Nazareth Priest Tells U.N. in Arabic: “Israel is only country in Mideast where Christians live in safety”

Issue 511 Nazareth Priest Tells U.N. in Arabic: “Israel is only country in Mideast where Christians live in safety” Speaking in Arabic and on behalf of UN Watch, Father Gabriel Naddaf of Nazareth intervened during the recent 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Mr. President, I am speaking to …

UN Watch and 20 North Korean survivors urge Swiss to freeze regime’s bank accounts

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 6 – UN Watch took the floor in the recent session of the UN Human Rights Council to present a letter by 20 North Korean defectors calling on the Swiss government to freeze all of the regime’s bank accounts held in Switzerland. MEDIA COVERAGE “The Swiss Foreign Ministry …

Hear the voices of the victims in Ukraine

UN Watch Statement ID on HC Ukraine Report, Agenda Item 10 24 September 2014 Delivered by Minyoung Kwon Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the escalating situation in Ukraine. It is deplorable that more than 3,000 people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. …

The deteriorating human rights situation in Sudan

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27thSession Item 10: ID with IE on Sudan 24 September 2014 Delivered by Aaron Friedland Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation of human rights in Sudan, as documented in the report of the independent expert that is before …

EU pulls out of anti-Israel UN debate, Islamic states outraged

EU pulls out of anti-Israel UN debate, Islamic states outraged In an important development, the European Union has stopped participating in the UN Human Rights Council’s regular agenda item against Israel. This has the Arab and Islamic states up in arms. Below from the UN summary are segments from the recent …

Nazareth Priest Tells U.N. in Arabic: “Israel is only country in Mideast where Christians live in safety”

Nazareth Priest Tells U.N. in Arabic: “Israel is only country in Mideast where Christians live in safety” Speaking in Arabic and on behalf of UN Watch, Father Gabriel Naddaf of Nazareth intervened during the recent 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Mr. President, I am speaking to you on …

UNHRC on Qatar: "I see no objection"

Testimony by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer at UN Human Rights Council adoption of its report on Qatar’s human rights record, September 19, 2014 Thank you, Mr. President. Today we ask: Does the cause of human rights support — or object — to the adoption of today’s UN Human Rights Council report …

Defend the rights of victims in Nicaragua

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27thSession UPR of Nicaragua 19 September 2014 Delivered by Signe Kossmann   Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is deeply concerned with the human rights situation in Nicaragua. In its recent UPR, many stakeholders voiced great concern over the widespread violations of …

End human rights violations in Ethiopia

Human Rights Council 27th Session UPR of Ethiopia Delivered by Regont Pula Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch is concerned with the human rights situation in Ethiopia, where a government dominates the political scene by detaining political opposition, silencing free media and restricting independent civil society. …

Freeze all Swiss bank accounts held by the North Korean leadership

UN Watch Statement Human Rights Council, 27thSession UPR: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 19 September 2014   Delivered byJin Lee Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch continues to be alarmed by the catastrophic situation of human rights in North Korea, as documented in the report that is before us today. …