Comment on Israel’s Return to UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, October 27, 2013 – The Geneva-based non-governmental group UN Watch today issued the following statement in reaction to Israel’s decision to return to the UN Human Rights Council, two days before a scheduled review of the Jewish state’s record on Tuesday. “All countries …

Rights abusers Chad, Saudi Arabia to win seats today on UN Security Council

PRESS RELEASE NGO urges U.S., EU, Ban Ki-moon to protest, citing child soldiers in Chad, subjugation of women in Saudi Arabia GENEVA, October 17, 2013 – The expected election today of uncontested candidates Chad and Saudi Arabia to the UN Security Council prompted calls by a Geneva-based human rights group …

Iran’s Rouhani must be condemned by UN for today’s “ugly incitement”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, August 2 — A Geneva-based human rights group urged UN chief Ban Ki-moon and the world body’s human rights commissioner Navi Pillay to immediately condemn the Iranian president’s statement describing Israel as “an old wound” that “should be removed.” …

UN Chief Again Slams Richard Falk, “Vehemently Disagrees” with 9/11 Conspiracy Theory

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, July 5 – After UN Watch exposed UN official Richard Falk’s latest support for the 9/11 conspiracy theory in his interview with “Truth Jihad Radio”, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dissociated himself from Falk once again. See full story below from the Washington …

UN Chief Says “Not responsible” for Official Who Blamed Boston Attacks on US & Israeli Policies

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch: Ban Ki-moon denounced marginal figures insulting Islam, but won’t condemn own official insulting American dead and wounded GENEVA, April 23, 2013 – UN chief Ban Ki-moon has rejected calls to condemn a top UN human rights official who blamed the Boston terror attacks on “American …

“Erdogan must apologize” for Zionism slur, says rights group which first exposed controversy

PRESS RELEASE UN’s Ban Ki-moon was silent at event but now speaks out after UN Watch protest, as does Washington Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan (podium, right) and Ban Ki-moon (seated second from left) GENEVA, March 1, 2013 – UN Watch, the Geneva-based human rights monitoring group that was the first …

Turkey’s Erdogan to UN Conference: “Zionism is Crime Against Humanity”

PRESS RELEASE Ban Ki-moon Stayed Silent, Must Speak Out Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan (podium, right) and Ban Ki-moon (seated second from left) GENEVA, Feb. 28 – UN Watch expressed shock over anti-Jewish remarks delivered by Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan at a UN summit for tolerance, and urged UN chief …

U.N. blacks out memo admitting Human Rights Council failure on Sri Lanka accountability

The U.N. censored an internal memo showing how top officials recognized the failure of the world body’s Human Rights Council when it came to seeking accountability for Sri Lanka’s killing of an estimated 40,000 civilians in 2009. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had established a Panel of Experts …

U.N. chief sending ‘wrong signal’ going to Tehran’s NAM summit

PRESS RELEASE Iran will now speak for 120-strong NAM during U.N. debates Rights group urges Ban Ki-moon to bring with him UN resolutions on Iranian human rights violations GENEVA, Aug. 22 –  Human rights activists are slamming U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon for announcing his attendance at next week’s Tehran summit …