Rights coalition welcomes UN urgent session on Iraq, demands “concrete outcomes”

Rights coalition welcomes UN urgent session on Iraq, demands “concrete outcomes”  Maryam Wahida, an Iraqi Christian in Geneva, addresses anti-genocide rally alongside  UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer last week in Geneva.   GENEVA, August 25, 2014 –  The Geneva-based human rights …

U.S. and Canada blast today’s UN appointment of Richard Falk’s wife, citing ‘biased and inflammatory views,’ ‘abysmal judgment’

PRESS RELEASE Goldstone Report Co-Author Christine Chinkin Loses Bid for Palestine Post to Indonesian Diplomat Today, as controversial UN official Richard Falk ended his 6-year term as human rights investigator, the UN appointed his wife and academic partner, Hilal Elver Falk, to her own 6-year term as a human …

Nepotism: Discredited UN rights official Richard Falk to be replaced by controversial wife for 6-year term

PRESS RELEASE UN Watch says Hilal Elver is ‘unfit to serve,’ urges U.S. ambassador Samantha Power to oppose her in Thursday’s election  Hilal Elver, co-director with her husband Richard Falk of a research institute  at UCSB, is slated to win a top UN post on Thursday. GENEVA, May 6, 2014 …

Issue 362: As much of the world starves, a UN hunger expert investigates Canada

As much of the world starves, a UN hunger expert investigates Canada The National Post (Canada) May 5, 2012, p. A20 EDITORIALS By Hillel Neuer Olivier De Schutter is the UN Human Rights Council’s “Special Rapporteur on the right to food,” a post initiated by Cuba. Tomorrow he begins an 11-day …

Wikileaks: World Food Program told Kofi Annan of UN Hunger Expert’s “Profoundly Immoral” Actions “Harming Lives of the Hungry”

PRESS RELEASE NGO urges Ban Ki-moon, Navi Pillay and Olivier de Schutter to speak out  GENEVA, October 24 — A Wikileaks cable circulated for the first time today reveals that Kofi Annan was in possession of an urgent World Food Program request to remove a UN Human Rights Council’s expert on hunger …

Conflict of Interest: UN’s Jean Ziegler made country visits to praise political friends, not fight world’s hunger emergencies

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, March 11, 2008 — The UN refused to publish a submission by a Geneva non-governmental organization detailing conflict of interest on the part of a UN rights official whose two reports released today heap praise on the Cuban and Bolivian governments. (See text below.) UN special rapporteur on …

General Assembly Today Hears From Khaddafi Prize Founder

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Oct. 25, 2006 —UN Watch today called on Jean Ziegler, the UN hunger expert scheduled to address the General Assembly this afternoon, to resign from his position as vice-president of the “Moammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize” organization.  The Geneva-based non-governmental …

Issue 123: UN Expert on Hunger Irrationally Ignores World’s Food Emergencies to Pursue Personal Political Agenda

News:  Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, announced at a UN conference last Thursday that he had written to Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission, to demand suspension of its trade accord with Israel.  “Grave violations of the [Palestinians’] right to food have …