Hilary Clinton to speak at UN tomorrow while human rights agency gives podium to “Gaddafi Human Rights Prize” front group

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch urges Clinton, EU’s Ashton, France and UK to speak out GENEVA, Dec. 5 – On the same day as US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton speaks tomorrow at the UN’s European headquarters in Geneva, the world body’s human rights agency will be co-hosting an event, in a room next door, with …

White House Slams UN Racism Summit for “Silencing” Rights Group

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA – In a show of support for the Geneva-based UN Watch group, the White House stated it was “deeply disappointed” that United Nations rules for credentialing non-governmental organizations to yesterday’s world racism summit were used “to silence voices critical of …

Issue 307: U.N. Bars UN Watch From Monitoring Durban III “Anti-Racism” Meeting

In an unpredecented development, the United Nations has decided to block UN Watch from attending and monitoring this Thursday’s Durban III “anti-racism” meeting. See full story below.  This is the first time in history that UN Watch has been officially excluded from a UN proceeding. In response, …

Libyan front group slams U.N. human rights session, sides with Sri Lanka and Non-Aligned bloc

In a speech to the UN Human Rights Council today, the Libyan-sponsored group “Nord Sud 21”, founded in 1989 to manage the Moammar Kaddafi Human Rights Prize, criticized the session on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, echoing the argument of the Sri Lankan government and its allies that only …

Hillary Clinton urged to protest Swiss FM Calmy-Rey’s nomination of Qadaffi Prize founder to U.N.

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, March 6, 2009 — When they meet in Geneva today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should urge Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey to withdraw her government’s nomination to the U.N. of Jean Ziegler, a former Swiss politician known for his support of a French Holocaust …