Bolivia’s invitation to B’Tselem to address the UN Security Council on Thursday (October 18) reflects the privileged access that certain non-governmental organizations (NGOs) receive at the United Nations. B’Tselem should not be proud of this opportunity, given Bolivia’s dismal human rights record.
The United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) coordinates millions of dollars in humanitarian aid provided by governments every year to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
- Humanitarian Aid
- Norwegian Refugee Council
- Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
On August 2, 2018, a number of UN and European government officials attended an event that included a virulently antisemitic artwork display in the Area C encampment of Khan al-Ahmar.
Throughout 2018, NGO Monitor documented numerous concerns regarding UNICEF-oPt (UNICEF’s branch in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza) stemming primarily from its relationship with highly partisan non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
On July 25, 2018, the UN Human Rights Council appointed three individuals to serve as members of a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into what has been predetermined to be Israel’s “military assaults on the large-scale civilian protests” along the Gaza border.
At the 390th meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian on July 23, 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein made many highly biased statements echoing the offensive language and false claims of politicized NGOs.
The 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (June 18 – July 6, 2018) continued the bias and hypocrisy that has come to define the UN in general and the UNHRC in particular. NGO Monitor staff was present, speaking before the Council and documenting the numerous false accusations from member states and NGOs.
Written Submission of NGO Monitor to the 70th Session of the CEDAW Committee for its review of “State of Palestine”
NGO Monitor submitted the following to the 70th session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women regarding its review of “State of Palestine” and its compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
UN Secretary-General Report on Children and Armed Conflict: Clear Departure from NGO Propaganda Against Israel
On June 27, 2018, the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) published his 2017 report on Children and Armed Conflict. Intensive lobbying by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), led by Human Rights Watch, to include the IDF on the list of “grave violators” of child’s rights (included as an Annex) failed.
NGO Monitor speaks at the 38th General Session of the UNHRC.