Issue 591: UK, France, Germany join UN to single out Israel as world’s only violator of health rights

EXCLUSIVE REPORT Swedish delegate joins UK, France, Germany and other EU states today in voting “Yes” to single out Israel at the 2016 WHO world assembly, May 25, 2016. GENEVA, May 25 — The UK, France, Germany and other EU states voted today for a UN resolution, co-sponsored by the Arab group of …

EU & US Allowed Iran to Win Top Seat on UN Women’s Rights Board, Rights Group Says

Ban Ki-moon & EU’s Mogherini must condemn election of Iran to UN Women   UN Watch letter to EU UN Watch letter to Ban Ki-moon   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED NATIONS, April 13, 2015 – Out of possible deference to the nuclear talks with Iran, the EU and the US failed to stop the fundamentalist …

EU should reject UN Gaza report in tomorrow’s vote

U.S. & UK military experts tell UN: Gaza report is seriously flawed British Colonel Richard Kemp, second from left, with UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer. United Nations, Geneva, June 29, 2015 GENEVA, July 1 – The EU should adopt a principled position and oppose a PLO-drafted resolution that, …

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 …

EU’s Ashton: Turkish PM’s Remarks are “Unacceptable now and ever”

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch: Erdogan should apologize prior to next week’s racism debate in Alliance of Civilizations chamber Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife, Emine (right) inaugurating the Human Rights Council and Alliance of Civilizations Chamber at the European headquarters of the …

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 …

Russia, China pressure EU to water down UN text on Syria

PRESS RELEASE Syrian dissident testifying at UN emergency session, available for interviews À Genève: Un leader de l’opposition syrienne témoignera auprès de la session extraordinaire de l’ONU et sera disposible pour des entrevues GENEVA – Rights groups urged the EU not to give in to pressure by …

NGO urges Hillary Clinton, EU’s Ashton and UN rights chief Navi Pillay to block UNHRC resolution praising Libya’s human rights record

PRESS RELEASE Report hailing Libya scheduled for adoption in current session GENEVA, February 28, 2011 — UN Watch, which heads the Global NGO Campaign to Remove Libya from the UN Human Rights Council, today called on US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, EU foreign minister Catherine Ashton and UN rights …