NGO: Suspend U.N. Vice-Chair Detained for Groping 23-Year-Old Woman in New York Bar

Above: Hassan Idriss Ahmed Salih at the UN, April 2017. GENEVA, October 10, 2017 – U.N. chief António Guterres should remove a U.N. official who was detained by police and handcuffed after he groped a woman in a Manhattan bar early Sunday. Sudanese diplomat Hassan Salih, who in May …

Today: As UN debates North Korean human rights, 20 famous survivors of atrocities urge Switzerland to freeze regime bank accounts

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, September 19, 2014 – When the UN rights council this morning debates North Korea’s record, a human rights NGO will take the floor to present an open letter sent today by 20 North Korean defectors to Swiss president Didier Burkhalter calling to freeze the regime’s bank …

Iraqi Minorities in Geneva Meet UN, US, EU, Demand Emergency Session

PRESS RELEASE Yazidi Leadership Issue Geneva Statement Left to right: Iraqi Christians Ramzi Wahida & Maryam Wahida, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer, Iraqi Christian representative, and Yazidi spokesman Breen Tahseen GENEVA, Aug. 20, 2014 – The following statement was issued today by Mr. …

NGO urges UN to condemn ‘global epidemic’ of anti-Semitic incidents

PRESS RELEASE French riot police officers face rioters in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014. GENEVA, July 21, 2014 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today called on UN leaders to condemn what it called a “global epidemic” of anti-Semitic attacks, spiraling from Paris to Ankara, in …

UN Recognizes Gay Marriage for Staffers, Yet Key UN Bodies Undermine Gay Rights

GENEVA, July 8, 2014 – Geneva-based rights group UN Watch welcomed UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s recognition of staffers’ same-sex marriages, but said the world body would only send a clear message on equal rights when its top human rights bodies “stop adopting anti-gay resolutions, and stop …

June 24: UN to Hear Appeal from Mother of Kidnapped Israeli-American Teenager Naftali Frankel

PRESS RELEASE Rachel Frankel will directly address the United Nations for the first time on behalf of rights group UN Watch. GENEVA, June 23, 2014 –  Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch is bringing Rachel Frankel, the mother of 16-year-old Israeli-American kidnap victim Naftali Fraenkel, who was one of …

UN rights chief must call urgent session on “serious, mortal threat” against civilians in Iraq

PRESS RELEASE Advancing Jihadists warn of “account to settle” in Baghdad as 500,000 forced to flee Mosul Thousands of residents fled Mosul in northern Iraq after the city was seized by militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an extremist group. Uncredited/Associated Press GENEVA, June 13 …

Six Powers Must Heed Warnings of New UN Reports on Iran Rights Violations

PRESS RELEASE EU’s Ashton wraps up “substantive and useful” Vienna round with Iran, as two UN reports detail worsening human rights situation GENEVA, March 19 – As the EU’s Catherine Ashton concluded what she called “substantive and useful” nuclear talks with Iran at a …

NGOs Urge UN Action as Cuba Arrests Top Dissident Ahead of Geneva Testimony

PRESS RELEASE Above: Cuban Democracy Activist Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” (left) recently met with Senators Menendez, Nelson and Rubio on Sept. 17, 2013 Known as Cuba’s Nelson Mandela, Antunez was scheduled to address the Feb. 25th Geneva Summit for Human Rights, organized by global coalition …

Litmus test: U.N. job application examines candidates on pro-Palestinian advocacy

PRESS RELEASE U.N. responds: “Quite possible” that non-Palestinian situations are also used in job exams, but “quite impossible to find out which ones have been used when, or by whom, or for what specific purpose” GENEVA, Dec. 10, 2013 – Today, as the UN celebrates the 65th anniversary of the …