UN Ambassador Samantha Power: Jean Ziegler “Unfit” for UNHRC

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Aug. 16 – Newly-appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, who became famous as a human rights activist, Harvard professor, and genocide expert, entered her first major controversy last night by declaring her opposition to the election of Switzerland’s nominee for the …

"Sehr geehrter Herr Bundesrat Burkhalter, Wir protestieren gegen diesen Vorschlag und fordern Sie auf, die Nominierung von Jean Ziegler zurückzuziehen."

(For English sources, click here) Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (EDA) Herr Bundesrat Didier Burkhalter Bundeshaus West 3003 Bern 15 August 2013 Sehr geehrter Herr Bundesrat Burkhalter Die Schweiz hat am 7. Juli 2013 die Kandidatur von Professor Jean Ziegler zur Wahl in den …

Scandal: Switzerland Nominates Top Qaddafi Supporter to UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Aug. 13 – Switzerland has nominated the founding spokesman of the “Muammar Qaddafi Human Rights Prize” for a position on the United Nations Human Rights Council, a move already drawing sharp controversy. Jean Ziegler, who was exposed by Swiss media in 2011 for covering up his role in …

As much of the world starves, UN sends hunger probe to… Canada

The National Post (Canada) May 5, 2012, p. A20 EDITORIALS By Hillel Neuer Olivier De Schutter is the UN Human Rights Council’s “Special Rapporteur on the right to food,” a post initiated by Cuba. Tomorrow he begins an 11-day investigation of Canada. De Schutter’s senior adviser, Priscilla …

Issue 360: LA Times is Wrong on Cuba * Putin’s Promises * UN’s Ziegler: “Finally, the truth comes out!”

N THIS EDITION 1. L.A. Times is Dead Wrong on “Engaging” With Cuba  (UNW Letter to Editor in L.A. Times) 2. Putin Promises Freedom, But Jails Bloggers (UNW Letter to Editor in The Guardian) 3. Jean Ziegler & Qaddafi Prize: “Finally the truth comes out!”(Letter to Editor in Tribune de …