UN’s new gay rights monitor should investigate UNHRC members that execute gays, says UN Watch

Intervention by UN Watch, at the first consultation of the Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, delivered at the United Nations, Geneva, 25 January 2017, by David Mendoza-Wolfson. Professor Muntarbhorn, UN Watch believes that your new mandate has …

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, …

Egyptian envoy boycotts UN’s new monitor on anti-gay violence; “contrary to my convictions and the values I stand for”

 Amr Ramadan, Egyptian ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council: protecting gays from violence and discrimination is “contrary to my convictions and the values I stand for.” GENEVA, Aug. 17, 2016 – A 5-member UN human rights committee announced that a Thai law professor is its choice to …

Islamic States Block 22 Gay Rights Groups From UN Aids Summit

PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENEVA, June 8, 2016 — UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organization, today called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft to “name and shame” the countries responsible for excluding of …

Rights abusers win coveted UN rights posts

Rights abusers win coveted UN rights posts Elected to ECOSOC: Misogynistic Pakistan, slave-holding Mauritania, gay-bashing Uganda, repressive Zimbabwe Ban Ki-moon, Samantha Power, EU should condemn GENEVA, Oct. 30 – UN Watch today called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, rights commissioner Prince Zeid, U.S. …

UN Recognizes Gay Marriage for Staffers, Yet Key UN Bodies Undermine Gay Rights

GENEVA, July 8, 2014 – Geneva-based rights group UN Watch welcomed UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s recognition of staffers’ same-sex marriages, but said the world body would only send a clear message on equal rights when its top human rights bodies “stop adopting anti-gay resolutions, and stop …

Outrage at UN as 56 Islamic States Slam Gays for “Abnormal Sexual Behaviour,” Warning UN to Ignore Anti-Gay Violence

PRESS RELEASE Rights group urges Hillary Clinton to speak out GENEVA, Feb. 17 – A Pakistani spokesman for the UN’s Islamic bloc sparked outrage today after telling the UN’s top rights body that its 56 member states would ignore a scheduled UN rights panel on anti-gay violence, saying they were …