Day 1 at Durban II: Islamic Group Quotes UN Watch ‘s Boston Globe Op-Ed, Complains of ‘Smear Campaign’ Against Conference

Day 1 at Durban II: Islamic Group Quotes UN Watch ‘s Boston Globe Op-Ed, Complains of ‘Smear Campaign’ Against Conference Libya Elected Chair, Iran and Cuba as Vice-Chairs NEWS AND ANALYSIS Day 1 of Durban II began much as we predicted. Libya was elected as chair, and Iran and Cuba among the 19 …

Election of Libya and Iran Taints New UN Racism Committee

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 27, 2007 — Libya was elected today to head a UN committee charged with organizing a series of international meetings on racism, leading up to a major world conference in 2009, while Iran was chosen to be on its 20-member governing bureau. “Choosing Libya and Iran to fight …

Durban Diary: Day 1 at UN Anti-Racism Conference

PRESS RELEASE Islamic group alleges ‘smear campaign’ against conference; Libya elected chair, Iran and Cuba as vice-chairs Geneva, Aug. 27, 2007 —  UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer issued the following report from the UN Durban Review Conference preparatory meeting that opened today in …

Issue 164: Fiasco in the Making: UN Set to Reopen Durban Anti-Racism Conference

Headlines: Fiasco in the Making: UN Set to Reopen Durban Anti-Racism Conference European Parliament to Host Anti-Israel Hate-Fest UN Tampers with Official Records to Cover Up Human Rights Council Illegalities UN Chief Rebuked by Islamic States ECOSOC Endorses Chinese Retaliation Against NGOs Supporting Taiwan, …

U.N. Chief Rebuked in Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Islamic states call for “streamlining relationship” with Ban Ki-moon, accuse him of “singling out” council measures that single out Israel Geneva, July 25, 2007 — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was rebuked by Islamic states in the Human Rights Council today for having …

Libya Designated to Head UN Anti-Racism Conference

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 21, 2007 —  Libya today was designated head of an anti-racism panel of the United Nations Human Rights Council, to oversee two years of preparatory meetings leading up to a world conference in 2009.  “Choosing Colonel Khaddafi to head a world anti-racism conference is like …

Irregularities, Old Habits Plague UN Human Rights Council Transition

PRESS RELEASE Canada ignored, Israel censured, Darfur atrocities dismissed Geneva, June 20, 2007  —   Confusion, old habits and a new sense of lawlessness continued to plague the UN Human Rights Council today as it struggled to open its second year with newly established procedures.  Canada protested to …

Libya Set to Head UN Anti-Racism Conference

PRESS RELEASE Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia also among 15-member bureau Geneva, June 15, 2007  —   Libya is the sole candidate for the post of Chair of a United Nations anti-racism conference to be held in Geneva later this month, upsetting human rights groups who recalled the fatal consequences to the …

Canadian Parliamentarian Rejected Offer to Join Tutu’s UN Mission to Gaza

PRESS RELEASE Human Rights Advocate and former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler: “Mandate Violated Fundamental Justice” Geneva, June 13, 2007 — In a powerful speech today before the UN Human Rights Council that followed an address by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Canadian parliamentarian and former justice …

UN Rights Council Ends Session by Slamming Israel Again

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, December 8, 2006  — In the final day of its third regular session, the UN Human Rights Council condemned Israel twice, bringing its total number of resolutions against the Jewish state, in its six months of existence, to eight.  Israel is the only country in the world that the Council …