UK’s glossy Arabic brochure for UNHRC campaign suggests ‘squalid vote deals’

Cover of UK’s glossy Arabic brochure sent by London to Arab dictatorships ahead of Friday’s election, to win their votes—possibly in deals whereby the UK will vote for them. Translation: “UN Human Rights Council | UNITED KINGDOM | 2017 – 2019 candidate | For freedoms and …

NGO urges UN to condemn ‘global epidemic’ of anti-Semitic incidents

PRESS RELEASE French riot police officers face rioters in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014. GENEVA, July 21, 2014 – Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today called on UN leaders to condemn what it called a “global epidemic” of anti-Semitic attacks, spiraling from Paris to Ankara, in …

UK announces bid to cancel Syria’s “abhorrent” membership on UNESCO rights committee

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Jan. 6 – UN Watch applauded the UK for announcing today that it will act with other countries to expel Syria from two UNESCO human rights committees, as the government disclosed in an email sent today to the Geneva-based human rights group, which heads a campaign of 60 MPs and rights …

Ex-Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan to Address U.N. Emergency Session on Goldstone Report

PRESS RELEASE Col. Richard Kemp Geneva, Oct. 15, 2009 — The former commander of British forces in Afghanistan will be addressing the U.N. special session on the Goldstone Report, speaking on behalf of UN Watch, an independent Geneva human rights group. See embargoed speech below.   UN Watch executive …

U.N.’s Imminent Gaza Report Challenged by 50 U.K. & Canadian Lawyers for ‘Bias’

PRESS RELEASE Arab and Islamic States Plan to Use Goldstone Report for Indictment of Israel by International Criminal Court Geneva, Sept. 13, 2009 — An unprecedented team of fifty British and Canadian lawyers are challenging the refusal of a U.N. investigator to step down from an inquiry on the recent Gaza …

U.K. Threatens Pull-Out If UN’s ‘Durban II’ Becomes Anti-Semitic Replay

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, May 14, 2008 — The British government told parliament that it is considering pulling out from a UN conference on racism if it replays the acrimonious anti-Semitism of the 2001 precursor held in Durban, South Africa. “With Iran’s Ahmadinejad calling to destroy the Jewish state at the …