21-year-old North Korean Survivor Addresses UN Debate

  On behalf of UN Watch, Yeonmi Park, 21-year-old North Korean survivor and human rights activist, addressed the UNHRC. Above: Ms. Park presented a copy of her forthcoming memoir In Order to Live (Penguin) to Australia’s Justice Michael Kirby, former head of the UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korean …

UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela

Issue 528 UN Watch’s Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela COURAGE AWARD GOES TO RAIF BADAWI, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AWARD TO IRANIAN JOURNALIST MASIH ALINEJAD Covered in Le Monde, The …

UN Watch and 20 North Korean survivors urge Swiss to freeze regime’s bank accounts

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 6 – UN Watch took the floor in the recent session of the UN Human Rights Council to present a letter by 20 North Korean defectors calling on the Swiss government to freeze all of the regime’s bank accounts held in Switzerland. MEDIA COVERAGE “The Swiss Foreign Ministry …

EVALUATION OF CANDIDATES FOR 2014-2016 MEMBERSHIP ON THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Presented at United Nations Headquarters, New York, Nov. 4, 2013 Executive Summary This report evaluates the 17 countries that have formally submitted candidacies for the November 12, 2013 election of 14 new members to the UN Human Rights Council. To evaluate qualifications we applied the membership criteria …

Tomorrow: U.N. to Endorse Holocaust Deniers’ Hero

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch supporters send thousands of emails to U.S. Ambassador Rice, urging opposition One of many Holocaust denier websites that have featured material by the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Alfred De Zayas. GENEVA, Dec. 19 – UN Watch is urging U.S. ambassador Susan Rice to oppose a U.N. …

North Korea opens disarmament plenary as Canada boycotts & 28 groups protest

PRESS RELEASE North Korean ambassador So Sepyong (left) presiding over the Conference on Disarmament (CD), Geneva, August 4, 2011. Next to him is Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (right), Director-General of the UN’s European Headquarters who serves as Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament. More photos …