Ban Ki-moon and UN Rights Chief Urged to Reject Controversial New Durban II Draft

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, January 5, 2009 — UN Watch, an independent non-govermental organization headquartered in Geneva, today called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon and human rights high commissioner Navi Pillay to reject a new draft declaration on racism that restricts free speech, prohibits expression deemed …

UN rights council readies 21st condemnation of Israel, emboldens Hamas

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, January 5, 2009 — UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization that monitors the United Nations, criticized a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution on the Hamas-Israel war that excludes mention of Hamas, including its firing of 10,000 rockets since 2001, and its responsibility …