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Resources updated between Monday, May 23, 2016 and Sunday, May 29, 2016

May 27, 2016

A Hezbollah terrorist in Lebanon (File photo)

UN Wants Israel to Pay for Defending Itself from Hezbollah Article

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On May 26, 2016, the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO Committee) voted to deny UN accreditation to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a US-based organization dedicated to protecting freedom of the press around the world. The UN NGO Committee is responsible for reviewing the applications of NGOs and recommending them for UN accreditation - a status that gives them the ability to participate in various UN events. The NGO Committee is well-known for holding up or denying accreditation of NGOs for political reasons. Members include China, Iran, Russia, Sudan, and Venezuela - countries which have little respect for freedom of speech or association and hinder the operation of independent NGOs.

After "deferring" consideration of the Committee to Protect Journalists' application for accreditation since 2012, the NGO Committee voted to reject its application by a vote of 10 to 6, with 3 abstentions. The states voting against the Committee to Protect Journalists were the following human rights stalwarts: Azerbaijan, Burundi, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sudan, and Venezuela. India, Iran, and Turkey abstained. and Greece, Guinea, Israel, Mauritania, Uruguay, and United States voted to approve - and lost.

UN NGO Committee Denies UN Access to NGO Dedicated to Freedom of the Press Development

May 26, 2016

Israeli medics treat a Syrian patient (File photo)

UN's World Health Organization Says Israel is World's Worst Violator of Health Rights Development

Scene of the bus bombing in Jerusalem, April 18, 2016

UN Middle East "Peace" Coordinator Equates Palestinian Bus Bombing and Israel Foiling a Terror Attack Development

Site of Saudi coalition air strike in Yemen (File photo)

Saudi Coalition Airstrike in Yemen Kills 11 From Same Family Document

May 25, 2016

Protesters in Sri Lanka burn effigy of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (File photo)

Front-Runner for UN Secretary-General Job Fired Employee for Criticizing UN Response to Sri Lanka Atrocities Article

May 24, 2016

May 23, 2016

Child mourns at scene of Syrian regime airstrike (File photo)

UN Secretary-General Equates Arab/Israeli Conflict with Syrian Genocide Development

Hamas fighters preparing to fire rockets into Israel (File photo)

Hamas-Affiliated Organization Invited to UN Conference Eschews Peaceful Coexistence Development