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85% of UNHRC Delegates Praised Iran on Human Rights

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:31 am | UN Watch

Mohammad Larijani, Secretary General of the High Council for Human Rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran, today presented the country’s report at the UN Human Rights Council. GENEVA, November 8, 2019 — Delegates to the UN Human Rights Council ... More >>

NGOs urge opposition to election of rights abusers at UN

Saturday, 12 October 2019, 11:51 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, October 11, 2019 - Ahead of next Thursday's UN election of 14 nations to its highest human rights body, a coalition of non-governmental human rights groups from Europe, the U.S. and Canada today called on UN member states to oppose the election ... More >>

UN rebukes Hong Kong lawmaker after human rights appeal

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:32 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, Sept. 16, 2019 – The UN Human Rights Council, where China is a member and was host last week of a large exhibit extolling "human rights happiness" in China, chastised Hong Kong lawmaker Tanya Chan after her testimony today on police ... More >>

Hong Kong lawmaker to address UNHRC tomorrow

Monday, 16 September 2019, 8:00 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 15, 2019 — Hong Kong lawmaker Tanya Chan will tomorrow address the United Nations Human Rights Council, regarding the crackdown on the island's pro-democracy protests, announced the Geneva-based human rights organization UN Watch. More >>

Report Gives Mixed Reviews on UN Rights Chief’s First Year

Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:31 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 12, 2019 — A new study on Michelle Bachelet’s performance in her first year as the UN’s top human rights official, presented today at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, gives the former Chilean president mixed reviews ... More >>

UN censors 100 rights groups on Chinese abuses

Friday, 6 September 2019, 9:22 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 5, 2019 — The UN in Geneva confirmed it is censoring a human rights complaint on China's mass incarceration of Uighurs that was filed by a cross-regional coalition of more than 100 UN-accredited non-governmental organizations from numerous ... More >>

UN urges Palestinians to stop hate speech

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 12:05 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, August 30, 2019 — In a rare UN criticism of the Palestinians, the world body's racism watchdog urged Ramallah to combat "hate speech and incitement to violence," saying it was "concerned" about statements by Palestinian ... More >>

Comment on UN's Review of Palestinian Racism Record

Friday, 16 August 2019, 8:31 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, August 15, 2019 — On the conclusion of the first examination of the Palestinian record on racism by the UN's Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), UN Watch commended the 18-member expert body for asking the representatives ... More >>

Hong Kong Singer & Protest Activist Denise Ho to Address UN

Friday, 5 July 2019, 9:13 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, July 4, 2019 — Hong Kong celebrity musician and protest activist Denise Ho will address the United Nations Human Rights Council next week to spotlight Hong Kong's attempt to pass a law that would allow extradition to China, announced two ... More >>

WHO singles out Israel as only violator of health rights

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:41 am | UN Watch

GENEVA, May 22, 2019 — The annual assembly of the UN's World Health Organization today voted 96 to 11 for a resolution —co-sponsored by the Arab bloc and the Palestinian delegation—that singled out Israel over “Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian ... More >>

Nicaragua Praised in UN Human Rights Review

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:32 pm | UN Watch

Valdrack Jaentschke, Nicaragua’s vice minister of foreign affairs, presented the country’s report to the Human Rights Council on May 15, 2019. More >>

Equatorial Guinea praised in UN human rights review

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 10:12 am | UN Watch

Following last week’s glowing reviews of North Korea , DR Congo , and Brunei’s human rights records, the UN Human Rights Council gathered today to applaud the human rights situation in Equatorial Guinea, where the current president has been in power ... More >>

North Korea praised in UN human rights review

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 12:23 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, May 10, 2019 — Following this week’s glowing review of DR Congo’s human rights record, the UN Human Rights Council gathered yesterday to shower praise upon North Korea, one of the most abusive regimes in the world. (See quotes below.) ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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