Ban Ki-moon and UN Rights Chief Urged to Reject Controversial New Durban II Draft

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, January 5, 2009 — UN Watch, an independent non-govermental organization headquartered in Geneva, today called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon and human rights high commissioner Navi Pillay to reject a new draft declaration on racism that restricts free speech, prohibits expression deemed …

UN Watch to HRC: Apologize for Scrapping Congo Monitor, Send Fact-Finders to Investigate Murder and Rape of Civilians

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, November 26, 2008 — UN Watch welcomed the announcement of a UN Human Rights Council emergency session on the worsening situation in eastern Congo, to be held Friday, and urged the 47-nation body to reinstate the independent monitor that it scrapped in March, and to dispatch an immediate …

UN Rights Official Endorses 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

PRESS RELEASE UN Palestine Expert Richard Falk: 9/11 doubts “taint legitimacy of U.S. government” Geneva, November 11, 2008 — UN Watch, an independent human rights monitoring organization based in Geneva, today called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon and human rights commissioner Navi Pillay to condemn a …

UN Rights Chief Knocks West for Threatening Walk-Out of ‘Durban II Racism’ Conference, Wins Praise from Islamic States

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Sept. 8, 2008 — After new UN rights chief Navanethem Pillay addressed the 47-nation Human Rights Council for the first time today, independent human rights organization UN Watch praised her “inspiring life example as an anti-apartheid advocate,” yet expressed deep concern over her …

New Report Gives Louise Arbour Mixed Reviews on Confronting Rights Violators

PRESS RELEASE 48-page study disproves “inflated claims” of Arbour critics and defenders Geneva, August 4, 2008  — A new study on Louise Arbour’s performance as UN rights chief gives her mixed reviews on confronting violators, and urges her replacement, Navanethem Pillay, to adopt a …

UN’s New Rights Chief Must Counter Global Assault Against Individual Liberty

PRESS RELEASE New UN Watch Report gives former commissioner Arbour mixed reviews Geneva, July 18, 2008 — The UN’s new human rights chief, Vanethem Pillay of South Africa, will need to fend off increased threats to individual freedoms around the world, UN Watch said today. “We look forward to working with …