The Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat (Secretariat) – a joint funding mechanism of the governments of Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands – is suspending funding to the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), after WATC participated in inaugurating a women’s center in the West Bank named after Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who murdered 38 Israeli civilians.
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Submission of NGO Monitor to the 120th Session of the Human Rights Committee in Advance of its Reporting on Switzerland
NGO Monitor submitted the following information to the Human Rights Committee in advance of its adoption of the report and concluding observations for Switzerland. Switzerland provides millions of euros in funding to NGOs that promote entisemitism, anti-Israel national origin discrimination, violent imagery, and the so-called "right of return," a euphemism for terrorism.
Submission to Human Rights Council on Swedish Funding for Antisemitism, BDS, Rejectionism, and Terror Affiliates
The Amuta for NGO Responsibility submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council on Swedish funding to NGOs that promote antisemitism, BDS, and rejectionism; and have ties to terror.
NGO Monitor estimates that European governments – directly through governmental mechanisms, and indirectly via church and other humanitarian groups – and UN agencies contribute over €100 million to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The resolution passed today in the Swiss Council of States will have a dramatic effect on government funding to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The final vote today follows three years of NGO Monitor publications and presentations documenting the issue of unchecked and unaccountable NGO funding in Switzerland.
Olga Deutsch, NGO Monitor Europe Desk Director, discusses European funding for pro-BDS organizations.
Denmark is one of four governments that funds politicized NGOs in the Arab-Israeli conflict through the IHL Secretariat. A number of these groups incite violence, have ties to terrorist organizations, and are leaders of BDS campaigns against Israel.
The Danish government will announce an additional $8.3 million to the IHL Secretariat, a joint funding mechanism that distributes a large portion of its budget as core funding to radical Palestinian NGOs that incite violence and terrorism, are active in BDS campaigns, and engage in legal warfare against Israel.
A summary of the recent activities of NGOs that receive core funding from the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat.
As shown by NGO Monitor research, a report published today by a coalition of French and Palestinian pro-BDS organizations that calls on the French government to “pressure” French financial institutions to divest from Israeli banks, communication, insurance, and utility companies, is funded by the Swedish government.