Outrage: Venezuela wins UN award for combating hunger as its people scrounge for food

PRESS RELEASE June 9, 2015 – As Venezuela’s citizens scrounge for food, with hundreds desperately waiting in long lines only to reach empty store shelves, the Maduro government was recognized yesterday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for “meeting the UN millennium goal …

Saudis Drop Bid to Behead of UN Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE But Saudis Host UN-Backed Conference to “Combat Religious Intolerance” GENEVA, June 8, 2015 – Following UN Watch’s protest campaign, Saudi Arabia has failed in its bid to be head of the UN Human Rights Council next year, reported the Tribune de Genève today. “This is good …

UN casts Israel as worst violator of health rights in the world

PRESS RELEASE Above: Israel’s army team of medics recently treated 1,600 victims of the Nepal earthquake. Exclusive Report and comment by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer: GENEVA, May 22, 2015 – As Israeli hospitals continue their life-saving treatment for escalating numbers of wounded Syrians …

UN Watch Condemns Saudi Bid to Head UN Rights Council, Urges World Leaders to Oppose “Oppressive, Fundamentalist Regime”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, May 13, 2015 – The fundamentalist Saudi monarchy is seeking to head the world’s top human rights body, a move liable to be “the final nail in the coffin for the credibility of a body that already counts dictatorships like China, Cuba, and Russia as members, and whose top advisor is …

UN announces “review” of bookstore after protest over books targeting Jews and Israel

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, April 30, 2015 – The head of the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva has initiated a review of its concession arrangement with the bookstore operating next to the Human Rights Council in response to allegations over book displays that deliberately target Jews and Israel. …

Dutch Diplomat Should Be Fired for Defending Iran’s Election to UN Women, Tweeting “Iran’s Not Misogynist”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, April 14, 2015 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today called on Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders (see letter below) to fire a senior human rights diplomat for a series of embarrassing tweets defending the election of Iran’s regime to the board of UN Women because, in …

UN Watch statement on today’s urgent session on Boko Haram

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Apr. 1, 2015 – UN Watch is participating today at the UN Human Rights Council’s Special Session on Boko Haram. Please find below the full UN Watch statement. Last month, at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, UN Watch together with 20 other NGOs hosted Saa, a Nigerian …

Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela

PRESS RELEASE COURAGE AWARD GOESTO RAIF BADAWI, WOMEN’S RIGHTS AWARD TO IRANIAN JOURNALIST MASIH ALINEJAD Covered in Le Monde, The Guardian, CNN, Deutsche Welle, Toronto Star, France 4, Swiss TV  Program Facebook gallery Hi-res photos Video of Today Tweets of speeches Video of yesterday GENEVA, Feb. …

Ban Ki-moon must investigate tainted Gaza probe

PRESS RELEASE Revealed: Schabas denied conflicts of interest in application form GENEVA, Feb. 3, 2015 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed the resignation of William Schabas from the UN inquiry on Gaza, who had solemnly denied all conflicts of interest in a related UN application, and called …

Comment on Today’s UNGA Anti-Semitism Session

PRESS RELEASE UNGA must examine own record; this year has condemned Israel 20 times compared to only 3 on rest of world GENEVA, Jan. 22, 2015 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch lauded the United Nations General Assembly for holding a rare special meeting today on the rise of anti-Semitism, yet …