ICBU Condemns the UN’s Choice of Mohammed al-Gergawi as a Member of the Technology Cooperation Committee

Jul 17 2018
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ICBU Condemns the UN’s Choice of Mohammed al-Gergawi as a Member of the Technology Cooperation Committee

17 July 2018

International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU)  denounced the United Nations’ choice of Mohammed al-Gergawi, minister of cabinet and future affairs in the United Arab Emirates, to join UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The ICBU sent a letter of protest to the United Nations about the appointment of Mohammed al-Gergawi in the Committee on Technology Cooperation.

The United Nations, by choosing Mohammed al-Gergawi, has encouraged the UAE to continue violating human rights in the UAE, Yemen and the Middle East, ICBU said that it has been established over the past years that the UAE uses technology to fight opponents of its policies in the UAE and the Middle East. It is known that the objective of the committee is to establish a framework for global governance for cooperation between different countries in facing the challenges posed by the technological revolution and benefiting from the opportunities of international cooperation provided by technology to serve humanity to be used in wars as used by the UAE in Yemen.

The boycott campaign calls on the international community to intervene immediately to stop human rights violations in the UAE and to force the authorities in the UAE to respect human rights laws. The campaign also called on all countries that respect human rights laws and the free world to boycott the UAE because they violate human rights daily, whether in the war in Yemen or with neighbouring countries or citizens or residents.

The campaign will encourage investors, international companies and countries to boycott the UAE economically and politically until the UAE stops its crimes and stops its wars in the Middle East. The boycott campaign said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as its war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights, as well as the fact that the UAE is the centre of modern slavery. The United Arab Emirates today is one of the leading countries in human- trafficking and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.