Following BDS Campaign, UN Women’s Office in Jordan to Cancel G4S Contract

Oct 6 2017 / 8:38 am
Jordanian and Palestinian activists call for boycotting companies with link to Israeli occupation. (Photo: BDS Twitter)

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Jordan has dropped its contracts with the world’s largest security firm, G4S, following an ongoing BDS campaign over the firm’s role in Israel’s violations of human rights, Jordan BDS has reported.

Jordan BDS said it welcomes UN Women’s decision and salutes the agency for taking a principled step in line with its core values of promoting human rights and human dignity. Accordingly, UN Women has become the fifth UN agency in Jordan to drop its contracts with occupation profiteer G4S alongside WFP, UNOPS, UNICEF and UNHCR.

G4S has a track record in human and refugee rights violations in many countries across the world, which led dozens of universities, unions, pension funds and more to drop their contracts with the company as well as divest their shares from it following calls by the BDS movement worldwide.

The #UNDropG4S campaign began in 2015, in which Jordan BDS took an active part through organizing actions and lobbying with different UN agencies, the latest of which was a demonstration outside UN Women office in Amman in commemoration of the Nakba in partnership with multiple Jordanian civil society organizations.

Jordan BDS demanded the local and regional offices of the United Nations Development Program – the last UN office in Jordan to hold contracts with G4S – follow the lead of the five UN agencies before it that showed a firm commitment to human rights.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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1 Comment for “Following BDS Campaign, UN Women’s Office in Jordan to Cancel G4S Contract”

  1. Robert Skinner

    Tyranny, is being jailed for supporting the laws of Humanity.

    Crimes against humanity , Just reason to boycott Israel. My Congressman Brad Sherman attacked the bill of rights, giving me a reason closer to home, to boycott Israel, to protect the Constitution of the United States of America. The First Amendment of the Constitution or bill of rights says
    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    The Supreme Court ruled boycotting is protected as free speech

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