White House Slams UN Racism Summit for “Silencing” Rights Group

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA – In a show of support for the Geneva-based UN Watch group, the White House stated it was “deeply disappointed” that United Nations rules for credentialing non-governmental organizations to yesterday’s world racism summit were used “to silence voices critical of …

UN Rights Chief: Official’s Cartoon is “Anti-Semitic”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA — UN high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay, responding to a complaint by the UN Watch monitoring group, and ensuing global furor, issued an unprecedented statement about one of the UN Human Rights Council’s own officials, describing a caricature posted on his personal blog as …

US Calls on UN Official Richard Falk to Resign from Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA – UN Watch salutes the US government for echoing our call for an end to the UN service of Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council’s expert on Palestine, after his recent posting of a cartoon showing a bloodthirsty dog wearing a “USA” garment and a Jewish religious …

NGO Urges UN Rights Chief to Condemn Official’s Anti-Semitic Cartoon

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, July 6 — UN Watch, a Geneva-based monitoring group, today called on UN rights chief Navi Pillay to condemn the publication of an anti-semitic cartoon by Richard Falk, the UN Human Rights Council’s expert on Palestine. “For the UN human rights system to be credible in the …

45 rights groups urge UN Human Rights Council to fire Qaddafi-linked officials Ziegler & Al-Hajjaji

PRESS RELEASE Veteran Qaddafi rep sits on mercenaries expert group meeting today GENEVA, April 5 — An international coalition of 45 human rights groups today urged Ban Ki-moon and UN rights chief Navi Pillay to call on the UN Human Rights Council to fire two officials for their alleged actions over three …

Speech: The UN’s Qaddafi ties

UN Watch Statement Interactive Dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Delivered by Hillel Neuer, March 3, 2011 Madame High Commissioner, we thank you for your report, and applaud its emphasis on the core principle of accountability. We commend your recent leadership on human rights in Libya. As …

UN rights chief backs Qaddafi rep, refuses to fire Libyan “expert on mercenaries”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, March 10 – U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay today rejected growing calls to fire Ms. Najat Al-Hajjaji, a long-time representative of the Qaddafi regime, from her post as the UN Human Rights Council’s investigator on human rights violations by mercenaries, which many see as a cruel …