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 …

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 …