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 marks International Remembrance Day of Victims of Slavery, whilst Mauritania continues to sit on the body's Human Rights Council.

Today, activities kick-off at the UN in the lead up to International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, marked on March 25th. Events will include an exhibition, a film screening, a book signing, a culinary evening and a concert, as well as briefings and a “Solemn …

New Details on Bangladeshi Harassment of UN Expert Sigma Huda

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 7, 2007  —  UN Watch released new details (Click here  or see below) confirming that the Bangladeshi government is blocking Ms. Sigma Huda, the UN Human Rights Council’s investigator of human trafficking, from leaving the country to address a scheduled session in Geneva …

UN Promise of Human Rights Reform in Peril, Ban ki-Moon Urged to Intervene

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, June 4, 2007 —  A reform proposal released today by the UN’s top human rights body is a setback and a cause for alarm, while UN promises made last year for reform are in peril, according to a letter sent today by UN Watch to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, urging him to intervene. …