The Return of Human Rights: How Durban II Was Defeated

During the week of the U.N. Durban II conference in Geneva, UN Watch organized a series of major events in Geneva, together with large coalitions of non-governmental organizations, that succeeded in restoring the true cause of human rights to its rightful place.


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Photos of Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy, 19 April 2009, organized by UN Watch and 30 other human rights NGOs

–> AP photos (Part 1) of Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy

–> AP Photos (part 2)

Photos of Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration, 20 April 2009, organized by UN Watch and Geneva communities. Featuring Elie Wiesel, Bernard Henri-Levy, Professor Irwin Cotler and Father Patrick Desbois

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UN Watch annual dinner awarding human rights prizes to Ester Mujawayo of Rwanda, and Nazanin Afshin-Jam, President of Stop Child Executions and former Miss Canada. Held in Geneva, 21 April 2009.

–> Photos of award winners

Photos of Conference Against Racism, Discrimination and Persecution, Geneva, 22 April 2009, organized by UN Watch and 20 other NGOs

Reuters photos (10-13) of Rally for Israel, Human Rights and Peace

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