UN Set to End Scrutiny of Cuba and Belarus, Indict Israel; 27 NGOs Protest

PRESS RELEASE “UN’s last chance to save the Human Rights Council from itself,” says UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer New York, Nov. 2, 2007 —  A coalition of 27 non-governmental organizations is urging senior officials and member states of the U.N. to oppose a set of proposed changes …

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 …

32 NGOs Urge High Commissioner Arbour to Rebuke Iran on Holocaust Denial

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Jan. 29, 2007 — A coalition of leading human rights groups from around the world today called on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour to rebuke Iran for its campaign of Holocaust denial, on the day the UN marks the genocide of Europe’s Jews with ceremonies in New York and …

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 …

Iran’s UN Human Rights Envoy Questions Holocaust

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, January 11, 2007  — UN Watch expressed outrage at Iran’s questioning of the Holocaust in a letter to UN Human Rights Council President Luis de Alba that was released today.  [Click for Iran letter.]   The Geneva-based human rights monitoring organization called on President de Alba …

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 Rights Representative in New York Compares Israel to Iran

PRESS RELEASE But Report Released Today by Racism Expert Says Ahmadinejad’s Statements are “Manifestation of Anti-Semitism” Plus: See Below for Summary and Analysis of Today’s Human Rights Council Session Geneva, September 18, 2006 — One day before Iranian President Ahmadinejad …

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 …