Issue 293: U.S. pulls out of U.N.’s controversial Durban III summit

UN Watch congratulates the United States for announcing today that it will stay away from the UN’s upcoming 10th anniversary commemoration of the 2001 Durban conference, a supposed anti-racism gathering that turned into a global festival of hate. The government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was …

Rights activists urge South Africa to 'vote like a democracy' on Security Council, recall poor voting record of prior term

GENEVA, October 12, 2010 – UN Watch congratulated Colombia, Germany, India and South Africa on their election as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2011-2012. In regard to South Africa, UN watch executive director Hillel Neuer said it was “important that a major African democracy be …

Rights activists urge South Africa to ‘vote like a democracy’ on Security Council, recall poor voting record of prior term

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, October 12, 2010 – UN Watch congratulated Colombia, Germany, India and South Africa on their election as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2011-2012. In regard to South Africa, UN watch executive director Hillel Neuer said it was “important that a major African …

Durban-born UN rights chief urged to protest Durban ‘discriminatory’ boycott of Israel

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Feb. 5 —Geneva-based human rights organization UN Watch today called on UN rights chief Navi Pillay to protest the “outrageous and discriminatory” boycott by a Durban dockworkers union of an Israeli commercial ship scheduled to arrive this Sunday in the South African port city. …

South Africa Drops Bid to Host UN’s “Durban II” Racism Conference, Now Expected for Spring 2009 in Europe

PRESS RELEASE Planning meeting opens with Islamic-led attacks against free speech, Western democracies and a Canadian Jewish NGO Geneva, April 24, 2008 — According to diplomatic sources, South Africa has now dropped its offer, announced by President Mbeki in February, to host next year’s UN sequel to the …

South Africa Opposes UN Human Rights Resolutions

The following op-ed appeared in today’s Sunday Times of South Africa. South Africa at the UN: Your Freedom and Mine Hillel Neuer At the United Nations recently, South Africa outdid even Saudi Arabia in opposing or refusing to support resolutions for victims of human rights violations in Belarus, Burma, …