37 NGOs Urge UN Secretary-General Ban to Intervene on Darfur

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 14, 2007  —  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s stance on Darfur has “dissipated pressure rather than building it,” according to an appeal published today by UN Watch and 36 other non-governmental organizations.  Based in Geneva, UN Watch represented the largest …

UN Promise of Human Rights Reform in Peril, Ban ki-Moon Urged to Intervene

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 4, 2007 —  A reform proposal released today by the UN’s top human rights body is a setback and a cause for alarm, while UN promises made last year for reform are in peril, according to a letter sent today by UN Watch to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, urging him to intervene. …

Sudan reneges on UN Darfur mission

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Feb. 14, 2007  — UN Watch today urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour to condemn the Sudanese government for reneging on an earlier agreement to allow a UN mission to assess the situation in Darfur. “The Khartoum regime is once …

33 NGOs Urge UN Officials to Rebuke Iran on Holocaust Denial

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, January 29, 2007  —  A coalition of leading human rights groups from around the world today called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, and other UN human rights officials to rebuke Iran for its campaign of Holocaust denial, on the …

NGO Demands Independent Inquiry into UN Peacekeeper Sexual Abuse Scandal

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, January 3, 2007  — UN Watch today called on new UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon to create immediately an independent investigation into disturbing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by UN peacekeepers in southern Sudan, with full powers to prosecute offending soldiers as well as UN …

UN Watch Urges New UN Secretary-General to Speak Out on Human Rights

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Oct. 9, 2006 — The UN Security Council has recommended South Korea’s foreign minister Ban Ki-Moon to be the UN Secretary-General to succeed Kofi Annan.  UN Watch, a Geneva-based human rights monitoring organization, today called on Mr. Ban to place protecting human rights victims …

Issue 148: Annan’s Legacy to be Shaped by Darfur, Human Rights and Ahmadinejad

On Monday the Security Council will hold a key straw poll on the candidates seeking to be the next UN Secretary-General, with South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon in the lead.  As Kofi Annan’s decade in office soon comes to a close, his legacy may be shaped by three major issues now facing the …

UN Security Council to Hold “Straw Poll” for New Secretary-General

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, September 28, 2006  — Today in New York, the UN Security Council will hold a “straw poll” of the seven candidates to be the next UN Secretary-General.   UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization, has been closely following the selection process.  “The …