Following the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody for allegedly violating appropriate dress code, Iranians have taken to the streets to protest against a murderous regime. 

Led by the brave Iranian women, protestors demand accountability and that their fundamental rights be respected. More than 350 people have died as a result of the government’s fierce crackdown.

UN Watch has been a leading voice on social media


Stop the Islamic Republic of Iran from Chairing U​.​N. Human Rights Council Forum

The Islamic Republic of Iran has just been appointed Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Council 2023 Social Forum. This year’s theme is technology and promotion of human rights; Iran’s regime just hanged Yousef Mehrad and Sadrollah Fazeli Zare for using social media to criticize religion. Sign the petition to expel the Ayatollah’s murderous regime!

UN Watch Side Event:
Standing With Iranian Women

On March 10, 2023, as the UN Commission on the Status of Women convened in New York for the first time since Iran was expelled from that body, UN Watch and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights hosted a side event to pay tribute to those who contributed to this achievement, and to hear from leading voices on how the world can show solidarity for the women of Iran, and the people of Iran. 

The Islamic Republic of Iran
at the United Nations

On April 20, 2021, the United Nations Economic and Social Council elected Iran to the UN Commission on the Status of Women for the 2022-2026 term. Almost a year later, on March 25, 2022, Iran began its 4-year term on the top women’s rights body.

UN Watch was first to expose the absurd election of one of the world’s worst abusers of women’s rights to the very body which is tasked with “promoting women’s rights […] and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.”


How Iran was Expelled from the
U.N. Women's Rights Commission

UN Watch led the effort to expel the Islamic Republic of Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women. 

Several democratic countries have echoed the call to demand the removal of Iran from the top UN women’s rights body. Among them: New Zealand, Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands.

A month after UN Watch introduced its draft resolution, the United States requested a special meeting of the ECOSOC to terminate Iran’s membership to the Commission. The UN Commission members convened on December 14, 2022, and voted to expel Iran from the body.

Human Rights Council Special Session on the deterioration of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Following Iran’s deadly crackdown against peaceful protestors and the ensuing humanitarian crisis, Germany and Iceland led a coalition of 44 UN member states calling for an emergency session on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Iran, especially with respect to women and children. 

The United Nations Human Rights Council, which is based in Geneva, held an urgent session on Thursday, November 24, 2022. A strong resolution condemning the Islamic Republic was adopted by an overwhelming majority of the 47-member-state body.

During the urgent session, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer took the floor to refute the lies and misinformation of the Tehran regime’s delegate. 

Iranian Activists at the Geneva Summit
for Human Rights and Democracy

Every year, brave dissidents who speak out against some of the world’s worst human rights abusers are brought together in Geneva. 

UN Watch leads a coalition of more than 25 human rights NGOs in organizing the annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy and providing a voice for the voiceless. Throughout the years, courageous Iranians have spoken out against the murderous Ayatollah regime.

"It's the start of the end for the Islamic Republic"

Masih Alinejad, Geneva Summit Alumna
UN Watch