UN Watch mourns Kofi Annan, “a great advocate of reform at the UN”

Above: UN chief Kofi Annan with Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch. Washington, DC, May 2006. GENEVA, August 18, 2018 – UN Watch mourns the loss of Kofi Annan, a revered statesman who will be remembered as the secretary-general who led the move to…

Impact of UN Watch Press Release on Bachelet Appointment

Impact of UN Watch Press Release As noted by CNN in Chile, UN Watch was the first in the world to raise questions over Bachelet’s problematic record regarding Latin America’s leftist regimes, most notably Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. UN Watch’s tweets on the subject — in English and Spanish — went…

No joke: UN justifies Bachelet’s close ties to Maduro & Castro dictatorships

No joke: the UN is now arguing that Michelle Bachelet’s close ties to the Maduro and Castro dictatorships is a good thing— because, as UN rights chief, “the important point is to reach out to all leaders and be able to have a dialogue with…

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 Watch regreted that…

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 Venezuela, and said…

Big tent? No, big lie.

Venezuela: Some powers with horrific colonialist track records seek to give human rights lectures. Thanks to the Bolivarian Revolution we have a society that fully guarantees all human rights and democratic freedoms. Russia: The EU continues to bury its head in the sand when it…

Rights Group Lodges UN Case Against Cuba for Release of Jailed Dissident Dr. Eduardo Cardet

UN Watch hopes to exert pressure on Cuba GENEVA, July 26, 2018 – Human rights lawyers lodged a legal complaint with the UN today to demand that Cuba release Dr. Eduardo Cardet, a dissident who has been jailed, severely beaten and denied medical treatment since his violent arrest…

One year later — the answer to “Where Are Your Jews?”

Oral Statement by United Nations Watch Agenda Item 9 General Debate UN Human Rights Council, 38th Session Delivered by Mr. Hillel Neuer, 3 July 2018 Transcript: Mr. President, one year ago in this chamber I asked the Arab states a simple question: “Where are your…

The United Nations and Antisemitism: 2008-2017 Report Card

The United Nations and Antisemitism: 2008-2017 Report Card Click here for PDF of the report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Antisemitism is a global scourge that requires a global response. With deadly attacks escalating worldwide over the past decade—from Kansas to Copenhagen, Mumbai to Toulouse—the United Nations has…

Syria interrupts Hillel Neuer during the UN’s “Hate Israel Day”

Transcript: PLO: The occupying power continues its daily violations — burning families and children, destroying homes, expelling people, uprooting trees, killing herds, and targeting fishermen and continuing to perpetrate apartheid. Syria: These violations in the Golan… some of these are war crimes — the theft of human resources, displacement… Pakistan…