Media Summary: U.N. revokes Mugabe 'Goodwill Ambassador' role after UN Watch protest

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Mugabe's U.N. Honor Rescinded After UN Watch Protest

“Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe has brutalized human rights activists, crushed democracy dissidents and turned the breadbasket of Africa — and its health system — into a basket case. The notion that the U.N. should now honor Mugabe as a great supporter of health is, frankly, sickening.”— UN Watch's Hillel Neuer interviewed on Canada's CTV News. After UN Watch's protest sparked an outcry worldwide, the U.N.'s health agency cancelled the absurd appointment of Mugabe as a 'Goodwill Ambassador.' ====More than 140 news agencies quoted UN Watch — see headlines below. Links to articles are here: https://www.unwatch.org/un-watch-sparks-outcry-worldwide-mugabe-appointed-goodwill-ambassador/Reuters: Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks, bafflesCNN: Robert Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador amid outcry#BBC News: Robert Mugabe’s WHO appointment condemned as ‘an insult’The New York Times: W.H.O. Removes Robert Mugabe as ‘Good-Will Ambassador’Washington Post: WHO’s ’goodwill’ appointment draws the opposite Washington Post: WHO rescinds ‘goodwill ambassador’ appointment of Zimbabwe’s Robert MugabeThe Times: WHO denounced over ambassador role for Robert Mugabe (paywall)Agence France-Presse: WHO chief rescinds Mugabe ambassador role after outcryThe Independent: British government leads barrage of criticism after World Health Organisation names Robert Mugabe a ‘goodwill ambassador’ABC News: World Health Organization rescinds Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ‘goodwill ambassador’ appointment amid scathing criticismNewsweek: What do Saudi Arabia, Barack Obama and Robert Mugabe have in common? Five appointments that shocked the worldCNBC: Choice of Mugabe as WHO envoy shocks human rights groupsNew York Post: WHO’s sickening honor for butcher MugabeCTV News (Interview with Hillel Neuer): Trudeau condemns Mugabe appointment as WHO good will ambassadorThe Daily Telegraph Australia: They love a tyrantThe Telegraph: WHO chief ‘rethinking’ after Mugabe honour outrageThe Australian: WHO scrap ‘sick joke’ Mugabe as UN goodwill ambassadorExpress: Robert Mugabe STRIPPED of World Health Organisation ’goodwill’ role following outcryPJ Media: The UN’s Mugabe Moment, and Its Perennial Iran ProblemThe Zimbabwe Daily: UN to investigate ‘suspect’ appointment of Mugabe as spot-light focuses on TedrosThe Zimbabwe Mail UN to investigate ‘suspect’ appointment of Mugabe as spot-in light focuses on TedrosNew Zimbabwe: UN Watch says WHO boss must be investigated for “immorally” awarding MugabeThe Zimbabwean: Robert Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador amid outrcry—RFI: Après <<l’affaire Mugabe>>, l’OMS a un peu plus terni son imageLa Tribune Afrique: L'OMS annule la nomination du président Mugabe comme ambassadeur de bonne volontéAfricapostnews: OMS: <<Robert Mugabe, Ambassadeur de bonne volonté, c’est une insulte>>— Bild: Ausgerechnet Tyrann Mugabe jetzt UN-BotschafterBadische Zeitung: Simbabwes greiser Staatschef Mugabe wurde beinahe UN-BotschafterFrankfurter Rundschau: Mugabe kurzzeitig Sonderbotschafter der WHODER STANDARD: Mugabe als WHO-Sonderbotschafter entlassen—El País: La OMS recula y le quita el puesto de embajador al presidente de ZimbabuePúblico: Mugabe já não vai ser embaixador da boa vontade da OMS–Corriere della Sera: Lo Zimbabwe distrutto dal presidente Mugabe (l’Oms lo nomina ambasciatore)—NOS: Mugabe misschien toch geen goodwill-ambassadeur WHO@NU Buitenland: Mensenrechtenorganisaties boos om benoeming Mugabe tot VN-ambassadeurDe Dagelijkse Standaard – DDS: De wereld op zijn kop: Mugabe wordt benoemd tot VN-ambassadeur —ABC Nyheter (Norway): WHO trekker utnevnelsen av Mugabe som goodwillambassadørDagens Nyheter (Sweden): WHO-chefen drar tillbaka utnämningen av Mugabe (paywall)Ara (Catalan): L'OMS rectifica i deixa Mugabe sense el càrrec d'ambaixador de bona voluntat

Posted by UN Watch on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

UN Watch sparked a global outcry when the U.N.’s health agency appointed Zimbabwe’s Mugabe as goodwill ambassador. As a result, the WHO revoked the appointment. Following are some of the articles that quoted UN Watch.

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ABC News: World Health Organization rescinds Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ‘goodwill ambassador’ appointment amid scathing criticism
UN Watch, a Swiss human rights group that monitors the performance of the United Nations, issued a statement Thursday expressing “grave concern” over Mugabe’s appointment.
The New York Times: After Making Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘Rethinking’ It
Hillel Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch, a human rights group, condemned the choice, saying: “The government of Robert Mugabe has brutalized human rights activists, crushed democracy dissidents and turned the breadbasket of Africa — and its health system — into a basket case. The notion that the U.N. should now spin this country as a great supporter of health is, frankly, sickening.”
Reuters: Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy
Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based group UN Watch described the choice by WHO, a United Nations agency as “sickening”.
Independent: British government leads barrage of criticism after World Health Organisation names Robert Mugabe a ‘goodwill ambassador’
Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based group UN Watch, described Mr Mugabe’s appointment as “sickening”. “The government of Robert Mugabe has brutalised human rights activists, crushed democracy dissidents, and turned the breadbasket of Africa€” and its health system€” into a basket-case,” he said. “The notion that the UN should now spin this country as a great supporter of health is, frankly, sickening.”
Washington Post: WHO rescinds ‘goodwill ambassador’ appointment of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe
Hillel Neuer, the executive director of United Nations Watch and a human rights activist, wrote: “Shame on you, @WHO, for legitimizing brutal tyrant Mugabe, who devastated the health system of Zimbabwe & flies abroad for his health care.”
CNN: WHO chief: ‘Rethinking’ appointment of Mugabe as goodwill ambassador
“The government of Robert Mugabe has brutalized human rights activists, crushed democracy dissidents and turned the breadbasket of Africa — and its health system — into a basket case,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, which monitors the performance of WHO, a UN agency that focuses on international public health.
AFP: WHO chief rescinds Mugabe ambassador role after outcry
UN Watch, a Geneva-based monitor, called for an investigation into the “absurd” Mugabe appointment. “There must be more to the story,” UN Watch chief Hillel Neuer said in a statement.
CNBC: Choice of Mugabe as WHO envoy shocks human rights groups
Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based group UN Watch, issued a statement late on Friday criticising the choice by WHO, a United Nations agency.

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SELECTED ARTICLES CITING UN WATCH

English
Reuters: Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks, baffles
CNN: Robert Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador amid outcry
BBC News: Robert Mugabe’s WHO appointment condemned as ‘an insult’
New York Times: W.H.O. Removes Robert Mugabe as ‘Good-Will Ambassador’
Washington Post: WHO’s ’goodwill’ appointment draws the opposite (paywall)
The Washington Post: WHO rescinds ‘goodwill ambassador’ appointment of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe
The Times: WHO denounced over ambassador role for Robert Mugabe (paywall)
Agence France-Presse: WHO chief rescinds Mugabe ambassador role after outcry
The Independent: British government leads barrage of criticism after World Health Organisation names Robert Mugabe a ‘goodwill ambassador’
ABC News: World Health Organization rescinds Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ‘goodwill ambassador’ appointment amid scathing criticism
Newsweek: What do Saudi Arabia, Barack Obama and Robert Mugabe have in common? Five appointments that shocked the world
CNBC: Choice of Mugabe as WHO envoy shocks human rights groups
New York Post: WHO’s sickening honor for butcher Mugabe
CTV (Interview with Hillel Neuer): Trudeau condemns Mugabe appointment as WHO good will ambassador
The Daily Telegraph Australia: They love a tyrant
The Telegraph: WHO chief ‘rethinking’ after Mugabe honour outrage
The Australian: WHO scrap ‘sick joke’ Mugabe as UN goodwill ambassador
Express: Robert Mugabe STRIPPED of World Health Organisation ’goodwill’ role following outcry
PJ Media: The UN’s Mugabe Moment, and Its Perennial Iran Problem
The Zimbabwe Daily: UN to investigate ‘suspect’ appointment of Mugabe as spot-light focuses on Tedros
The Zimbabwe Mail: UN to investigate ‘suspect’ appointment of Mugabe as spot-in light focuses on Tedros
New Zimbabwe: UN Watch says WHO boss must be investigated for “immorally” awarding Mugabe
The Zimbabwean: Robert Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador amid outrcry
 
French
RFI: Après <<l’affaire Mugabe>>, l’OMS a un peu plus terni son image
La Tribune Afrique: L’OMS annule la nomination du président Mugabe comme ambassadeur de bonne volonté
Africa Post News: OMS: <<Robert Mugabe, Ambassadeur de bonne volonté, c’est une insulte>>
 
German
Bild: Ausgerechnet Tyrann Mugabe jetzt UN-Botschafter
Badische Zeitung: Simbabwes greiser Staatschef Mugabe wurde beinahe UN-Botschafter
Frakfurter Rundshau: Mugabe kurzzeitig Sonderbotschafter der WHO
Der Standard: Mugabe als WHO-Sonderbotschafter entlassen
 
Spanish
El Pais: La OMS recula y le quita el puesto de embajador al presidente de Zimbabue
Publico: Mugabe já não vai ser embaixador da boa vontade da OMS
 
Italian
Corriere Della Sera: Lo Zimbabwe distrutto dal presidente Mugabe (l’Oms lo nomina ambasciatore)
 
Dutch
NOS: Mugabe misschien toch geen goodwill-ambassadeur WHO
NU Buitenland: Mensenrechtenorganisaties boos om benoeming Mugabe tot VN-ambassadeur
De Dagelijkse Standaard: De wereld op zijn kop: Mugabe wordt benoemd tot VN-ambassadeur
 
Other
ABC Nyheter (Norway): WHO trekker utnevnelsen av Mugabe som goodwillambassadør
Dagens Nyheter (Sweden): WHO-chefen drar tillbaka utnämningen av Mugabe (paywall)
Ara (Catalan): L’OMS rectifica i deixa Mugabe sense el càrrec d’ambaixador de bona voluntat