Iran Again Represented by Rights Abuser at UN

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Oct. 13, 2006 — UN Watch today called on UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to denounce the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for sending Interior Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, who is implicated in grave human rights violations, as its representative to the UN High Commissioner …

UN Rights Council Considering Draft Resolutions

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, October 6, 2006 – In the final meeting of its second regular session, the UN Human Rights Council today is considering 45 proposed resolutions, said UN Watch, a non-governmental organization in Geneva that closely follows the Council’s proceedings.  Only five, however, allege …

UN Rights Council Fails to Address Darfur

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, October 6, 2006  — UN Watch expressed deep disappointment that the UN Human Rights Council finished its second regular session this afternoon without taking action on any substantive human rights issue. The Geneva-based non-governmental organization closely follows the Council’s …

UN Human Rights Council Debates Violations in Sudan, North Korea, and Belarus

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Sept. 27, 2006 — Today the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva debated reports delivered by its human rights envoys for North Korea, Sudan and Belarus, three of the world’s most repressive regimes.  UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization that monitors the world …

UN Human Rights Council Debates Violations in Cuba, Somalia, Palestinian Territories

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Sept. 26, 2006 — Today the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva debated reports delivered by its human rights envoys for Somalia, Cuba and the Palestinian territories. UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization that monitors the world body’s human rights activities, …

Ahmadinejad’s UN Speech: Analysis and Comment by UN Watch

PRESS RELEASE For media inquiries, please telephone +41-22-734-1472 or click here. Ahmadinejad’s UN Speech: Analysis and Comment by UN Watch Geneva, September 19, 2006 — Tonight’s speech to the UN by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was crafted in a more moderate tone than other …

Democracies on Defensive at UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 19, 2006 –  UN Watch today called on the UN’s new Human Rights Council to adopt concrete measures that will mark a break from its discredited predecessor, the Commission on Human Rights, and announced five benchmarks by which it will judge the council’s first year. In a …

UN Watch Calls on New UN Rights Council to Denounce Darfur Atrocities

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, May 15, 2006 – UN Watch today called on the 47 countries of the newly elected UN Human Rights Council to take immediate actions necessary to ensure that next month’s inaugural session creates a robust mechanism to review violations, upholds the traditional participation of …