Iran “Human Rights” Center Boosts UN-based Bid to Erode Universal Guarantees

PRESS RELEASE International Sponsors Should Pull Out GENEVA, Nov. 21 – As Western countries seek to have the UN condemn Iran for abusing human rights, a Tehran “human rights” center is to hold inaugural global conferences this week in a stepped-up bid to erode universal rights in favor of a “cultural …

UN Should Apologize For “Legitimizing” Gaddafi with Key Posts

PRESS RELEASE 45 NGOs urge UN Human Rights Council’s Jean Ziegler to resign for founding “Gaddafi Human Rights Prize” GENEVA, Oct. 20 – UN Watch today welcomed the end of the Gaddafi regime, one of the world’s most brutal violators of human rights, and called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon …

Venezuela Condemned for Violations in Draft UNGA Resolution Circulated by Human Rights Groups

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Oct. 7 – As Venezuela this afternoon defended its human rights record before a mandatory examination by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (click here for live tweets), a coalition of dissidents and rights groups circulated an unprecedented draft resolution to UN member states (see text …

Russia, China pressure EU to water down UN text on Syria

PRESS RELEASE Syrian dissident testifying at UN emergency session, available for interviews À Genève: Un leader de l’opposition syrienne témoignera auprès de la session extraordinaire de l’ONU et sera disposible pour des entrevues GENEVA – Rights groups urged the EU not to give in to pressure by …

NGO urges Hillary Clinton, EU’s Ashton and UN rights chief Navi Pillay to block UNHRC resolution praising Libya’s human rights record

PRESS RELEASE Report hailing Libya scheduled for adoption in current session GENEVA, February 28, 2011 — UN Watch, which heads the Global NGO Campaign to Remove Libya from the UN Human Rights Council, today called on US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, EU foreign minister Catherine Ashton and UN rights …

Libya Set to Head UN Anti-Racism Conference

PRESS RELEASE Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia also among 15-member bureau Geneva, June 15, 2007  —   Libya is the sole candidate for the post of Chair of a United Nations anti-racism conference to be held in Geneva later this month, upsetting human rights groups who recalled the fatal consequences to the …