UN names North Korea chair of arms control agency

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA — A Geneva-based human rights group today called on the US and the EU to strongly protest the U.N.’s appointment of North Korea as head of its Conference on Disarmament, a 65-member arms control forum. (For the official UN announcement, see “Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea …

UN Human Rights Council Debates Violations in Sudan, North Korea, and Belarus

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Sept. 27, 2006 — Today the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva debated reports delivered by its human rights envoys for North Korea, Sudan and Belarus, three of the world’s most repressive regimes.  UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization that monitors the world …