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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.
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/
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