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 …

Wikileaks: World Food Program told Kofi Annan of UN Hunger Expert’s “Profoundly Immoral” Actions “Harming Lives of the Hungry”

PRESS RELEASE NGO urges Ban Ki-moon, Navi Pillay and Olivier de Schutter to speak out  GENEVA, October 24 — A Wikileaks cable circulated for the first time today reveals that Kofi Annan was in possession of an urgent World Food Program request to remove a UN Human Rights Council’s expert on hunger …

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 …

Report Card: Human Rights Council in Downward Spiral

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Nov. 24, 2006 — In advance of Monday’s renewed session of the UN Human Rights Council, UN Watch today released a report card  that warned of a downward spiraling of the body formed only six months ago.  The Geneva-based monitoring organization also issued recommendations for concerted …

Iran Tells UN to Expand Internet Access But Clamps Down at Home

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Oct. 20, 2006 — UN Watch today called on UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to denounce Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his government’s move to restrict internet speeds and curb access to information in Iran.  The Geneva-based human rights monitoring organization called …

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 …

UN Watch Demands Investigation of UNIFIL Aid to Hezbollah

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 28, 2006 — UN Watch today demanded that the U.N. investigate new allegations that its UNIFIL mission in Lebanon was providing intelligence that helped shield Hezbollah forces as they fired more than 4,000 deadly rockets at Israeli civilians.  Following is the full text of the UN …

UN Human Rights Session is One-Sided

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, July 5, 2006 –  UN Watch condemned the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to single out Israel for denunciation in a special session to be held this afternoon. While recognizing the difficulties of Palestinians and the legitimacy of scrutinizing the actions of all governments, the …

UN Human Rights Council Nominee Hid Khaddafi Ties, Report Alleges

PRESS RELEASE Secretary-General Annan Urged to Investigate Jean Ziegler’s Ties to Libyan Regime Geneva, June 21, 2006 – A UN human rights official up for both new and renewed appointments next week denied and failed to disclose his significant ties to a Libyan-funded organization that awards the …