Questions for new UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet over Cuban & Venezuela policy

GENEVA, August 10, 2018 – The non-governmental human rights group UN Watch congratulated Michelle Bachelet on her appointment today as UN human rights chief, but joined Amnesty International, UNA-UK and other NGOs in criticizing the lack of transparency of the rushed process. In particular, UN …

Nominee for UN Rights Chief Has Problematic Record On Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua; Watchdog Expresses ‘Serious Concerns’

GENEVA, August 8, 2018 – In reaction to the news of Michelle Bachelet’s nomination as the next UN human rights chief, the non-governmental human rights organization UN Watch said it had “serious concerns” over her spotty record on supporting human rights in Cuba, Nicaragua, and …

Saudis Win Seat on Third UN Women’s Rights Body

GENEVA, June 18, 2018 – UN Watch today expressed grave concern that Saudi Arabia, considered by many to be the most misogynistic regime in the world, has now secured key positions on the UN’s three principal women’s rights bodies: April 2017: Saudi Arabia elected to UN Commission on Status of …

U.S. calls on Syria to ‘stand down’ from presidency of UN disarmament forum, asks Russia for help

GENEVA, May 25, 2018 – The U.S. called on Russia to pressure Syria to “stand down” from the presidency of the UN-backed Conference on Disarmament which the Assad regime is scheduled to take over on Monday despite allegedly carrying out numerous deadly chemical weapons attacks. UN chief Antonio …