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100 Human Rights Activists Urge UN Probe Of Top Official For Harassing Watchdog

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 4:20 am | UN Watch

A cross-regional coalition of 100 human rights activists and UN-accredited civil society organizations today called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk to investigate Eric Tistounet, the powerful ... More >>

UNRWA Announces Investigation Into 10 Employees After Accusations Of Inciting Anti-Jewish Hate, Supporting Terrorism

Friday, 6 August 2021, 3:40 pm | UN Watch

The UN agency that runs schools for Palestinians has announced it is investigating 10 of its staffers after a watchdog group exposed more than 100 teachers, school principals and other employees that praise Hitler, propagate hatred against Jews ... More >>

UNHRC Reps Praise Somalia On Human Rights

Friday, 7 May 2021, 8:43 am | UN Watch

Country speakers taking the floor today at the UN Human Rights Council showered praise on Somalia during a mandatory human rights review that all UN member states undergo every five years. (See quotes below) . While the UN procedure known as Universal ... More >>

Whistleblower Rejects UN Denial That It Handed Names Of Dissidents To China

Saturday, 6 March 2021, 4:50 pm | UN Watch

The spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denied that the world body handed over names of Chinese dissidents to Beijing, and said that no harm ever came to them. However, a whistleblower who exposed the practice is completely rejecting ... More >>

Head Of WHO Inquiry Into Coronavirus Response Has Close Ties To Beijing, Should Step Down

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 9:02 am | UN Watch

As 194 countries gather online for the World Health Organization's annual assembly, which is slated this afternoon to hear the first progress report from its international inquiry into the origins and global response to the Coronavirus pandemic, an independent ... More >>

UN Watch Announces Human Rights Award For Iranian Women's Rights Activist Shaparak Shajarizadeh

Friday, 16 October 2020, 8:37 am | UN Watch

UN Watch announced today that Shaparak Shajarizadeh, who was jailed and beaten in Iran for removing her headscarf in public protest, will receive the Swiss organization’s highest human rights award at the 2020 UN Watch Online Gala on November 1. “Shaparak ... More >>

Bari Weiss To Be Honored By UN Watch

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 8:04 am | UN Watch

United Nations Watch, the Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organization, announced today that journalist Bari Weiss will receive its Per Ahlmark Award, in recognition of her moral courage and eloquence in defending the principles of democracy ... More >>

UN Clash: Venezuela, Cuba Fail To Stop Appeal To Expel Maduro From UNHRC

Friday, 25 September 2020, 4:18 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, September 24, 2020 — Representatives of Cuba and Venezuela tried to block an activist's testimony today before the UN Human Rights Council after he cited the findings of UN investigators that the Maduro government of Venezuela was guilty of ... More >>

UN Must Expel Maduro From Human Rights Council After Inquiry Finds 'Crimes Against Humanity'

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 7:45 am | UN Watch

In wake of today's findings by UN Human Rights Council investigators that Venezuela is guilty of "crimes against humanity," an independent non-governmental human rights group is now calling for the Maduro regime to be expelled from the 47-nation ... More >>

70 UN-accredited NGOs Address UN Debate In Joint Statement For Release Of Palestinian Peace Activist

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 7:53 am | UN Watch

A coalition of 70 NGOs today addressed the plenary of the 47-nation United Nations Human Rights Council in a joint statement in support of their legal complaint with the UN to demand the release of Rami Aman, a Palestinian peace activist who has been ... More >>

70 UN-accredited NGOs Lodge UN Case Against Hamas & PA For Arbitrary Detention Of Peace Activist

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 8:02 am | UN Watch

Ahead of a United Nations debate next week on arbitrary detention, a coalition of 70 NGOs announced that it lodged a legal complaint with the UN to demand the release of Rami Aman, the Palestinian peace activist in Gaza who has been famously jailed ... More >>

China-led Panel Picks Amnesty International’s Ex-Chief Irene Khan As UN Free Speech Monitor

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 7:50 am | UN Watch

A watchdog revealed today that China was Chair of the U.N. Human Rights Council vetting process that nominated Amnesty International's former chief Irene Khan to be the next world monitor on free speech—a decision to be ratified this afternoon ... More >>

Rights Group Lodges UN Case Against China For Arbitrary Detention Of Rights Activist Zhang Baocheng

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 8:24 am | UN Watch

As China this month joined an influential UN Human Rights Council panel, the non-governmental human rights group UN Watch announced today that it has lodged a legal complaint with the United Nations to demand that China release Zhang Baocheng, a human rights ... More >>

China Joins Top UN Human Rights Panel, Sparking Protest

Friday, 3 April 2020, 3:12 pm | UN Watch

ABOVE: Mr. Jiang Duan, who holds the rank of Minister at China's mission to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, will play a key role in selecting the world body's monitors on health, freedom of speech, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances. ... More >>

UN Praises Iran's Human Rights Record, In Report Adopted By Top Rights Body

Sunday, 15 March 2020, 1:32 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, March 14 — The UN's top human rights body on Thursday adopted a report replete with praise for the Islamic Republic of Iran, capping a mandatory review of Tehran's human rights record that all UN member states undergo every five years. ... More >>

UN Reports To Call Out Iran On Women's Rights Abuses

Saturday, 7 March 2020, 1:10 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, March 6, 2020 — Ahead of next week's unprecedented UN focus on the situation of human rights in Iran, including the Tehran government's violation of women's rights, Iranian women's right activist and former political prisoner Shaparak Shajarizadeh ... More >>

N committee condemns Israel 8 times, rest of world 0

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:52 pm | UN Watch

Iraqi Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr Aluloom, chair of the UN General Assembly's committee on decolonization, which today condemned Israel in eight separate resolutions. GENEVA, Nov. 15, 2019 – A United Nations General Assembly committee today adopted ... More >>

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 >>





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