Issue 318: Wikileaks Cable: World Food Program Letter warned Kofi Annan of UN Hunger Expert’s “Profoundly Immoral” Politics, “Harming Lives of the Hungry”

UN Watch urges Ban Ki-moon, Navi Pillay and Olivier de Schutter to speak out   The World Food Program pleaded with Kofi Annan to do something about UNHuman Rights Council official Jean Ziegler, pictured above in Eritrea in 1976, to stop him from harming the lives of hungry people. GENEVA, October 24 — A …

Watchdog Calls on UN Chief to Clarify Remarks Comparing Israel’s Shalit to Hamas Terrorists

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Oct. 18 – A Geneva-based watchdog group called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon to clarify remarks made today that seemed to draw a moral equivalence between the imprisonment of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and Hamas terrorists. “I am very encouraged by the prisoner exchange today after many …

Issue 313: Dissidents Urge UN to Expel China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia from its Human Rights Council & Women’s Rights Commission

Draft resolutions sent to UN chief Ban Ki-moon on human rights situations in China, Cuba, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Venezuela, Zimbabwe   NEW YORK, Sept. 28 – Led by UN Watch, some of the world’s most famous dissidents and former political prisoners urged the UN today to suspend …

UN confirms: Ban Ki-moon did send message to Iran’s “Anti-Terror” Conf

From today’s daily UN press conference: full transcript here, video here. Question:  Thank you, Farhan.  I have a report, message this morning from the organization UN Watch in Geneva about an international conference on global fight against terrorism in Tehran, which has a purported message from the …