FIGHTING DICTATORSHIPS—A FOCUS ON

Iran

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.

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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.”

 

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Expel Iran from the UN Commisson on the Status of Women

Expel the Islamic Republic of Iran
from the UN Commission on the
Status of Women

UN Watch leads the effort to expel the Islamic Republic of Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women by drafting a resolution that needs to be adopted by the Economic and Social Council. 

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, to be held on December 14, 2022.

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