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Petitioning Federica Mogherini, Nikki Haley, Angela Merkel, Boris Johnson MP, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau

No to Syria as Chair of U.N. Disarmament Forum

It is obscene that Syria will become President of the United Nations disarmament forum that produced the treaty banning chemical weapons, only weeks after the Assad regime perpetrated a deadly chemical weapons attack. I urge you to protest this shameful sight and symbol by instructing your ambassador to walk out when Syria takes over the presidency from May 28 to June 24, 2018. "Having the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad preside over global chemical and nuclear weapons disarmament will be like putting a serial rapist in charge of a women’s shelter," said Hillel Neuer of United Nations Watch. The Assad regime’s documented use of chemical weapons remains the most serious violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention in the treaty’s twenty-year history. At a time right after Syria gassed its own men, women, and children to death, to see Syria heading this world body will simply shock the conscience of humanity. Under UN rules, the Syrian ambassador to the forum, Hussam Edin Aala, will help organize the work of the conference and assist in setting the agenda. Mr. Aala will exercise all functions of a presiding officer and represent the body in its relations with states, the General Assembly and other organs of the United Nations, and with other international organizations. Syria holding the president’s gavel is liable to seriously undermine the UN’s credibility, and will send absolutely the worst message. We note that the U.S. and Canada pulled out while Iran was chair in 2013, and all democracies should do so again now.

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Petitioning António Guterres

Expel Saudis from U.N. Human Rights Council

We oppose the U.N.'s election of Saudi Arabia to its Human Rights Council. That's asking the fox to guard the henhouse. The world's worst regimes should not be allowed to hijack human rights to shield their atrocities.  By bombing schools and hospitals in Yemen, while at home subjugating women, trampling religious freedom, oppressing minorities, and imprisoning innocent human rights activist and blogger Raif Badawi, Saudi Arabia demonstrates why the U.N. should NEVER have elected this oppressive regime. Article 8 of the Council's founding resolution provides that member states can be removed for gross and systematic violations of human rights. More than ever, it's time to finally remove Saudi Arabia.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ L’ONU a récemment voté la réélection de l’Arabie saoudite à son Conseil des Droits de l’Homme fort de 47 nations pour le mandat 2017-2019. En bombardant des écoles et des hôpitaux au Yémen, tout en soumettant les femmes dans son propre pays, ainsi qu’en piétinant la liberté de religion, en oppressant les minorités, et en emprisonnant les défenseurs des droits de l’homme innocents et le blogueur Raif Badawi, l’Arabie saoudite a su démontrer pourquoi l’O.N.U. n’aurait JAMAIS dû élire ce régime oppressif.   Et n’aurait jamais dû non plus placer, en 2015, l’Arabie saoudite à la tête du comité qui choisit les experts des droits de l’homme de l’ONU. De permettre à l’Arabie saoudite de décider de qui enquêtera sur la violence contre les femmes et sur la détention arbitraire revient à demander au renard de veiller sur le poulailler. L’article 8 de la résolution fondatrice du Conseil stipule que les États membres peuvent être destitués pour violations abjectes et systématiques des droits de l’homme. Plus que jamais, il est grand temps de destituer l’Arabie saoudite.

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Petitioning Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May

EU: Say No to U.N.'s Anti-Israel Bigotry

The U.N. is adopting 20 resolutions this year against Israel—and a total of 6 on the rest of the world combined. The bigotry and hypocrisy of singling out the Jewish state for grossly discriminatory treatment must end now. I deeply regret that in the U.N. debate on November 10th, Britain, France, and Germany all voted in favor of 8 Arab-sponsored, one-sided draft resolutions targeting Israel. I urge you to take a principled stance: please VOTE NO in the final vote at the General Assembly in December. As this UN Watch chart shows, the resolutions are irrational: Necessary context is deliberately excluded. Israel is condemned for the Middle East situation while the Palestinians, Arab states, Iran and Hezbollah evade all responsibility. One-sided resolutions are discriminatory. They fail to criticize Palestinian terrorist groups such as Hamas who kill innocent Israelis, and the resolution are equally silent about Palestinians killed or tortured by Hamas or the Palestinian Authority. Twenty resolutions are redundant and excessive. No other country—not Syria, Iran or North Korea—gets more than one resolution each. Only Israel is targeted by twenty resolutions, each of them one-sided. There will actually be two resolutions on the Golan itself. Such irrational excess is tolerated on no other issue. There is no rational purpose in endlessly repeating the same condemnations of Israel. To give one example, it is astonishing that the UK, France, and Germany just voted to condemn Israel for "repressive measures" against Syrians in the Golan Heights. "We cannot accept the perverse message sent out by a Syria Golan resolution that singles out Israel, as Assad continues to slaughter the Syrian people," said British Ambassador Julian Braithwaite before the Human Rights Council in March, after opposing a similar resolution. I agree: your support for these resolutions sends out a perverse message. Therefore, I urge you and other world leaders to change your votes, and help the the U.N. to put an end to its anti-Israeli discrimination and anti-peace practices, as the founding Charter and ideals of the United Nations require.

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Petitioning Robert L. Barchi

Rutgers should fire Prof. Mazen Adi who represented Syria, abetted genocide

UN Watch calls on Rutgers University to fire Mazen Adi, a professor on war crimes law, on grounds that as a Syrian diplomat and legal advisor he justified the war crimes of the genocidal Assad regime. While serving as a Syrian delegate and legal advisor at the UN, Mr. Adi systematically acted as an apologist for the mass murder committed by the Assad regime against his own people, helping Syria win impunity at the UN to conduct continued war crimes. Mr. Adi joined Rutgers in September 2015, where he teaches international criminal law, political science, and United Nations and global policy studies. Prior to Rutgers, Adi had served for 16 years as a Syrian diplomat, including as a legal advisor and occasional chargé d’affaires at the Syrian mission to the UN in New York. According to the UN’s official record, Adi said in 2012 before the Security Council that “international gangs led by some Israeli religious figures are now trafficking children’s organs.” Click here for more information.

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Petitioning Ambassador Nikki Haley, Filippo Grandi, Angela Merkel

Stop Turkey from deporting journalist Neda Amin to Iran

UN Watch is gravely concerned that on August 5th, 2017, Turkey is planning to deport journalist Neda Amin back to Iran, where she could face execution. Ms. Amin works as a journalist for the Persian-language edition of the The Times of Israel, and is in grave danger should she be deported back to Iran. During Ms. Amin’s stay in Turkey, she received threats from the Iranian intelligence service because she works for an Israeli news outlet. Don't let Neda be deported. Urge your representatives in government to speak out and save her. Read more: https://www.unwatch.org/turkey-deport-iranian-journalist-wrote-israeli-site/

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8,740 supporters
Petitioning Boris Johnson MP, Theresa May MP

UK: Oppose Anti-Israel Resolution at World Health Organization

Say no to bias, double standards and the hijacking of the U.N.'s World Health Organization by anti-Israel forces. Urge UK leaders to join the U.S., Canada, and Australia by voting against the annual singling out of Israel by the WHO, this Thursday, May 25th.  

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Petitioning UN Human Rights Council, Nikki Haley

EXPEL SAUDI ARABIA from the UN Human Rights Council

The UN recently voted to reelect Saudi Arabia to its 47-nation Human Rights Council, for the 2017-2019 term. By bombing schools and hospitals in Yemen, while at home subjugating women, trampling religious freedom, oppressing minorities, and imprisoning innocent human rights activist and blogger Raif Badawi, Saudi Arabia demonstrates why the U.N. should NEVER have elected this oppressive regime. And it should never have placed Saudi Arabia in 2015 at the head of the committee that selects UN human rights experts. For Saudi Arabia to decide who will be an investigator on violence against women or arbitrary detention is asking the fox to guard the henhouse. Article 8 of the Council's founding resolution provides that member states can be removed for gross and systematic violations of human rights. More than ever, it's time to finally remove Saudi Arabia.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ L’ONU a récemment voté la réélection de l’Arabie saoudite à son Conseil des Droits de l’Homme fort de 47 nations pour le mandat 2017-2019. En bombardant des écoles et des hôpitaux au Yémen, tout en soumettant les femmes dans son propre pays, ainsi qu’en piétinant la liberté de religion, en oppressant les minorités, et en emprisonnant les défenseurs des droits de l’homme innocents et le blogueur Raif Badawi, l’Arabie saoudite a su démontrer pourquoi l’O.N.U. n’aurait JAMAIS dû élire ce régime oppressif.   Et n’aurait jamais dû non plus placer, en 2015, l’Arabie saoudite à la tête du comité qui choisit les experts des droits de l’homme de l’ONU. De permettre à l’Arabie saoudite de décider de qui enquêtera sur la violence contre les femmes et sur la détention arbitraire revient à demander au renard de veiller sur le poulailler. L’article 8 de la résolution fondatrice du Conseil stipule que les États membres peuvent être destitués pour violations abjectes et systématiques des droits de l’homme. Plus que jamais, il est grand temps de destituer l’Arabie saoudite.   Cette pétition sera remise à : Conseil des Droits de l’Homme de l’ONU (UN Human Rights Council)L’Ambassadrice des États-Unis auprès des Nations Unies Nikki Haley

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Petitioning Susan Rice

Stop Sudan's Election to the U.N. Human Rights Council

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir is a racist dictator wanted for genocide by the International Criminal Court. When it votes on Nov. 12th, the U.N. must not legitimize this murderous regime and its crimes against humanity. Click here for details (www.unwatch.org/StopSudan) Follow us on Facebook 

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