China, Russia, Nicaragua, Bangladesh Win Seats On UN Organ Overseeing Human Rights

GENEVA, June 19, 2019 — UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization, condemned the recent election of serial human rights abusers China, Russia, Nicaragua and Bangladesh to the 54-nation Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a top UN body that regulates human rights groups, oversees the UN …

The Top 10 Most Evil U.N. Actions of 2017

The Top 10 Most Evil U.N. Actions of 2017 10. Denied Venezuelan Hunger: In the first-ever U.N. visit to Venezuela, Alfred de Zayas, the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Cuban-backed “Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order,” posted propaganda photos to …

Qatar bid for vice-presidency of UN Human Rights Council axed by Arab rivals

GENEVA, December 4, 2017 – Monitoring group UN Watch has learned that Qatar submitted a bid to become vice-president of the UN Human Rights Council, but its Gulf Arab rivals are blocking the nomination, forcing Asian states to choose another country, which could be Saudi Arabia. Qatar is able to seek the key …

U.N. elects Qatar, Congo, Pakistan to top rights body, flouting U.S. warning

CLICK HERE FOR NEW REPORT ON UNHRC CANDIDATES GENEVA, October 16, 2017 – Despite a recent pledge by a Dutch-led coalition of 47 nations, the U.N. today elected gross abusers—Qatar, Pakistan, DR Congo, Afghanistan and Angola—to the U.N.’s highest human rights body in a virtually uncontested race, …

Mia Farrow Heads Campaign to Block Sudan from UN Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE 30 human rights groups file objection with UN Legal Counsel to disqualify Sudan’s candidacy Activists sent letters to 193 U.N. member states GENEVA, Aug. 30 –  Mia Farrow, film star and longtime advocate for victims in Darfur, heads a campaign of human rights activists that today launched a …

EU & US Allowed Iran to Win Top Seat on UN Women’s Rights Board, Rights Group Says

Ban Ki-moon & EU’s Mogherini must condemn election of Iran to UN Women   UN Watch letter to EU UN Watch letter to Ban Ki-moon   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED NATIONS, April 13, 2015 – Out of possible deference to the nuclear talks with Iran, the EU and the US failed to stop the fundamentalist …

Again: Saudis to Behead of UN Human Rights Council Panel

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, September 20, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and EU foreign minister Federica Mogherini should condemn and work to reverse the appointment of Saudi Arabia as chair of a key UN Human Rights Council panel that selects top officials who shape international human rights standards and …

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 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 …