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Ambassador Alfred H. Moses, Chair of United Nations Watch, addressed the 11th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy — see quotes below.
11th Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Main Event, Tuesday, March 26, 2019
On the battle for human rights in the world:
“It has always been a battle between freedom and oppression.”
“We had total oppression in much of the world. And then, fast forward, World War II, the triumph of the allies, and the rebirth of human rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.”
“Just 30 years later we have our heads down and we’re saying, we’re battling, but much of the world is not with us. But the fact is, that has always been true.”
“You have to shine the light and stand strong no matter how difficult it may be.”
On the UN Human Rights Council:
“The United Nations, the Human Rights Council has become a pact of convenience to condone evil.”
“The essential freedom is freedom of speech. If you have freedom of speech all the rest will follow. Why don’t we hold the members of the Human Rights Council to a standard of upholding freedom of speech—the most sacred of all of the freedoms?”
UN Opening Event, Monday, March 25, 2019
“Today, the situation of human rights on the planet is about as bad as it’s been since World War II.”
“Freedom is the natural state of man. Let’s return humanity to its natural state.”