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 …

UN Rights Representative in New York Compares Israel to Iran

PRESS RELEASE But Report Released Today by Racism Expert Says Ahmadinejad’s Statements are “Manifestation of Anti-Semitism” Plus: See Below for Summary and Analysis of Today’s Human Rights Council Session Geneva, September 18, 2006 — One day before Iranian President Ahmadinejad …

NGOs Urge Democracies to Lead at UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, September 13, 2006 — An international coalition of 41 non-governmental organizations, including UN Watch, have called on democratic United Nations member states to work together to strengthen the world body’s ability to protect and advance human rights and democracy. In …

UN Watch Congressional Testimony and Report on Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Geneva and Washington, September 6, 2006 — Testifying this afternoon before the United States Congress, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer will deliver a 40-page report by the Geneva-based organization, entitled “Reform or Regression?” , documenting a serious crisis of …

Campaign to Expel Sudan from UN for Darfur Abuses

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 29, 2006  –  With increasingly alarming news coming out of the Darfur region of Sudan, UN Watch today launched an urgent global campaign calling on the UN Security Council and General Assembly to suspend and eventually expel Sudan from the world body, until it ceases to defy UN …

UN Watch Demands Investigation of UNIFIL Aid to Hezbollah

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 28, 2006 — UN Watch today demanded that the U.N. investigate new allegations that its UNIFIL mission in Lebanon was providing intelligence that helped shield Hezbollah forces as they fired more than 4,000 deadly rockets at Israeli civilians.  Following is the full text of the UN …

UN Rights Council Holds Emergency Session on Lebanon

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 11, 2006  –  For the second time in a month, the UN Human Rights Council is today holding an emergency Special Session to denounce Israel, this time for alleged “gross human rights violations” in Lebanon. UN Watch condemned the exercise as one-sided and urged all …