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Yemen elected VP of UN Women despite worst gender ranking

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 5:14 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, Jan. 9, 2019 — A human rights watchdog organization today condemned the UN's election of Yemen , the lowest ranking country in the world on gender equality, to be vice-president of the Executive Board of UN Women, which is the United Nations ... More >>

UN Watch Welcomes General Assembly Resolution on Iran

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 12:11 pm | UN Watch

Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch applauds the passage of today’s Western-drafted UN General Assembly resolution criticizing Iran’s human rights record, by a vote of 84 to 30, with 67 abstentions. More >>

NGO Calls on UN to Reject al-Sisi's Orwellian Commission

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:13 am | UN Watch

UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer issued the following comment on Egypt's establishment of a "High Permanent Commission For Human Rights": More >>

Trial of Hong Kong ‘Umbrella Movement’ Leaders

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:23 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, November 22, 2018 — UN Watch today called on the Hong Kong government to drop charges issued against nine demonstrators from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement on grounds that the trial breaches China's latest pledges before ... More >>

UN to condemn Israel 9 times, rest of world 0

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:49 pm | UN Watch

UN to condemn Israel 9 times, rest of world 0 U.S. to change vote on Golan resolution More >>

Saudi rights record praised by 75 UN delegations

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 12:09 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, November 5, 2018 – Saudi Arabia today won widespread praise for its human rights record as the fundamentalist regime was examined in a routine UN review, prompting strong protests from human rights activists. More >>

Nations should condemn Havana repression

Friday, 2 November 2018, 10:38 am | UN Watch

Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez told reporters at a press conference in Havana last week that the U.S. amendments shifting the focus of his government's draft UN resolution to Havana's own human rights record were “a political maneuver.” More >>

UN should condemn synagogue massacre

Sunday, 28 October 2018, 12:08 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, October 27, 2018 — UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, along with other UN agencies, officials and experts tasked with combating racism, should join the EU, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and many others, and condemn today’s massacre ... More >>

Rights Abusers Run Unopposed For Top Human Rights Body

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:45 am | UN Watch

Six candidates deemed "Unqualified": Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, Philippines & Somalia More >>

NGOs urge opposition to election of rights abusers at UNHRC

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:49 am | UN Watch

NGOs urge opposition to election of rights abusers at UNHRC Six candidates deemed "Unqualified": Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, Philippines & Somalia GENEVA, October 8, 2018 - Ahead of Friday's UN election of 18 nations to ... More >>

Dissident confronts Putin's justice minister

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 10:36 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 21, 2018 — Russian justice minister Alexander Konovalov was confronted in a UN debate today by one of his country's most prominent dissidents. More >>

New UN Human Rights Chief Has Spotty Record

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 11:45 am | UN Watch

New UN Human Rights Chief Has Spotty Record On Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua; Watchdog Expresses 'Serious Concerns' More >>

Nominee for UN Rights Chief Has Problematic Record

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:30 am | UN Watch

Nominee for UN Rights Chief Has Problematic Record On Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua; Watchdog Expresses 'Serious Concerns' More >>

Report: UN Ignored Antisemitism for Decade

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:53 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, July 11, 2018 — UN agencies, officials and experts tasked with combating racism have failed over the past decade to act or even speak out against global hatred, incitement and violence against Jews, according to a major new report submitted today ... More >>

U.S. calls on Syria to 'stand down' from UN forum

Saturday, 26 May 2018, 11:47 am | UN Watch

U.S. calls on Syria to 'stand down' from presidency of UN disarmament forum, asks Russia for help More >>

British Officer to Address UN Urgent Session

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 2:03 pm | UN Watch

Col. Richard Kemp now at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva GENEVA, May 18, 2018 -- The former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, coming from a field visit and report at the Gaza front line, is about to testify before the emergency UN session ... More >>

Syria to chair UN disarmament forum on chemical weapons

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:53 am | UN Watch

Syria to chair UN disarmament forum on chemical weapons; watchdog urges US-EU walk-out More >>

U.N. elects Syria to post fighting “subjugation of peoples"

Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:17 pm | UN Watch

U.N. elects Syria to top post fighting “subjugation of peoples” GENEVA, February 23, 2018 — A UN watchdog group is criticizing UN chief Antonio Guterres for his blessings delivered Thursday before an anachronistic UN committee charged with “decolonizing” ... More >>

Venezuela, Iran, Russia, Scrutinized at Geneva Summit

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 12:47 pm | UN Watch

Dissidents spotlight abuses in Russia, Iran, Cuba, Turkey, Zimbabwe China, Pakistan, Congo, North Korea, Venezuela, Vietnam GENEVA, Feb. 20, 2018 - Venezuela, Russia, and Iran came under special scrutiny today in Geneva, seat of the U.N human rights ... More >>

UN Watch Condemns Venezuela Arrest of 85-year-old Activist

Saturday, 3 February 2018, 12:53 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, February 2, 2018 – UN Watch, a Geneva-based monitoring group, condemned Venezuela for arresting an 85-year-old activist in the middle of last night, taken from his home in Caracas at 3:00 a.m. by security forces. More >>

 

 

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