U.S. Needs to Stay in the U.N. Human Rights Council—To Fight Back

There’s a reason that France, Russia, China and every other world power invests time, money and political capital to campaign for a seat at the U.N. Human Rights Council: to gain influence in a consequential world body. Like it or not, the UNHRC’s decisions, translated into every language, influence …

Islamic & African Nations Boycott Meeting With First U.N. Expert on Anti-Gay Violence

Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn (above) is the UN’s newly appointed Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). GENEVA, Jan. 25, 2017 –  Islamic and African nations, where violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community are most prevalent, …

Top Ten Most Insane U.N. Anti-Israel Actions of 2016

GENEVA, Dec. 21, 2016 – As the UN General Assembly prepares to adopt a resolution today accusing Israel of harming Palestinians by the “exploitation of natural resources,” “extensive destruction of agricultural land” and “widespread destruction”—part of 20 anti-Israel …

Issue 608: Report: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN right’s review

Exposed: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN rights review UN Watch report calls on Ban Ki-moon to investigate “fraud on a massive scale” Outside the UNHRC chamber where its record was being reviewed, Venezuela put on a large photo exhibit showing its alleged commitment to human …

Report: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN review of its rights record

For today’s UNHRC review, Venezuela displayed a photo exhibit showing its alleged commitment to human rights. Above: Photo of President Nicolar Maduro with UN prize for combating hunger—though his people are in fact starving. Press Release Report: Venezuela used 500 front groups to subvert today’s UN …