International Organizations

  • NGO Questions UN Agent on Payments from Russia

    October 20, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization UN Watch recently questioned UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy on the relationship between his report calling Russia a victim of human rights violations due to US and EU sanctions against the country and payments he received from the Russian government totaling $50,000.

  • Western Countries Push for UNHRC Reform

    October 20, 2017

    The US, UK, and Dutch delegations to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) co-hosted an event on UNHRC reform and issued a joint statement arguing that the continued presence of "serial human rights violators" on the UNHRC undermines its status as a human rights advocate.

  • Report Shows UN Failure to Address Peacekeeper Abuse

    October 20, 2017

    The Associated Press has released a report detailing the UN’s lack of effective response to widespread allegations of sexual abuse committed by UN peacekeepers, stating that “the U.N. failed to meet many of its pledges to stop the abuse or help victims.”

  • British PM Threatens to Cut UN Funding

    October 20, 2017

    Sky News reports that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called for UN reform and announced that 30 percent of the UK’s annual contributions to UN agencies will be “conditional on their ability to show they are efficient and transparent.”

  • UN Agents Call for Mongolian Anti-torture Monitor

    October 20, 2017

    Members of the UN Human Rights Council’s Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture urged Mongolian officials to comply with international law by establishing a “fully independent national monitoring body” to protect against human rights violations in places of detention.

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