UN Watch Says Durban II Missed “Golden Opportunity” to Review Abusers on Racism and Discrimination

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, April 24, 2009 —  The conclusion today of a U.N. conference on racism and discrimination was “a missed opportunity,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based UN Watch, a non-governmental watchdog. “Despite its title, and notwithstanding promises made by U.N. …

Today: Historic Multicultural Gathering on Racism and Persecution to be Held During Durban Review Conference

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, April 22, 2009 — Today, in middle of a U.N. conference racism and intolerance, one thousand NGO activists are gathering to hear a diverse coalition of non-governmental organizations, including Jewish, Christian and multicultural groups, will join hands to speak out on what they see as …

U.N. Libyan Surprise: Qaddafi’s U.N. Rep Confronted by Qaddafi’s Palestinian Torture Victim

In April 2009, when the UN human rights council chose Libya to head the planning committee and main committee of its world conference on racism, known as the Durban Review Conference), UN Watch exposed the obscenity of choosing an egregious human rights violator to chair a human rights conference. ______ From The …

UN Watch Applauds Dutch FM’s Call on EU Ministers to Withdraw from Discredited Durban II Conference

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, March 12, 2009 — UN Watch applauded Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen for announcing that this Monday he will call on European Union states to withdraw from the Durban II conference, or else withdraw unilaterally.   “The document is unacceptable,” said Foreign Minister …

Durban-born UN rights chief urged to protest Durban ‘discriminatory’ boycott of Israel

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Feb. 5 —Geneva-based human rights organization UN Watch today called on UN rights chief Navi Pillay to protest the “outrageous and discriminatory” boycott by a Durban dockworkers union of an Israeli commercial ship scheduled to arrive this Sunday in the South African port city. …

UN Rights Chief Urged to Fight “Orwellian Distortions” in Proposals for Durban 2 Racism Declaration

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, January 19, 2009 — As diplomats gathered in Geneva to draft the outcome declaration for the U.N.’s upcoming world conference on racism, UN Watch, an independent non-governmental organization headquartered in Geneva, called on UN chief Ban Ki-moon and human rights high commissioner …