Again: U.N. slams Canada (and Switzerland) for restricting demonstrations, likens it to Algeria, Belarus, Jordan, Russia

PRESS RELEASE UN expert freedom of assembly would consider visit to Canada; Belarus dictatorship accuses Canada of police brutality GENEVA, June 21 – For the second time this week, an official of the U.N.’s top human rights body delivered a plenary address categorizing Canada with major violators of human …

Controversy: Defeated UN Rights Expert Lies About Rejected Application for New Post

PRESS RELEASE Out of 4 applicants, Jean Ziegler is only one not to be shortlisted Today: UNHRC appointment will go instead to Alfred de Zayas Ziegler in SDA News: “I refused to apply for new job; need to stay in current post” Ziegler in application: “I’m very motivated for new job; willing to end current …

Libya Tells UN Rights Council: “Gays threaten continuation of human race”

PRESS RELEASE Libya’s Islamist objection to gays dampers hopes of Arab Spring GENEVA, Feb. 13 – Gays threaten the continuation of the human race, Libya’s delegate told a planning meeting of the UN Human Rights Council today, reported the Geneva-based UN Watch monitoring group. It was the first …

UNESCO elects Syria to human rights committees

PRESS RELEASE Vote slammed by UNESCO director & Canada FM GENEVA, Nov. 23 – UNESCO’s executive board, which includes the US, France, the UK and other Western democracies, unanimously elected Syria to a pair of committees – one dealing directly with human rights issues – even as the Bashar al-Assad …

Watchdog urges Canada’s McGill U. to distance itself from U.N.’s Richard Falk

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Nov. 8 – Following its National Post op-ed today criticizing McGill University for hosting a lecture next Monday by controversial U.N. figure Richard Falk, a Geneva-based watchdog group called on the Montreal institution to join UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN High Commissioner for …

Wikileaks: World Food Program told Kofi Annan of UN Hunger Expert’s “Profoundly Immoral” Actions “Harming Lives of the Hungry”

PRESS RELEASE NGO urges Ban Ki-moon, Navi Pillay and Olivier de Schutter to speak out  GENEVA, October 24 — A Wikileaks cable circulated for the first time today reveals that Kofi Annan was in possession of an urgent World Food Program request to remove a UN Human Rights Council’s expert on hunger …

45 rights groups urge UN Rights Council to investigate its Gaddafi-linked officials Jean Ziegler & Najat Al-Hajjaji

PRESS RELEASE After working for Gaddafi’s propaganda radio, Najat Al-Hajjaji chaired UNHRC, headed UN’s Durban II racism conf & was UNHRC mercenaries expert GENEVA, October 21 — While the UN human rights office today called for an investigation into Gaddafi’s death, an international …

UN’s Richard Falk addresses UNGA today, but report shows he uses official mandate to promote 9/11 conspiracy theory

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Oct. 20 – UN Watch today issued the following report, calling for Ban Ki-moon, UN rights chief Navi Pillay, the US and the EU to urge Richard Falk to resign. Official Capacity: How Richard Falk Misuses his UN Human Rights Council Mandate to Promote the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory Today the …

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 …

Watchdog Calls on UN Chief to Clarify Remarks Comparing Israel’s Shalit to Hamas Terrorists

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Oct. 18 – A Geneva-based watchdog group called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon to clarify remarks made today that seemed to draw a moral equivalence between the imprisonment of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and Hamas terrorists. “I am very encouraged by the prisoner exchange today after many …