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UN Rights Official in Blackface is ‘Racist & Offensive’

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 1:51 pm | UN Watch

Geneva, December 1, 2017 – The non-governmental human rights group UN Watch today called on UN chief Antonio Guterres and human rights commissioner Zeid to take action over the latest offensive actions by UNHRC expert Alfred de Zayas. Letter below. ... More >>

UN Should Condemn ‘Fake Investigation’ of Venezuela Record

Friday, 1 December 2017, 9:29 am | UN Watch

November 30, 2017 – UN Watch today called on UN chief Antonio Guterres, human rights commissioner Zeid, and U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley to condemn a “fake investigation” of Venezuela's human rights record by a UN human rights council official known as ... More >>

US Should Deport Rutgers Professor Who Abetted Genocide

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:52 am | UN Watch

Geneva, Nov. 6, 2017 – An international human rights group today called on Rutgers University to fire Mazen Adi, a professor on war crimes law, on grounds that as a Syrian diplomat and legal advisor he justified the war crimes of the genocidal Assad ... More >>

U.N. health agency names tyrant Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador'

Saturday, 21 October 2017, 1:16 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, October 19, 2017 – The non-governmental human rights group UN Watch expressed “grave disappointment” at the U.N. health body's appointment of Zimbabwe's dictator as a goodwill ambassador on health, even as his policies have devastated Zimbabwe's ... More >>

UNESCO Denies Biblical Christian & Jewish Heritage

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 2:10 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, July 7, 2017 – UN Watch, an independent non-governmental organization based in Geneva, condemned the “cynical, divisive, and politicized hijacking of UNESCO’s mission to protect world cultural heritage” by Arab states, after the ... More >>

Under Syrian Pressure, WHO Hid Positive Report on Israel

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 2:24 pm | UN Watch

Exclusive: Under Syrian Pressure, U.N.'s WHO Hid Positive Report on Israel, Adopts Censure 14 EU states condemn WHO failure to publish report "in strongest terms" More >>

UN Watch Condemns Election of Dictators to the UNHRC

Saturday, 29 October 2016, 9:24 pm | UN Watch

"China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Rwanda elected " Credibility of UN Rights Council at stake," says UN Watch * Major blow: Failure of Russia to get elected More >>

UNHRC to confirm nominees of Egyptian-led panel

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:03 pm | UN Watch

GENEVA, July 8, 2016 — A representative of the Egyptian regime of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has replaced the delegate of Saudi Arabia as chair of the UN Human Rights Council panel which nominates global investigators, which this week will include ... More >>

Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil Addresses Human Rights Council

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:57 pm | UN Watch

Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil Addresses Human Rights Council In Response to New Report Finding Genocide More >>

UN Chief & World Leaders Urged to Endorse Appeal

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 8:46 pm | UN Watch

UN Chief & World Leaders Urged to Endorse Appeal for Amnesty of Political Prisoners as UNHRC Celebrates 10th Anniversary on Monday More >>

Ahead of UN Report on 2014 Gaza War

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 11:36 am | UN Watch

Ahead of UN Report on 2014 Gaza War, Multinational Mission of Generals Finds: "Israel not only met but significantly exceeded international legal standards" More >>

UN casts Israel as world's worst violator of health rights

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:55 am | UN Watch

Israel's army team of medics recently treated 1,600 victims of the Nepal earthquake. More >>

EU & US let Iran win top seat on UN Women’s Rights board

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 11:32 am | UN Watch

EU & US Allowed Iran to Win Top Seat on UN Women’s Rights Board, Rights Group Says More >>

U.N. Executives to Strengthen Anti-Retaliation Measures

Friday, 10 April 2015, 2:22 pm | UN Watch

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2015  – Today, a group of nine whistleblowers from the U.N. system sent a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Directors of U.N. Specialized Agencies urging them to do more to protect whistleblowers. More >>

UN Watch Statement

Friday, 3 April 2015, 1:22 am | UN Watch

UN Watch welcomes today’s meeting. Yet given that it has been more than five years now since Boko Haram has been on the rampage, killing thousands of innocent men, women, and children, we must ask: Why has the UN waited so long? More >>

North Korean Defectors visiting Geneva Human Rights session

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 11:15 am | UN Watch

North Korean Defectors visiting Geneva Human Rights session, where North Korea Foreign Minister labeled them "scum" Defectors will also raise situation of North Korean overseas workers whose situation is akin to slavery More >>

Geneva rights summit draws world attention

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 2:31 pm | UN Watch

PRESS RELEASE Geneva rights summit draws world attention, spotlights Boko Haram, ISIS, China, Cuba, France, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tibet, Turkey, Venezuela More >>

Comment on Today's UNGA Anti-Semitism Session

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:00 pm | UN Watch

UNGA must examine own record; this year has condemned Israel 20 times compared to only 3 on rest of world More >>

Rights group calls for UNHRC to expel Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 11 January 2015, 10:26 pm | UN Watch

Rights group calls for UNHRC to expel Saudi Arabia after today's 50 lashes to rights activist Raif Badawi More >>

NGOs hail 'historic' UN debate on North Korean abuses

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 11:31 am | UN Watch

NGOs hailed the convening today of the first-ever meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korean human rights abuses. “With today's historic debate, the UN finally sends the message that North Korean rulers who starve and enslave their own people ... More >>