UN committee probes Palestinian antisemitism

UN Watch founder Morris B. Abram, expert member of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, addressing the world body on January 15, 1964, when the world body voted to endorse Abram’s draft of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms …

UN Watch Shadow Report Exposes Palestinian Antisemitism Ahead of First UN Racism Review

GENEVA, August 12, 2019 —  One day before the “State of Palestine” undergoes its first review by the UN’s anti-racism committee, UN Watch announced its submission of a 32-page shadow report documenting gross and systematic antisemitism by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, as well as the …

Urgent UN session on Hong Kong crackdown requested by human rights group

  August 12, 2019, GENEVA — The Swiss-based human rights group UN Watch today called on European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and UN human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet to support a call for an emergency session of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council into “alarming brutality …

UN Singles Out Israel as World’s Only Violator of Women’s Rights; Iran, Saudi Arabia & Yemen Among the Voters

GENEVA, July 24, 2019 — Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan were among members of the UN’s 54-nation economic and social council, a principal organ of the world body, who voted to single out and condemn Israel yesterday as the only country in the world that violates women’s rights. The Jewish state …

Miss Iraq Threatened With Citizenship Removal For UN Speech Backing Israel

Secretary-General Guterres Must Intervene to Stop Iraqi Reprisals GENEVA, July 10, 2019 — In a legal appeal sent today to UN leaders, the Geneva-based non-governmental organization UN Watch urged the world body to stop Iraq from retaliating against Miss Iraq Sarah Idan for her UN testimony criticizing Iraqi …

China Interrupts Hong Kong Singer at UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA, July 8, 2019 — China’s delegation to the UN’s highest human rights body twice interrupted the testimony today of Hong Kong celebrity musician and protest activist Denise Ho, claiming that she was “defaming” China for speaking against China’s interference in Hong Kong. (See …

Hong Kong Singer & Protest Activist Denise Ho to Address U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA, July 4, 2019 — Hong Kong celebrity musician and protest activist Denise Ho will address the United Nations Human Rights Council next week to spotlight Hong Kong’s attempt to pass a law that would allow extradition to China, announced two human rights groups today. The Hong Kong-based producer …

Escaped Venezuelan MP Addresses UN, Calls For Commission of Inquiry into Abuses

Venezuelan MP Miguel Pizarro outside the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, hosted by Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch. GENEVA, July 3, 2019 — Escaped Venezuelan MP Miguel Pizarro addressed the UN Human Rights Council today, calling for the creation of a commission of inquiry into human …

China, Russia, Nicaragua, Bangladesh Win Seats On UN Organ Overseeing Human Rights

GENEVA, June 19, 2019 — UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization, condemned the recent election of serial human rights abusers China, Russia, Nicaragua and Bangladesh to the 54-nation Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a top UN body that regulates human rights groups, oversees the UN …