UN To Hold Regime Exhibition on “Iranian Contemporary Women’s Fashion Design”

The Islamic Republic of Iran will be holding an exhibition right below the UN Human Rights Council of “Iranian contemporary women’s fashion design.”

Human rights activists are outraged. “These are the same people who beat women to death for not wearing the compulsory hijab, poison schoolgirls, and beat, blind, rape, torture and kill women who protest,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, an independent non-governmental human rights group based in Geneva.

UN delegates from around the world will begin viewing the two-week propaganda exhibition starting on June 19th, the same day as the 53rd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council opens.

The Islamic Republic was recently made Chair of the U.N. Human Rights Council Social Forum.

“We are doing everything we can to overturn the obscene appointment of the murderous Iranian regime to this U.N. Human Rights Council leadership post. We have drafted a resolution to strip Tehran of its post, which will be circulated in the upcoming UNHRC session, and needs a country to sponsor and introduce it.

“We hope people will support our campaign by signing the petition. More than 80,000 worldwide have already signed, and our goal is to reach out to world leaders once we reach 100,000 signatures,” said Neuer.

This is not the first time that the murderous regime in Iran has invested time, effort and money to show propaganda at the U.N. Human Rights Council. In September, the Islamic regime was running propaganda exhibits inside and outside the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

“We call on all nations to take the floor at the U.N. Human Rights Council every day during the two weeks of this exhibit and speak of the beating death of Mahsa Amini by Iran’s morality police after arresting her for violating the unjust law requiring women to wear the hijab,” said Neuer.

“Democracies should remind the United Nations how the ‘women’s fashion design’ of the mollahs’ regime imposes state control over women’s hair, and they refuse to drop the compulsory hijab law out of fear this would inevitably lead to the downfall of the Islamic Republic.”

Emma Reilly, a former UN secretariat official at the Human Rights Council, says approval for country exhibitions during a session is rare, and that Iran’s request was approved by UNHRC secretariat chief Eric Tistounet.

Iranians confirmed, in replies to a question tweeted by Neuer, that the main dress of the exhibition is something that Iranian women be barred from wearing.


UN Watch