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 …

Nominee for UN Rights Chief Has Problematic Record On Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua; Watchdog Expresses ‘Serious Concerns’

GENEVA, August 8, 2018 – In reaction to the news of Michelle Bachelet’s nomination as the next UN human rights chief, the non-governmental human rights organization UN Watch said it had “serious concerns” over her spotty record on supporting human rights in Cuba, Nicaragua, and …

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 …

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1. @UNHumanRights rep @AlfreddeZayas in Venezuela for fake investigation arranged by Maduro regime & just posted propaganda photos of abundant food—as millions face mass hunger. Also poses with Maduro soldiers. Why is @UN_HRC High Commissioner Zeid silent? https://t.co/EHW5ZC32Ey pic.twitter.com/8QGEeV2gUO …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Iranian victims react to UN’s review of Tehran’s human rights record

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA,  Oct. 31, 2014 – Iranian victims and activists who attended today’s UN review of Iran in Geneva today reacted sharply to the presentation of chief Iranian delegate Mohammad Larijani, who blamed the West and its “media blitz” for Iran’s execution on Saturday …

Rights abusers win coveted UN rights posts

PRESS RELEASE Elected to ECOSOC: Misogynistic Pakistan, slave-holding Mauritania, gay-bashing Uganda, repressive Zimbabwe Ban Ki-moon, Samantha Power, EU should condemn GENEVA, Oct. 30 – UN Watch today called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, rights commissioner Prince Zeid, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and …

UNRWA tells media to interview Norwegian backer of 9/11 terror attacks

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch urges reprimand from Ban Ki-moon GENEVA, July 14 – UN Watch today called on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to reprimand a top official in Gaza who is telling reporters to interview a Norwegian doctor and radical politician who in September 2001 created a front-page scandal by openly …