UN Authority Figures

Here are some of the dictatorships and human rights basket-cases in UN leadership roles – positions that entail responsibilities diametrically opposed to their qualifications.

States in UN Leadership Positions



Individuals in UN Leadership Positions
with troubling histories and biases

  • World Tourism Organization Special Ambassador of Tourism and Sustainable Development: Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
  • World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador on Non-Communicable Diseases: Robert Mugabe, RESCINDED
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories: Michael Lynk
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food: Hilal Elver
  • UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, Expert: Jean Ziegler