UN Watch condemns EU majority for backing Venezuela’s Security Council bid

PRESS RELEASE Neuer: “Like making a pyromaniac into the fire chief” GENEVA, October 16, 2014 – Despite Venezuela’s record of human rights abuses against judges, students and peaceful protesters, and its backing of Syria’s Assad regime, a majority of EU member states today were among …

Rights group criticizes UN resolution for giving free pass to Baghdad abuses, sending low-level mission on ISIS

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, September 1, 2014 – A 21-year-old Iraqi Christian woman made an impassioned appeal today before a UN meeting on ISIS atrocities, speaking on behalf of the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch, which spearheaded this month’s campaign by rights activists, MPs and Iraqi minority …

Rights coalition welcomes UN urgent session on Iraq, demands “concrete outcomes”

PRESS RELEASE Maryam Wahida, an Iraqi Christian in Geneva, addresses anti-genocide rally alongside UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer last week in Geneva.  GENEVA, August 25, 2014 –  The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch, which spearheaded this month’s campaign by rights activists, MPs …

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 …

Rights Group Welcomes ‘Landmark’ UN Vote Creating Inquiry on Eritrea Abuses

PRESS RELEASE Eritrean delegation interrupted testimony by Eritrean human rights dissident brought by UN Watch GENEVA, June 27, 2014 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed the Human Rights Council’s “landmark” creation of a commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in Eritrea, …

UN Elects Cuba to Chair World Health Assembly Even as Cubans Lack Aspirin, Basic Health

PRESS RELEASE Cuban media hails decision; UN Watch condemns “UN handing propaganda victory to a dictatorship” GENEVA, May 19 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch criticized the UN’s election today of Cuba to chair the 67th World Health Assembly, with executive director Hillel Neuer …

U.S. and Canada blast today’s UN appointment of Richard Falk’s wife, citing ‘biased and inflammatory views,’ ‘abysmal judgment’

PRESS RELEASE Goldstone Report Co-Author Christine Chinkin Loses Bid for Palestine Post to Indonesian Diplomat Today, as controversial UN official Richard Falk ended his 6-year term as human rights investigator, the UN appointed his wife and academic partner, Hilal Elver Falk, to her own 6-year term as a human …

Iran sweeps coveted UN rights posts

PRESS RELEASE Also elected: Russia, China, genocidal Sudan, Cuba, Pakistan, Turkey, slave-holding Mauritania NGOs protest “Black Day for Human Rights” Iranian brought to the gallows in the northern city of Nowshahr on April 15, 2014. Iran put to death at least 369 people and likely several hundreds of …

UN Watch Releases Annual Rating: “Top 10 Worst U.N. Decisions of 2013”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, December 31, 2013 – UN Watch today released its annual rating of the Top 10 Worst UN Decisions of 2013, and expressed concern that 2014 begins tomorrow with China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia taking their new seats on the UN Human Rights Council. “When the UN gives credit to …

‘Milestone Victory Against Bigotry’: Israel Finally Accepted into Regional Group at UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch: ‘We fought this fundamental injustice for 20 years; this is a rare and historic victory in the struggle to end the UN’s pattern and practice of anti-Israel discrimination’ GENEVA, Dec. 1 – After decades of being excluded from all of the UN Human Rights Council’s …