Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Love of the Land: Video: UN Watch's Global Impact in 2011

Video: UN Watch's Global Impact in 2011

UN Watch
Vol. 293
May 17, 2011

Under the chairmanship of Ambassador Alfred H. Moses, UN Watch recently celebrated its 18th anniversary at a Gala Dinner held at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva. The event was attended by more than 150 members and friends of UN Watch from Switzerland and abroad, joined by international lawyers, community leaders, activists, academics and students attending our concurrent conference on Human Rights and Lawfare. Click for photos.

UN Watch's Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Robert L. Bernstein, the founder of Human Rights Watch and former CEO of Random House. Human rights awards were presented to Simon Deng, a human rights activist who overcame slavery in Sudan; John Mann, the British MP and head of the UK Parliamentary Committee Against Anti-Semitism; and Pilar Rahola, the Spanish journalist and former MP. Our awardees' compelling remarks will be published here soon. Ambassadors and diplomatic representatives attended the UN Watch gala from the UN missions of the US, France, Australia, Canada, Israel, Rwanda, Netherlands and Hungary, along with Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.

The gala dinner presented this video on UN Watch's global impact over the past year.

Video Highlights: 9/11 Truther Richard Falk gets slammed; biased head of UN Goldstone enforcement committee quits under pressure; Qaddafi ousted from rights panel; UN Watch on CNN, Al Jazeera, Television Suisse & more.

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Love of the Land: Video: UN Watch's Global Impact in 2011

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