Human rights must not be forgotten amid Myanmar’s positive steps towards democracy

Statement by UN Watch UPR of Myanmar UNHRC 31st Session, 17 March 2016 Delivered by David Choueke Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch remains deeply concerned about the ongoing human rights situation in Myanmar. We call attention to three areas of particular concern in the report that is before us today. First, we …

Commentary: U.N. Adopts Resolutions on Iran, Syria, N. Korea, Burma

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Dec. 20 – Today the U.N. General Assembly adopted its annual resolutions on the human rights situations in Iran, Syria, North Korea and Burma. Following are comments by UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer: ON THE IRAN RESOLUTION “UN Watch supports this strong resolution in which the …

Issue 332: UN Watch Condemns Iran, Pakistan and Burma at UN Minority Forum on Women’s Rights

Following is UN Watch’s testimony before the recent session on women’s rights of the Forum on Minority Issues of the UN Human Rights Council, under the agenda item on the right to education. The remarks were delivered on Nov. 29th by Angela Farmer, a Boston University student interning with UN …

UN Member States Denounce Burma Rights Record – With Exceptions

Twenty countries voted with Burma Dec. 24 in opposing the UN General Assembly’s majority support for a resolution denouncing the  human rights record of the Burmese government. The resolution, titled Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar (Burma), expresses the assembly’s “grave concern about …

UN Watch quotes for human rights votes today on Iran, Burma, North Korea

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Nov. 21 – Following are quotes from Hillel Neuer, UN Watch executive director, on the UN General Assembly Third Committee votes Monday on resolutions condemning human rights abuses in North Korea, Burma and Iran.  For additional quotes and comments, please call Hillel Neuer at (646) …

Issue 217: The Human Rights Council’s Rogues’ Gallery of Advisors

The New York Times published the op-ed below by Burmese dissident Ko Bo Kyi, one of many human rights heroes who will be gathering on March 8-9, 2010, for the 2nd Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy. In what will be the largest pro-democracy event of the year at the UN Human Rights Council, …

UN Human Rights Council’s “Pretty Packed Schedule” Has No Time for Myanmar’s Starving Victims

At the initiative of the Cuban government, the UN Human Rights Council will convene on May 23, 2008 for an emergency “special session” to address rising food prices. Several EU states also added their names to the Cuban request. The world food crisis is certainly an urgent issue, but few expect this meeting to …