UN Human Rights Council: Time for Concrete Action

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA, Feb. 25 – The time has come for the UN’s highest body on human rights to move from rhetoric to concrete action, UN Watch said in advance of the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, a month-long meeting that opens this week with speeches by 100 foreign ministers and other …

Event: “Profiles in Courage: Human Rights Defenders and the Struggle to End Violence Against Women”

Join UN Watch for parallel event to UN Comission on the Status of Women, 4 March 2013: “Profiles in Courage: Human Rights Defenders and the Struggle to End Violence Against Women” The situation of women’s rights in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia Dr. Qanta Ahmed Human rights activist, associate professor of …

Issue 412: “The UN’s willful ignorance of modern-day slavery” – op-ed in today’s National Post of Canada

German president Joachim Gauck today opened the main annual session of the UN Human Rights Council. Geneva, Feb. 25, 2013 (Photo: Keystone). GENEVA – As presidents and foreign ministers gathered today at UN European Headquarters in Geneva, UN Watch’s parallel human rights summit is featured on the …