UN officials on pending Congressional watchlist

Following UN Watch’s reports, articles and speeches exposing the scoundrels below, a bill pending in the  US Congress, H.R.2829 – United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act of 2011, effectively places these UN Human Rights Council officials on a watchlist: (8) Some of these [United …

45 rights groups urge UN Rights Council to investigate its Gaddafi-linked officials Jean Ziegler & Najat Al-Hajjaji

PRESS RELEASE After working for Gaddafi’s propaganda radio, Najat Al-Hajjaji chaired UNHRC, headed UN’s Durban II racism conf & was UNHRC mercenaries expert GENEVA, October 21 — While the UN human rights office today called for an investigation into Gaddafi’s death, an international …

New UN Rights Appointee Pledges to Attack U.S. “Monster” and Israel

PRESS RELEASE NGO urges U.S. to condemn d’Escoto’s “divisive and politicized abuse of mandate” Geneva, June 23 —  As the Geneva-based non-governmental organization UN Watch warned last week, controversial ex-Sandinista Miguel d’Escoto is already abusing his new mandate as adviser …

Qaddafi's man at the U.N., Mary Robinson's legacy-hire, reelected as VP

Jean Ziegler, Qadaffi’s man at the U.N. Human Rights Council — and a legacy hire of Mary Robinson — was reelected this week as Vice-Chair of its Advisory Committee. Ziegler is a former Socialist politician in Switzerland, the author of numerous books accusing America, capitalism, and the West of …

To Sounds of Cheers, UN Human Rights Council Elects Khaddafi Prize Founder to Expert Post

PRESS RELEASE Jean Ziegler Co-Founded “Moammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize” in 1989, Supported Mugabe and Castro Regimes Geneva, March 26, 2008 — To the sound of cheers, and by an overhwelming majority of 40 out of 47 votes, the UN Human Rights Council today elected Jean Ziegler, the co-founder of the …

Conflict of Interest: UN’s Jean Ziegler made country visits to praise political friends, not fight world’s hunger emergencies

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, March 11, 2008 — The UN refused to publish a submission by a Geneva non-governmental organization detailing conflict of interest on the part of a UN rights official whose two reports released today heap praise on the Cuban and Bolivian governments. (See text below.) UN special rapporteur on …

Issue 129: Authoritarians as Human Rights Adjudicators

With the annual meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights more than a month away, the traditional furor at its hypocrisies has come early.  From England’s Sunday Telegraph to the Miami Herald, editorial writers were outraged to learn that Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe were elected to a five-member …