Islamic & African Nations Boycott Meeting With First U.N. Expert on Anti-Gay Violence

Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn (above) is the UN’s newly appointed Independent Expert on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). GENEVA, Jan. 25, 2017 –  Islamic and African nations, where violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community are most prevalent, …

Islamic States Block 22 Gay Rights Groups From UN Aids Summit

PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENEVA, June 8, 2016 — UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organization, today called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft to “name and shame” the countries responsible for excluding of …

The return of the Ad Hoc

On July 22, 2013, a two-week session of the controversial Ad Hoc Committee on the Collaboration of Complementary Standards commenced. The Committee, set up in accordance with Paragraph 199 of the Durban Declaration, has as its goal to identify protection gaps in the fight against racism, especially within the …

"No such thing as Islamic terrorism," delegate tells UN confab on religious sensitivities

For more photos of the conference, click here. GENEVA – Nations attacked the West for wrongly associating Islam with terrorism at a June 19-21 international conference in Geneva organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, part of the U.S.-Turkish led “Istanbul Process,” an intended …

Letter from UN's Islamic group to UNHRC President Opposing Panel on Violence Against Gays

PDF of original letter PERMANENT MISSION OF PAKISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 56 me de Moillebeau 1211 Geneva 19 Tel: (4122) 7491930 Fax: (4122) 734 8085 E-mail: mission.vakistan@ties.ita.int. Ambassador No. Pol/S0/2012 14 February 2012 H.E. Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre President of …

Outrage at UN as 56 Islamic States Slam Gays for “Abnormal Sexual Behaviour,” Warning UN to Ignore Anti-Gay Violence

PRESS RELEASE Rights group urges Hillary Clinton to speak out GENEVA, Feb. 17 – A Pakistani spokesman for the UN’s Islamic bloc sparked outrage today after telling the UN’s top rights body that its 56 member states would ignore a scheduled UN rights panel on anti-gay violence, saying they were …

Islamic States Pledge Tolerance as Report Says They Practice Persecution

Concerns about an Islamic-sponsored “combating intolerance” initiative at the United Nations are brought into sharp relief by results of a new world survey on religious persecution. Muslim nations make up nine out of the top ten countries where Christians face the “most severe” persecution, and 38 …

Iran “Human Rights” Center Boosts UN-based Bid to Erode Universal Guarantees

PRESS RELEASE International Sponsors Should Pull Out GENEVA, Nov. 21 – As Western countries seek to have the UN condemn Iran for abusing human rights, a Tehran “human rights” center is to hold inaugural global conferences this week in a stepped-up bid to erode universal rights in favor of a “cultural …

Issue 187: Proposal at U.N. to criminalize ‘defamation of Islam’

Geneva, March 11, 2009 — A new U.N. resolution circulated today by Islamic states would define any questioning of Islamic dogma as a human rights violation, intimidate dissenting voices, and encourage the forced imposition of Sharia law. (See full U.N. text below.) UN Watch obtained a copy of the …

Issue 184: Radio Free Europe Features UN Watch Op-ed on ‘Defamation of Islam’ * U.N. Rewrites Durban Title to Downplay Offensive Proposals, Lashes Out at ‘Single Issue Lobby Groups’

 In this Issue: Today: Radio Free Europe features UN Watch op-ed on ‘Defamation of Human Rights’  New Islamic-sponsored U.N. resolution against free speech: Who supported it, who opposed it, and who stood on the fence U.N. rewrites Durban II title to downplay proposals targeting free speech, …