In first-ever review of Palestinians’ record on child rights, UN committee accepts blame Israel narrative

In its first ever review of the Palestinians’ record on child rights on January 28-29, 2020, the UN child rights committee largely accepted the Palestinian narrative of blaming Israel for its own shortcomings when determining Palestinian compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This came …

UN censors UN Watch submissions on Palestinian abuse of child rights

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, February 25, 2020 – As foreign ministers gathered in Geneva today for the 2020 opening of the UN Human Rights Council, the non-governmental organization UN Watch filed a complaint with UN chief Antonio Guterres over the world body’s refusal to publish its written submissions …

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 …

UN Singles Out Israel as World’s Only Violator of Women’s Rights; Iran, Saudi Arabia & Yemen Among the Voters

GENEVA, July 24, 2019 — Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan were among members of the UN’s 54-nation economic and social council, a principal organ of the world body, who voted to single out and condemn Israel yesterday as the only country in the world that violates women’s rights. The Jewish state …

UN’s New Passport Requirement ‘Bans Dissidents’, Watchdog Tells UN Chief

GENEVA, May 7, 2019 — The Geneva-based non-governmental organization UN Watch today filed a complaint with UN chief Antonio Guterres regarding an apparent new UN rule that effectively bars human rights dissidents from speaking at the United Nations. (See text of complaint below; PDF here.) According to …

Rights Group Lodges UN Case Against Cuba for Release of Jailed Dissident Dr. Eduardo Cardet

UN Watch hopes to exert pressure on Cuba GENEVA, July 26, 2018 – Human rights lawyers lodged a legal complaint with the UN today to demand that Cuba release Dr. Eduardo Cardet, a dissident who has been jailed, severely beaten and denied medical treatment since his violent arrest on November 30, …