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 …

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 …

Exclusive: Under Arab pressure, UN set to reject vetted nominee, instead pick Indonesian with partisan record as next Palestine investigator

PRESS RELEASE Diplomats say that Indonesia’s former UN envoy is slated to become the next Human Rights Council monitor for Palestinian issues, but his objectivity is being questioned  Indonesia’s former UN ambassador Makarim Wibisono is shortlisted to become a UN human rights monitor, but his …

European MPs: “Suspend Russia and other dictators from UN human rights council”

PRESS RELEASE Today: Campaign launches to suspend Russia, China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia from the Human Rights Council as they take their new seats and as Russia increases threats to Ukraine GENEVA, March 3 – Today, as Russia increases its military threats against Ukraine, it also took its seat as one of the …