Rare U.N. Speech: “Palestinians hijacked UNRWA to ensure Israel no longer exists as state for the Jewish people”

Statement by United Nations Watch Delivered by Dr. Einat Wilf, 23 September 2019 UN Human Right Council, 42nd Session Agenda Item 7 Transcript: Madam Vice President: In the 20th century, as empires collapsed and new states and borders were established, tens of millions of people fled or were expelled in the …

In The News: Hong Kong Lawmaker Urges UNHRC to Probe Police Brutality

On September 16, 2019, pro-democracy Hong Kong legislator Tanya Chan called on the top human rights body to investigate the “brutal crackdowns and preemptive violence” by police. Her speech urging High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to establish a commission of inquiry has been reported across …

Report Gives Mixed Reviews on UN Rights Chief’s First Year, Urges More Action Against Worst Abusers

GENEVA, September 12, 2019 — A new study on Michelle Bachelet’s performance in her first year as the UN’s top human rights official, presented today at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, gives the former Chilean president mixed reviews on confronting the world’s worst violators of human rights. Click …

UN Watch’s Rebuttal to High Commissioner’s Gaza COI Update

  High Commissioner Bachelet’s oral update concerning the Gaza March of Return suffers from many of the same flaws as the original Commission of Inquiry report published in March 2019 (see here and here for our rebuttal points to the COI report and press conference). Below is our initial rebuttal to her …

UN committee probes Palestinian antisemitism

UN Watch founder Morris B. Abram, expert member of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, addressing the world body on January 15, 1964, when the world body voted to endorse Abram’s draft of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms …