City of Chicago declares today "Hillel Neuer Day"

 
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Hon. Edward M. Burke, Alderman and Chairman of the Chicago City Council Committee on Finance,
presents UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer with a resolution declaring today to be “Hillel Neuer Day”
throughout the City of Chicago.


In honor of the visit by the Executive Director of UN Watch, the Chicago City Council has declared today, September 15, 2016, to be Hillel Neuer Day, in recognition of his “contributions to promote peace, justice and human rights around the world.”

The resolution reads in part:

WHEREAS, In his role as one of the world’s foremost human rights advocates, Hillel Neuer has drawn global attention to both atrocities and injustice;
BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council, assembled this fourteenth day of September, 2016, do hereby welcome Hillel Neuer to the City of Chicago and do hereby recognize his contributions to promote peace, justice and human rights around the world; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Thursday, September 15, 2016, shall be officially recognized as Hillel Neuer Day throughout the City of Chicago…”

The full text is below.
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A resolution adopted by The City Council
of the City of Chicago, Illinois

Presented by Alderman Edward M. Burke on September 14, 2016
WHEREAS, Hillel Neuer, the Executive Director of UN Watch, will be the keynote speaker at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Thursday, September 15, 2016; and
WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of this event by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and
WHEREAS, UN Watch is a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland that monitors the United Nations, fights bias against the State of Israel and promotes human rights; and
WHEREAS, The Tribune de Geneve has described Hillel Neuer as a human rights activist who is “feared and dreaded” by the world’s dictatorships; and
WHEREAS, In his role as one of the world’s foremost human rights advocates, Hillel Neuer has drawn global attention to both atrocities and injustice; and
WHEREAS, An internationally renowned speaker who has testified before the United Nations and the United States Congress, Hillel Neuer has intervened in causes that include rape cases in Darfur, political prisoners in Cuba and peace in the Middle East; and
WHEREAS, Prior to Joining UN Watch, Hillel Neuer was a lawyer with the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; and
WHEREAS, A native of Montreal, Canada, Hillel Neuer holds four degrees in law and politics, including a master’s degree from Hebrew University, and is a member of the New York Bar; and
WHEREAS, The hard work, sacrifice and dedication of Hillel Neuer serve as an example to all; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council, assembled this fourteenth day of September, 2016, do hereby welcome Hillel Neuer to the City of Chicago and do hereby recognize his contributions to promote peace, justice and human rights around the world; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Thursday, September 15, 2016, shall be officially recognized as Hillel Neuer Day throughout the City of Chicago; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to Hillel Neuer, the Executive Director of UN Watch.
Rahm Emanuel
Mayor
Susana A. Mendoza
City Clerk
 
 

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