Resources updated between Monday, January 21, 2013 and Sunday, January 27, 2013
January 25, 2013
UN body in charge of NGO-accreditation fails to dismiss application from major bin Laden, Hamas financier, Islamic African Relief Agency; Obama admin can't muster enough support to reject it
Top UN human rights official can't say antisemitism; Holocaust remembrance occasion about general "assassination"
Even on UN Holocaust commemoration day, UN can't manage to focus on Jews; UN Secretary-General stresses list of Auschwitz victims: "Jews, Roma, Sinti, Soviet prisoners and others"
January 24, 2013
US UN Geneva ambassador agrees on bias against Israel, but says response to lack of fair hearing is the doormat approach; lectures Israel to worry about "universality," not Israelis
January 23, 2013
More top UN positions for Al-Bashir's Sudan: country whose president is indicted for genocide elected vice-chair of UN NGO accreditation body
January 22, 2013
The Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church are fighting to outlaw 'propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism.' The law would also ban gay rights rallies. On January 22 the Russian State Duma has indefinitely delayed the initial vote on the anti-gay bill for the second time.
January 21, 2013
UN NGO accreditation body includes countries notorious for NGO harassment, intimidation: China, Cuba, Sudan, Venezuela
UN NGO Committee opens 2013 session Development
Pakistan, where women NGO workers are gunned down for promoting women rights, elected chair of UN body in charge of UN NGO accreditation
UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations elects new chair UN Authority Figures