UN Watch’s Top Tweets in April 2021

Trending UN Watch tweets from April: United Nations elects Iranian regime to top women’s rights body; at least four democracies vote for Iran; Iranian morality police invoke Western women’s compliance to justify hijab laws; Saudi Arabia sits on UN Women executive board; UN court allows giving dissidents’ names to China.

At Least Four Western Democracies Vote For Iran

Iranian Morality Police Invoke Western Women’s Compliance to Justify Hijab Laws

Saudi Arabia Sits on UN Women Executive Board

UN Court Approves Giving Dissidents’ Names to China

Liking, retweeting, following: UN Watch tweets were liked and shared by thousands around the world, including by opinion leaders and celebrities such as:

  • Venezuelan diplomat & former UN Security Council President Diego Arria, UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed
  • Head of Global Magnitsky Justice campaign Bill Browder, Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza and activist Lyubov Sobol, Iranian women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad, Cuban human rights activist Rosa María Payá, Turkish fashion designer & activist Barbaros Sansal, former prisoner of Iran & activist Kylie Moore-Gilbert, human rights defender & Uighur attorney Rayhan Asat, Dutch-Kurdish singer & activist Dashni Morad, Pakistani-American activist Farahnaz Ispahani, Chinese cyber-dissident Wu Lebao, Chinese political cartoonist and activist Badiucao, Canadian human rights activist Yasmine Mohammed, Saudi dissidents Raif Badawi & Ensaf Haidar, social & environmental activist Ulrich Janse van Vuuren
  • Chair of the British parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat, UK MP Alicia Kearns, House of Lords member Lady Karren Brady
  • Canadian senators Linda FrumLuc Berthold, Canadian MPs Pierre Paul-Hus, Garnett GenuisBob SaroyaMarc Dalton, former Canadian foreign minister John Baird, former Canadian ambassador to Israel Vivian Bercovici, former British Columbia attorney general & justice minister Suzanne Anton
  • European Parliament member Peter van Dalen, Swedish MPs Hanif BaliFredrik Malm
  • Israeli ambassador to the U.S. & UN Gilad Erdan, Israeli ambassador to Belgium Emmanuele Nachshon, Israeli ambassador to Chile Marina Rosenberg, former Israeli ambassador to India Daniel Carmon, former Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk
  • Foundation for Defense of Democracies president Clifford May, CEO Mark Dubowitz & senior vice president of research Jonathan Schanzer, Stockholm Free World Forum chairman Gunnar Hokmark, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies executive director Kyle Matthews, Hudson Institute South & Central Asia Director and former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani, Hudson Institute fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs, AJC Transatlantic Institute director Daniel Schwammenthal, Religious Freedom Institute senior fellow Farahnaz Ispahani, Human Rights Foundation chief strategy officer Alex Gladstein, UK Muslims Against Anti-Semitism chairman Ghanem Nuseibeh, Amnesty International Venezuela director Marcos Gomez
  • Israeli-American computer scientist Judea Pearl, Iranian-American author Dr. Nina Ansari
  • U.S. actor Joshua Malina, Irish actor Rory Cowan
  • British Olympic swimming medalist Sharron Davies, Brazilian Olympic volleyball medalist Ana Paula Henkel, Canadian football player Jeff Hecht


Many journalists also liked or shared UN Watch’s tweets, including:

  • CNN anchor Jake Tapper, Washington Post columnist & CNN contributor Frida Ghitis, CNN En Espanol anchor & Miami Herald columnist Andrés Oppenheimer, ABC host Meghan McCain, political commentator Ben Shapiro, Voice of America correspondents Michael LipinBehrooz Samadbeygi, Wall St Journal contributor Gabriella Gershenson, Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer, Washington Examiner commentator Tiana Lowe, National Review senior writer David Harsanyi, The Dispatch editor-in-chief Jonah Goldberg, The Atlantic contributing editor Norman Ornstein, CNBC journalist Lora Kolodny
  • BBC Persian journalist Reihaneh MazaheriGuardian diplomatic editor Patrick Wintour, Financial Times journalist Hudson Lockett
  • Toronto Sun columnists Lorrie GoldsteinBrian LilleyTarek FatahNational Post journalist Terry Glavin, Global News broadcaster Alex Pierson
  • Welt am Sonntag managing editor Antje Schippmann & editor-in-chief Johannes Boie, ARD German TV correspondent Richard C. Schneider
  • Sky News Australia hosts Rita PanahiSharri Markson, The Age foreign editor Chris Zappone, Asia Times Middle East editor Alison Meuse
  • Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen PollardJerusalem Post journalists Lahav HarkovTovah Lazaroff, Times of Israel journalist Haviv Rettig Gur
  • Iranian journalists Nazenin Ansari, Nariman GharibSaman Arbabi, British-Iranian journalist Ramita Navai


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