Issue 600: UN Watch is hiring; Turkey purges thousands

UN Watch is Hiring

Morris B. Abram Graduate Fellowship Applications: Due by July 31st 
Reminder: Recent college graduates with degrees in international relations or related fields have until July 31st to apply for a prestigious one-year paid fellowship with UN Watch in Geneva. The total value of the stipend is $47,000. Candidates must have superb writing skills in English. Fellows draft reports, speeches, op-eds, and press releases, monitor and report on meetings at the UN, perform research, and manage social media. Previous UN Watch Fellows have gone on to distinguished careers in law, government, diplomacy, human rights and journalism. More
Seeking North American Director Based in New York
UN Watch is seeking to recruit an ambitious, creative, experienced, dynamic, and highly-organized North American Director who will conceive and implement programming, advocacy and fundraising activities for UN Watch in the U.S. and Canada. The North American Director will be based in a new UN Watch office to be established in New York, which will be the focus of activity. The North American Director will successfully grow fundraising initiatives in support of our multi-year strategic vision for growth and expansion. More

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In the News

Human rights groups call for Saudi Arabia to be booted from U.N. council, June 29
Hillel Neuer, head of a human rights group called UN Watch, said there is little likelihood Saudi Arabia will lose its seat. “At this time, there’s zero chance,” said Neuer, who has frequently criticized Saudi Arabia’s actions on the council and argued that human rights violators should be barred from serving on the council. “We’ve seen the power play Saudi Arabia’s demonstrated.”


UN Human Rights Bodies Silent on Turkey’s Massive Crackdown, July 19
“Never before in modern history has a democracy ordered the arbitrary removal of thousands of judges, only to be met with complete radio silence from the entire U.N. human rights system,” said U.N. Watch executive director Hillel Neuer. The Turkish government’s massive purge and ongoing round-up of thousands of judges, prosecutors, police officials, military officers and soldiers, gives every indication that these lists were prepared in advance, just waiting to be used at the opportune moment,” said Neuer.

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