UNHRC Denies Speaking Slots to UN Watch, Instead Gives to Chinese Regime Front Groups

In the UN Human Rights Council’s recent 50th Regular Session, UN Watch was wrongfully denied a speaking slot in any of the 36 Interactive Dialogues, even though we promptly registered to speak in each one.

Only 10 NGOs speak under each ID debate. Instead of UN Watch being allowed to speak, the UN human rights secretariat headed by Mr. Eric Tistounet gave the slots to several Chinese  state-sponsored “NGOs.” Following is a selection of their propaganda testimonies before the UNHRC.

 

“United Nations Association of China”
23/6/22
Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity

“In two weeks time, Hong Kong will be celebrating its 25th anniversary of its handover back to our motherland and is now enjoying a Hong Kong style, capitalist democracy. [then attacks the US]”

“The National Security Law and the new elections system have been seen by those against China as restricting the rights of Hong Kong people, but have in fact safeguarded the rights and interests of its people adn businesses in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has moved from chaos to stability and is now on a new journey towards regaining prosperity and sound governance.”

 

“Beijing NGO Association for International Exchanges”
23/6/22
Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity

“My name is Rev. and Dr. Edmund Ng, a pastor and a scholar from Hong Kong. From my experience, the freedom of speech in religious and academic areas has maintained under the implementation of One Country, Two System in the past 25 years. After the implementation of the National Security Law, the above-mentioned freedoms have been more fully guaranteed.”

 

“China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation”
24/6/22
Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human

“China has successfully eradicated extreme poverty at the end of 2020, 10 years ahead of the time, making an example for other developing countries. The practices of poverty reduction in China provide plenty of valuable experiences for developing countries.”

 

“YouChange China Social Entrepreneur Foundation”
24/6/22
Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human

“In 2021, China got out of extreme poverty. This is a groundbreaking event which shows China’s united faith and strength. Meanwhile, it encourages the global efforts to remove poverty.

 

UN Watch

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