Egyptian envoy boycotts UN’s new monitor on anti-gay violence; “contrary to my convictions and the values I stand for”

 Amr Ramadan, Egyptian ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council: protecting gays from violence and discrimination is “contrary to my convictions and the values I stand for.” GENEVA, Aug. 17, 2016 – A 5-member UN human rights committee announced that a Thai law professor is its choice to …

Islamic States Block 22 Gay Rights Groups From UN Aids Summit

PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENEVA, June 8, 2016 — UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organization, today called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft to “name and shame” the countries responsible for excluding of …

Rights abusers win coveted UN rights posts

Rights abusers win coveted UN rights posts Elected to ECOSOC: Misogynistic Pakistan, slave-holding Mauritania, gay-bashing Uganda, repressive Zimbabwe Ban Ki-moon, Samantha Power, EU should condemn GENEVA, Oct. 30 – UN Watch today called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, rights commissioner Prince Zeid, U.S. …

UN Recognizes Gay Marriage for Staffers, Yet Key UN Bodies Undermine Gay Rights

GENEVA, July 8, 2014 – Geneva-based rights group UN Watch welcomed UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s recognition of staffers’ same-sex marriages, but said the world body would only send a clear message on equal rights when its top human rights bodies “stop adopting anti-gay resolutions, and stop …

Outrage at UN as 56 Islamic States Slam Gays for “Abnormal Sexual Behaviour,” Warning UN to Ignore Anti-Gay Violence

PRESS RELEASE Rights group urges Hillary Clinton to speak out GENEVA, Feb. 17 – A Pakistani spokesman for the UN’s Islamic bloc sparked outrage today after telling the UN’s top rights body that its 56 member states would ignore a scheduled UN rights panel on anti-gay violence, saying they were …

Libya Tells UN Rights Council: “Gays threaten continuation of human race”

PRESS RELEASE Libya’s Islamist objection to gays dampers hopes of Arab Spring GENEVA, Feb. 13 – Gays threaten the continuation of the human race, Libya’s delegate told a planning meeting of the UN Human Rights Council today, reported the Geneva-based UN Watch monitoring group. It was the first …

Issue 344: Libya Tells UN Rights Council: “Gays threaten continuation of human race”

Libya’s Islamist outburst dampers hopes of Arab Spring GENEVA, Feb. 13 – Gays threaten the continuation of the human race, Libya’s delegate told a planning meeting of the UN Human Rights Council today, reported the Geneva-based UN Watch monitoring group. It was the first appearance in the 47-nation body …