This week, Jake sits down with Hillel C. Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch, an organization dedicated to holding the United Nations accountable to its own charter and fighting human rights abuses throughout the world. Jake and Hillel talk about the role of a non-governmental organization within the UN, the problems within the UN that UN Watch tries to combat, and how the UN is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the episode here or wherever you get your podcasts.
International lawyer, diplomat, writer and activist, Hillel C. Neuer is the Executive Director of UN Watch, a human rights NGO in Geneva, Switzerland. He has served as executive director of UN Watch since 2004, and has written globally on law, politics and international affairs. The Tribune de Genève has described Neuer as a human rights activist who is “feared and dreaded” by the world’s dictatorships. The Journal de Montreal wrote that Neuer “makes the U.N. tremble.” Israel’s Ma’ariv newspaper named him to its list of the “Top 100 Most Influential Jewish People in the World.” On social media, Neuer is one of the most active and consistent sources on exposing the United Nations often flawed agenda. Mr. Neuer has been quoted as an expert on the United Nations and human rights by the New York Times, Die Welt and Le Monde, and has appeared in debates on CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera.