UN Watch welcomes clarification by UN rights chief on Arab Charter

UN Watch welcomed the new clarification issued today by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, in response to its Jan. 28, 2008 letter protesting her endorsement of the Arab Charter on Human Rights, which contains anti-Semitic provisions. “Last week the High Commissioner endorsed the Arab …

U.S. votes against U.N. millions for Libyan-led “anti-racism” parley

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and her UN envoy, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, won plaudits for casting the sole opposing vote on a UN budget that will allocate some $7 million to hold a series of global conferences on racism organized by Libya, Iran, Cuba, and other countries often criticized for their …

Libyan Head of "Durban II" Anti-Racism Conference to Address General Assembly

Guess who’s coming to town?  The Libyans, of course.  Fresh from his uncontested victory at the Security Council (see our previous blog), Colonel Qaddafi will be smiling again as Mrs. Najat Al-Hajjaji — the Libyan envoy who in August was appointed to chair “Durban II,”  a series of …

Election of Libya and Iran Taints New UN Racism Committee

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, August 27, 2007 — Libya was elected today to head a UN committee charged with organizing a series of international meetings on racism, leading up to a major world conference in 2009, while Iran was chosen to be on its 20-member governing bureau. “Choosing Libya and Iran to fight …

Libya Designated to Head UN Anti-Racism Conference

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 21, 2007 —  Libya today was designated head of an anti-racism panel of the United Nations Human Rights Council, to oversee two years of preparatory meetings leading up to a world conference in 2009.  “Choosing Colonel Khaddafi to head a world anti-racism conference is like …

Libya Set to Head UN Anti-Racism Conference

PRESS RELEASE Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia also among 15-member bureau Geneva, June 15, 2007  —   Libya is the sole candidate for the post of Chair of a United Nations anti-racism conference to be held in Geneva later this month, upsetting human rights groups who recalled the fatal consequences to the …