Moral Courage: Mexico’s Former UNESCO Ambassador Receives Human Rights Award

GENEVA, Sept. 11, 2017 – United Nations Watch, the Geneva-based non-governmental human rights group, today presented Dr. Andres Roemer, the former Ambassador of Mexico to UNESCO, with its 2017 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, at a ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, next to the United Nations human …

Does OHCHR Enable China’s Harassment of Dissidents?

This week, the New York Times reported about China’s crackdown on human rights activists, particularly its harassment of, and reprisals against, activists who attend UN meetings. As UN Watch pointed out at the March 2017 Human Rights Council session and again in May, in a letter complaint to Human Rights Chief …

Report: U.N.’s Mideast Agency Obsessed with ‘Israeli Apartheid’

This week U.N. chief Antonio Guterres swore in Iraqi ambassador Mohammed al-Hakim as director of ESCWA in Beirut. Report on U.N. Social Media Posts Accusing Israel of ‘Apartheid’ Study of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia – ESCWA Executive Summary UN Secretary-General Antonio …

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 …