Vilifying Israel, ruining Venezuela: How Nicolas Maduro’s regime is spreading anti-Semitism abroad and abusing its power at home

BY DIEGO ARRIA, VENEZUELA’S FORMER UN AMBASSADOR By Diego Arria  “What does Israel plan to do with the Palestinians?” asked the Venezuelan ambassador to the UN, Rafael Ramirez. It was, of course, a rhetorical question. Speaking at an informal session of the Security Council this month, the …

Issue 582: Dictators Fail to Silence UN Watch: Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan Object to Speech Challenging Membership

In the UN Human Rights Council session which just concluded, UN Watch played a central role in critical debates. This week our newsletter will share key moments from our fight against dictatorships and double standards. _______________ Dictators Fail to Silence UN Watch: Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan …

Venezuela, Cuba, China, Russia, Pakistan Fail to Silence Hillel Neuer; Defended by USA, UK, Netherlands, Canada

Ten Years Later: Is the UN Human Rights Council Living Up to Its Promise?  Testimony before the UN Human Rights Council plenary, delivered by UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer, on March 11, 2016 Hillel Neuer, UN Watch: Thank you, Mr. President. In four days, this Human Rights Council marks its 10th …

Venezuela declares Swiss diplomat ‘persona non grata’ after his defense of UN Watch-led protests

Upon learning of the impending visit of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to the United Nations Human Rights Council in November 2015, UN Watch organized a press conference, a joint appeal to governments to not attend the one-sided, self-aggrandizing monologue which was bound to ensue, and a protest rally. These …

Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Antonio Ledezma & Leopoldo Lopez Win 2016 Courage Award from 25 NGOs at Geneva Summit Held at UN

Jailed Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Antonio Ledezma & Leopoldo Lopez Win 2016 Courage Award from 25 NGOs at Geneva Summit Held at UN Daughters of Caracas mayor & aunt of Leopoldo Lopez accepted on their behalf Ahead of Monday’s gathering of world leaders in Geneva, dissidents  spotlighted human …

Issue 578: UN Elects Syria & Venezuela to Leadership on Committee Against “Subjugation of Peoples”

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon: “I commend the leadership of all those committed to bringing new energy to its work”            Left: Syria’s Bashar Ja’afari speaking today from the UN Decolonization Committee dais. Right: Ja’afari embraces new Venezuelan Chair, Rafael Darío Ramírez …

Issue 576: As Venezuela files conspiracy charges, jailed opposition leaders Antonio Ledezma & Leopoldo Lopez win prestigious human rights prize from 25 NGOs, to be awarded at UN Watch’s Geneva summit next Tuesday

Days before world leaders gather in Geneva, UN Watch to lead global gathering of dissidents on Feb. 23 to spotlight human rights situations in China, Cuba, North Korea, Eritrea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Venezuela & more GENEVA, February 17, 2016 — Two days after UN Human Rights Council member …