Belgian Coverage: U.N. elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

April 19, 2017 – the UN Economic and Social Council issues press release announcing Saudi Arabia’s election to the Commission on the Status of Women. April 22, 2017 – UN Watch publishes statement on its website condemning election of Saudi Arabia to Commission on the Status of Women: No Joke: UN Elects Saudi …

Irish Coverage: U.N. elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

      April 19, 2017 – the UN Economic and Social Council issues press release announcing Saudi Arabia’s election to the Commission on the Status of Women. April 22, 2017 – UN Watch publishes statement on its website condemning election of Saudi Arabia to Commission on the Status of Women: No …

Calls for Belgian FM to Resign as Saudi-gate also roils Sweden, Ireland, Norway – Exposed by UN Watch

UN Watch Sparks Firestorm Worldwide by Revealing Saudi Arabia’s Absurd Election to UN Women’s Rights Body; Opposition Leaders Demand Answers UN Watch’s exposure of the UN’s absurd election of Saudi Arabia, the world’s worst abuser of women’s rights, to the Commission on the Status of Women, has caught …

Leaked e-mails: Belgium made sure Saudis knew it voted regime onto U.N. women’s rights commission

Scandal: internal emails reveal that Belgium instructed its diplomats to vote Saudi Arabia onto the U.N. women’s rights commission — and to make sure the fundamentalist regime knew of Belgium’s support. See also: Belgian FM defends election of Saudi Arabia to U.N. women’s rights body, advocates …

Belgian FM defends election of Saudi Arabia to U.N. women’s rights body, advocates ‘dialogue’

See also: Belgium made sure Saudis knew it voted regime onto women’s rights commissions, emails reveal Before he would be contradicted by his prime minister the very next day, Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders justified at length the U.N. election of Saudi Arabia to the Commission on the Status of …

Belgium’s Shame: PM “sorry” for helping get Saudi Arabia on UN women’s rights panel; scandal exposed by UN Watch

  “I regret the vote,” said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. GENEVA, April 27, 2017 –  The Geneva-based UN Watch — the non-governmental human rights group which exposed the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia to its women’s rights commission — welcomed Belgian Prime …

UN expert: When Palestinian men beat their wives, it’s Israel’s fault

  When Palestinian men beat their wives, in large part it’s the fault of Israel, suggests a UN expert. Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, concluded her visit to Israel and the West Bank with a statement today “recognizing the clear linkage between the prolonged …