NGOs hail today’s ‘historic’ UN debate on North Korean abuses

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Dec. 22, 2014 – 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 must be held …

NGOs hail UN resolution seeking referral of N. Korean abuses to ICC

GENEVA, Nov. 18, 2014 – NGOs hailed the UN adoption today of a draft resolution, introduced by the EU and Japan in the UNGA’s 193-member Third Committee, asking the Security Council to refer the situation of North Korean rights abuses to the International Criminal Court, and to initiate sanctions against …

NGOs hail UN resolution seeking referral of N. Korean abuses to ICC

GENEVA, Nov. 18, 2014 – NGOs hailed the UN adoption today of a draft resolution, introduced by the EU and Japan in the UNGA’s 193-member Third Committee, asking the Security Council to refer the situation of North Korean rights abuses to the International Criminal Court, and to initiate sanctions against …

UN Watch condemns EU majority for backing Venezuela’s Security Council bid

Neuer: “Like making a pyromaniac into the fire chief” U.N. representatives for Venezuela, including Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez, right, celebrate after being elected to a two year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images GENEVA, …

Why electing Erdogan’s Turkey and Maduro’s Venezuela to the UNSC is a terrible idea

GENEVA, October 15 — The election tomorrow of Venezuela and Turkey to the UN Security Council will be “like making pyromaniacs into the fire chiefs,” said UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer today. Venezuela has been endorsed by the Latin American states and is running on a clean slate, …

Key UN Statements on Current Gaza-Israel Conflict

Monday, July 21 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Remarks from diplomacy meeting in Cairo, Egypt “I full understand, fully sympathize the sufferings of the Palestinian people, particularly in Gaza. These restrictions should be lifted as soon as possible so that people should not resort to this kind of …