yang Jianli

China interrupts UN testimony of ex-political prisoner; USA defends Yang Jianli   Click here for video In a clash this week at the plenary of the UN Human Rights Council, the Chinese government interrupted testimony by one of its most well-known former political prisoners. Supported by Cuba, China claimed …