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.
Canada’s representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Bob Rae, opened the event. He received applause for his key role in the December UN debate when he powerfully countered Russia’s attempt to prevent Iran from being expelled.
Iranian-American businesswoman and former U.S. diplomat Goli Ameri delivered a powerful call for action, urging the EU to designate the IRGC as a terrorist entity.
Masih Alinejad, the Iranian-born journalist and women’s rights activist who is considered to be the driving force behind today’s revolution in the making, delivered a stirring keynote address.
The event was chaired by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer.
Brandon Silver, Director of Policy and Projects at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, concluded the event with a compelling appeal for concrete action to hold the Iranian regime to account.