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 …

Dutch Diplomat Should Be Fired for Defending Iran’s Election to UN Women, Tweeting “Iran’s Not Misogynist”

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, April 14, 2015 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today called on Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders (see letter below) to fire a senior human rights diplomat for a series of embarrassing tweets defending the election of Iran’s regime to the board of UN Women because, in …

Dutch Diplomat Should Be Fired for Defending Iran’s Election to UN Women, Tweeting “Iran’s Not Misogynist”

GENEVA, April 14, 2015 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today called on Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders (see letter below) to fire a senior human rights diplomat for a series of embarrassing tweets defending the election of Iran’s regime to the board of UN Women because, in her …

Rights groups condemn election of Saudi Arabia to UN’s new women’s rights agency, laud defeat of Iran

PRESS RELEASE New York, November 10, 2010 – Human rights groups condemned today’s election of Saudi Arabia to the governing board of the UN’s new women’s rights agency. “It’s morally perverse to reward a country that lashes rape victims, and that systematically subjugates women in …

UN Watch Challenges Saudi Arabian Testimony to UN Women’s Rights Panel

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Jan. 17 — UN Watch expressed disappointment that Saudi Arabia today used its first appearance before a UN expert panel on women’s rights to mask the pervasive discrimination against women in the desert kingdom. “Instead of sending massive delegations to the UN to pretend that Saudi …