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  • UN experts: Detroit should restore water to poor

    10/20/2014 9:07:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 6:28 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    United Nations human rights experts described Detroit’s mass water shut-offs as “a man-made perfect storm” Monday and called on city officials to restore water to those unable to pay, including those with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Meanwhile, Detroit’s officials said the two lawyers’ actions and conclusions were agenda-driven and not based on “facts” about the city’s progress in helping residents keep or regain service. Leilani Farha and Catarina de Albuquerque, who were in town to observe the effect of water service shut-offs, said they affect the poorest and most vulnerable—and particularly discriminate against Detroit’s majority black population. …
  • Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

    10/20/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Roger Harrabin
    Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts. The Commission rejected the claim, saying the 40% target puts Europe on track for long-term climate goals. Prof Skea believes governments are setting targets by what appears to be politically achievable rather than what is necessary to transform the way we make...
  • World Ignores as Hamas Boasts of Continued Tunnel-Digging

    10/19/2014 11:43:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 10/20/2014, 7:25 AM | Hillel Fendel
    The destruction of the widespread Hamas tunnel network was considered a major Israeli achievement of the recent war in Gaza, but the Hamas weekly newspaper Al-Risalah reports that Hamas continues digging tunnels from Gaza into Israel. A reporter for Al-Risalah claims to have visited an “offensive tunnel”—a term referring to an underground conduit planned to be used in an attack against Israel. Hamas has attacked Israel via tunnels of this nature in the past, either by sending armed terrorists into Israel to target Israelis, or—as in the famous case of Gilad Shalit—by capturing a soldier nearby and abducting him into...
  • WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

    10/18/2014 9:05:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 17, 2014 10:55 PM EDT | Maria Cheng and Adam Geller
    The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up scrutiny of the international response came as U.S. officials rushed to cut off potential routes of infection from three cases in Texas, reaching a cruise ship in the Caribbean and multiple domestic airline flights. Republican lawmakers and the Obama administration debated the value of restricting travelers from entering the U.S. from countries where the outbreak began, without a resolution....
  • MUSTARD GAS IS FOUND IN IRAQ

    12/05/2002 1:03:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 153+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>December 5, 2002 -- U.N. weapons inspectors found mustard gas yesterday inside Iraqi artillery shells at a military complex north of Baghdad.</p> <p>The inspectors had already known the gas and shells were stored at the Muthanna military site but hadn't yet been destroyed when the previous inspection team left Iraq in 1998.</p>
  • UN: We Botched Response to the Ebola Outbreak

    10/17/2014 7:00:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 17, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG
    The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. "Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall," WHO said in a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, noting that experts should have realized that traditional containment methods wouldn't work in a region with porous borders and broken health systems. The U.N. health agency acknowledged that, at times, even its own bureaucracy was a problem. It noted that the heads...
  • U.N. Human Rights Chief Denounces Funding Shortage for His Office

    10/16/2014 8:17:40 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | OCT. 16, 2014 | NICK CUMMING-BRUCE
    GENEVA — The United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, voiced outrage on Thursday that a shortage of funds might force his office to cut back on its activities at a time when he was under pressure to deal with Islamic extremists and a deadly epidemic. Mr. Zeid identified the Ebola epidemic and the onslaught by the Islamic State as “twin plagues” that had been allowed to foment by other nations that had misread their potential to cause huge losses of life. “I have to say I am shocked, shocked that just six weeks into the job I am...
  • Ebola: Tear gas fired in Freetown after body left on street

    10/15/2014 8:33:26 PM PDT · by boycott · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 October 2014 | Richard Lister
    Police in Freetown, Sierra Leone, have fired tear gas as people took to the streets to complain about the authorities' handling of the Ebola virus. They were angry that the body of a woman who died from the disease was left on the street for two days. US, British, French, German and Italian leaders are due to hold a video conference to talk about what to do next to prevent the spread of the disease. Richard Lister reports.
  • UN says Ebola must be contained by Christmas or it will be out of control

    10/15/2014 7:59:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2014 | Rick Moran
    UN officials admit that unless the international community can get Ebola under control by Christmas, the world will face an "unprecedented" situation for which there are no plans to deal with. From Sky News: "The WHO advises within 60 days we must ensure 70% of infected people are in a care facility and 70% of burials are done without causing further infection," said Anthony Banbury, the UN's deputy ebola coordinator. "We need to do that within 60 days from 1 October. If we reach these targets then we can turn this epidemic around." But Mr Banbury told the UN Security...
  • Sixty Days To Beat Ebola, United Nations Warns

    10/14/2014 4:12:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 42 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10-14-2014 | Sky News
    The UN says the ebola outbreak must be controlled within 60 days or else the world faces an "unprecedented" situation for which there is no plan. The United Nations made the stark warning as it warned that the disease "is running faster than us and it is winning the race". Nearly 9,000 cases of ebola have been reported so far in West Africa, including 4,447 deaths. "The WHO advises within 60 days we must ensure 70% of infected people are in a care facility and 70% of burials are done without causing further infection," said Anthony Banbury, the UN's deputy...
  • Ban Ki Moon to Visit Gaza Tuesday; Qatar Donates $1 Billion

    10/12/2014 4:00:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Qatar promised $1 billion in reconstruction aid for Gaza at a donor conference in Cairo on Sunday, topping US and European pledges for the devastated Palestinian terror enclave. "Qatar announces its participation with $1 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza," said Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, the foreign minister of the gas-rich country. UN chief Ban Ki-moon told the donor conference Sunday that he would visit the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. "I will visit Gaza on Tuesday to listen directly to the people of Gaza," he said, adding he would also visit Israel "shortly." The international community insisted that Hamas's...
  • UN envoy: ISIS could massacre 500 trapped in Kobani

    10/10/2014 6:22:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    AP via Haaretz ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Heilprin
    AP - The new UN envoy to Syria said Friday that at least 500 civilians remain trapped in the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani besieged by the Islamic State group, warning that they were likely to be "massacred" if it falls to the extremists.
  • O'Malley calls Wi-Fi 'a human right'

    10/09/2014 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 60 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a potential Democratic White House contender, said in an interview published Wednesday that "Wi-Fi is a human right." O'Malley, a two-term governor who has fundraised vigorously for Democrats running in midterms races this year, said in an interview with CNN that he can relate to his 20-something daughters. "I am noticing a generational shift. While baby boomers were led to believe that sometimes our prosperity comes from separating from other[s], people under 40 believe that it will come from being closer to others," he said. O’Malley said young people are no longer following the path of...
  • Ebola strikes UN mission in Liberia

    10/09/2014 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Prospero · 19 replies
    The New Dawn (Liberia) ^ | 10/9/2014 | Bridgett Milton
    The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of UNMIL, Ms Karin Landgren, has confirmed here that an international staff of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has tested positive of the deadly Ebola virus. The staff member, who works for UNMIL medical team, is currently receiving treatment. According to a press statement issued in Monrovia on Wednesday, SRSG Ms. Karin Landgren said this is the second case of Ebola within the mission. An earlier probable case resulted to the death of a staff member on 25 September 2014... Meanwhile the Mission is extending the robust review...
  • Video: Muslim States at UN Seethe over EU's Pro-Israel Walkout

    10/08/2014 3:52:59 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-8-14 | Gil Ronen
    The decision by the EU and other western countries to boycott anti-Israel proceedings at the UNHRC has many Islamic countries up in arms, as can be seen in the embedded video. Agenda Item 7 of the UNHRC is entitled, “The Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories" and is directed atg Israel. Pakistan, speaking for the Islamic Group at the UNHRC, expressed "deep disappointment that certain member states of the Western European and Others Group had ceased their participation under agenda item 7, which [is] particularly disturbing in the light of the latest Israeli behavior." The United...
  • Why Are So Many Deadly Diseases Breaking Out All Over The Globe Right Now?

    10/08/2014 6:40:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 93 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | &#61463;October 7, 2014 | &#61447;Michael Snyder
    Ebola, MEnterovirus, and Chikungunyaarburg, - these diseases were not even on the radar of most people coming into 2014, but now each one of them is making headline news. So why is this happening? Why are so many deadly diseases breaking out all over the world right now? Is there some kind of connection, or is the fact that so many horrible diseases are arising all at once just a giant coincidence? And this could be just the beginning. For example, there are now more than a million cases of Chikungunya in Central and South America, and authorities are projecting...
  • Pigs fly, EU walks out of Israel debate at 'human rights council,' Islamic states seethe

    10/07/2014 6:20:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 10/7/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    This is incredible. The European Union has decided to boycott the anti-Israel agenda item that is part of every meeting of the United Nations 'human rights council.' Let's go to the videotape.
  • Ambassadors Ask UN to Recognize Yom Kippur as Official Holiday

    10/04/2014 4:54:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/10/14 | Hillel Fendel
    Ambassadors to the United Nations from no fewer than 32 countries have asked that Yom Kippur be recognized as an official UN holiday. The UN currently marks 10 holidays, but none of them are Jewish. Among the recognized holidays are Christmas and Good Friday (Christian) and Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha (Muslim). The 32 ambassadors wrote a letter to the General Assembly this past July, JNS.org reports, requesting that Yom Kippur – an annual day with a "universal" message – be added to the list. The letter described the messages of Yom Kippur as follows: “Every person’s deeds are weighed...
  • Soldiers of Chaos March in NYC

    10/04/2014 8:20:02 AM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 8 replies
    NoisyRoom.net The Progressive Hunter – Who Is John Galt? ^ | September 22, 2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Almost 400,000 Soldiers of Chaos descended on New York City over the weekend to ostensibly demand the US do something about climate change. What a load of bull crap. And someone (I hope) is checking those attendance numbers, because as we all know, these jack wagons literally aren’t capable of telling the truth. Behold the brown green shirts who are Marxists, Communists, Socialists, Progressives, Islamists, radicals… They all want to transform America into some form or other of a hellish tyranny that benefits a few and suppresses the rest. They call themselves the People’s Climate March, but they are nothing...
  • Netanyahu’s Truth in a Den of Lies

    10/01/2014 4:42:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a powerful and sobering speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 29th. He said he came from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of the Israeli people and to “expose the brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country and the brave soldiers who defend it.”
  • During UN Speech Obama Praises "Moderate" Muslim Who Called For Slaughter of U.S. Troops

    09/29/2014 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    TownHall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During his address to the United Nation's General Assembly yesterday, President Obama repeatedly made it a point to stress how Islam is a religion of peace. In making his case, Obama cited Sheikh bin Bayyah as a moderate. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them, there is only us -- because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country.
  • Netanyahu@UN: 'Would you let terrorists fire rockets at your cities?'

    09/29/2014 3:12:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/14
    From A7 article: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, in a bid to refute the smear campaign launched by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claiming Israel is guilty of "genocide." "Distinguished delegates, I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of my people, the people of Israel," Netanyahu began. "I have come here to speak about the dangers we face [. . ] against the brazen lies about my country and about the people who defend it." Video doesn't work from A7, so You Tube link is posted.
  • Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks to the 69th United Nations General Assembly

    09/29/2014 3:04:08 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct. 29 , 2014 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks to the 69th United Nations General Assembly.
  • United Nations General Assembly: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    09/29/2014 1:03:50 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 9-29-2014 | CSPAN
    Hosting Organization United Nations | General Assembly
  • George Clooney’s New Wife is a Useful Idiot Who Promotes Terrorist Propaganda

    09/28/2014 6:45:51 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 38 replies
    American Patriot Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Best of luck to the newlyweds, it looks like they were made for each other. While liberal hypocrite George Clooney prances around the world on private jets demanding energy poverty for the masses in the name of “global warming”, his new wife Amal Alamuddin has called for the notoriously anti-Semitic UN Human Rights Council to investigate Israel for war crimes over its latest military incursion in Gaza. “I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip, particularly the civilian casualties that have been caused, and strongly believe that there should be an independent investigation and accountability for crimes...
  • UN Appoints Great-Grandson of Caliph Who Opposes Free Speech as Human Rights Chief

    09/27/2014 4:44:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/27/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The UN is not just a joke. It’s also a really expensive waste of money. But sometimes it can be hard to remember that. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein was officially appointed by the 193-Nation UN General Assembly to become the next United Nations human rights chief in Geneva.“Prince Zeid’s work on sexual violence and his leadership on the international criminal court give a good foundation for this new role,” said Peggy Hicks, global advocacy director at Human Rights Watch. I bet. Jordanian law protects the perpetrators of honor crimes.The section of the penal code most frequently invoked on...
  • US Slams Abbas Over ‘War Crimes’ Accusations Against Israel

    09/27/2014 1:27:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 9/27/2014, 7:36 PM | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of a “genocidal crime” in Gaza, telling the United Nations negotiations had failed and the time for Palestinian independence had come, and drawing a sharp rebuke from Washington, AFP reports. Abbas vowed to seek war crimes prosecutions against Israel over what he called the 50-day “war of genocide” in Gaza that allegedly killed 2,140 Palestinian Arabs—at least half of whom were projected to be terrorists, according to expert analysis. […] The US State Department reacted with a tersely-worded statement, calling the speech provocative and saying it would undermine peace efforts....
  • That awkward moment when Obama went to the UN and these hilarious photos happened

    09/27/2014 6:06:27 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 68 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    So, President Obama took a break from golfing and cup saluting to hit the United Nations. And these photos happened:
  • Why does Obama feel need to apologize for America? Raises Brown shooting in UN speech about ISIS

    09/25/2014 9:03:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    * US president spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, castigating the ISIS terror group's 'network of death' * Amid mentions of the Russia-Ukraine crisis and Iran's nuclear program, Obama seemed to apologize for a racially fraught shooting in Missouri * A white police officer shot and killed a black teen on August 9 in a case that brought protesters out of the woodwork and sparked a DOJ inquest * No charges have been brought against the police officer for killing Michael Brown, who had just come from committing a robbery but was unarmed * Obama told the...
  • The President Of Ghana Invoked Ferguson At The United Nations

    09/25/2014 5:09:32 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2014 | Hunter Walker
    Hunter Walker September 25, 2014 Ghanaian President John Mahama referenced the killing of an unarmed African-American man by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri that led to protests and a violent response from law enforcement in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday. Mahama's speech focused on the "need to effect change in the areas of human rights and social justice, in education and health administration." He referred to the situation in Ferguson as well as other incidents where African-American men were killed by police as examples of things that might make people fear the world was regressing...
  • That awkward moment when Obama went to the UN and these hilarious photos happened

    09/25/2014 3:43:28 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/24/2014
    "Thank you.. and now I'll sit in a huge chair that makes me look like a little boy.." - Obama pic.twitter.com/u9TtCTWE4R— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) September 24, 2014
  • The Genuflector in Chief

    09/25/2014 7:16:44 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/25/14 | Steve Berman
    President Obama’s remarks to the UN General Assembly also mark the first time a sitting U.S. President has ever chaired a Security Council meeting.  His remarks were a mixture of retreaded Bush speeches about the evil of terrorism, and cheerleading language like “Islam teaches peace,” versus ISIS, who is “hiding behind a false Islam."  At the end, Obama couldn’t help himself from apologizing for America’s problems, as if the world needs our apology. I know the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri – where a young man was killed, and a community was divided....
  • Emma Watson nude photo threat a hoax

    09/24/2014 4:16:02 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/24/2014 | Lisa Respers France
    The threat to release nude photos of actress Emma Watson was an attempt to start a viral marketing campaign to shutter the site 4chan. After her impassioned speech for gender equality last weekend at the United Nations, Watson faced backlash, including a threat to leak alleged nude photos of the star. Business Insider reported that an anonymous 4chan user had posted a countdown timer with a picture of the "Harry Potter" actress wiping away a tear hinting that she could become the next star to have her iCloud hacked and personal photos dispersed for the world to see. Jennifer Lawrence,...
  • Obama at the UN: “United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace.”

    09/24/2014 3:02:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 86 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/24/2014 | Robert Spencer
    “Second, it is time for the world – especially Muslim communities – to explicitly, forcefully, and consistently reject the ideology of al Qaeda and ISIL.” As if they knew he would say this today (did they?), an international group of Muslim scholars today issued a purported refutation of the Islamic State’s understanding of Islam. Unfortunately, it is yet another farrago of detours, deceptions, half-truths and outright falsehoods. Will Muslim communities ever really reject the ideology of al Qaeda and the Islamic State? They haven’t yet in any way that would make even one jihadist lay down his arms and become...
  • AP Fact-Check Shreds Obama UN Speech

    09/24/2014 11:15:33 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 9/24/2014 | Bradford Thomas
    An Associated Press fact-check on President Obama’s climate change speech to the United Nations Tuesday accused the president of clearly spinning the facts and distorting the truth about America’s response to global warming. The AP fact-checker faulted Obama “gloss[ing] over some inconvenient truths” in his global warming lecture Tuesday, particularly in regard to his claims about America’s attempts to clean up emissions at home and his insistence that emissions reductions do not have an impact on the economy. The fact-check says that not only did Obama distort the numbers to claim that in the last eight years the U.S. reduced...
  • OBAMA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AT UN

    09/23/2014 3:32:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 133 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 23, 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fight climate change on Tuesday, during a speech to the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. Obama ordered all federal agencies to begin factoring “climate resilience” into all of their international development programs and investments. The action is expected to complement efforts by the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the White House.
  • Global summit on climate change slated for Minneapolis

    09/23/2014 9:03:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-23-14 | MAURA LERNER ,
    Dozens of former world leaders are expected to converge on Minneapolis in October 2015 for an international summit on climate change and democracy, organizers announced Monday. The conference, called “Minnesota 2015: Democracy for a Sustainable Future,” is designed to draw people from around the globe to explore ways that democratic nations can reduce greenhouse emissions. “It takes it beyond ‘here’s the challenge, here’s the problem,’ ” said Orlyn Kringstad, executive director of the U.S. branch of Partnership for Change, one of the cosponsors. “It’s [about] what needs to be done and how governments around the world can support those efforts.” The...
  • Some Useful FACTS About Global Warming and Climate Change

    09/23/2014 8:43:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Alan Caruba
    In a world threatened by the rise of radical Islamism, by the outbreak of diseases like Ebola... Thanks to Sunday’s Climate March in New York and Tuesday’s Climate Summit at the United Nations, Americans and others will have been deluged with the lies that have been told to sustain this greatest of all hoaxes. Here are the known facts. Use them to protect yourself against the Green assault the truth:
  • ‘Save the Environment’...from Obama, Strong & Gore

    09/23/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Judi McLeod
    ‘The UN: Always Putting the Horse Behind the Cart’ The best Hollywood scripts aren’t written for Hollywood movies but for surrealistic gatherings of the United Nations. The title of the Hollywood script going down at today’s opening session of the United Nations in New York should be ‘The UN: Always Putting the Horse Behind the Cart’. Talk of the yada, yada, yada kind replaces decisive action at the UN, and any action they take always puts the horse behind the cart. Where the weary world is heading on what President Barack Obama is making the Number One Topic of Our...
  • Emma Watson Delivers Passionate UN Speech On Gender Equality

    09/22/2014 2:28:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    ETOnline ^ | September 21, 2014
    Emma Watson is taking the fight for feminism to the frontlines, delivering a powerful message to the men of the world to take up the struggle for gender equality. Watson, who was appointed to the role of the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year, delivered a speech on the floor of the UN to launch the new HeForShe initiative, which advocates for total equality without the use of negative rhetoric and for getting men to join the political and social battle. "We want to end gender inequality," Watson told the assembly. "And to do this, we need everyone involved…...
  • Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries...

    09/21/2014 11:36:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2014
    Full title: Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries, commitmentsThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that the American-led effort to destroy the terror group Islamic State has support from more than 40 countries, but declined to name them or the extent of their support. “It’s up to the individual country,” Ambassador Samantha Power told ABC’s “This Week.” France last week joined the United States in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, and Saudi Arabia has offered to help train moderate anti-Islamic State group fighters. However, what remains unclear is whether Turkey...
  • US will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations at UN summit

    09/20/2014 6:57:35 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/20/2014 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Barack Obama will not be pledging any cash to a near-empty fund for poor countries at a United Nations summit on climate change next week, the UN special climate change envoy said on Friday. The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has challenged the 125 world leaders attending the 23 September summit to make “bold pledges” to the fund, intended to help poor countries cope with climate change. The UN has been pressing rich countries to come up with pledges of between $10bn and $15bn. “We are putting a lot of pressure for them to do it at the summit on...
  • The United Nations: World's Leading Purveyor of Antisemitism

    09/18/2014 5:26:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 16, 2014 | Anne Bayefsky
    Anne Bayefsky speaking at the United Nations, New York, on September 8, 2014. Why couldn't the UN... sponsor a conference on combating global antisemitism? In theory the UN Charter demands equality of... nations large and small. In reality the UN mass-produces inequality for Jews and the Jewish nation. The UN has launched a "legal" pogrom against the Jewish state. A "legal" pogrom is a license to kill. Modern antisemitism targets Israel's exercise of the right of self-defense because self-defense is the essence of sovereignty. My time is short, too short to try to emulate the diplomatic sophistry that passes for...
  • Climate Change Summit No Shows Leave Obama and Clinton out on a Limb on Global Warming Rhetoric

    09/18/2014 7:15:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 09/18/2014
    A United Nations Climate Change Summit entitled "Catalyzing Action" appears to have lost steam before it even starts as the leaders of three influential nations will not attend the world leader's forum, leaving the Obama-Clinton-Kerry triumvirate, who claim global warming is the greatest threat to mankind, out on a limb say Friends of Science.Germany's Angela Merkel will not attend the New York Climate Summit as reported by the German daily TAZ. Germany is presently building some 20+ coal plants as reported by Forbes Aug. 31, 2012 to return grid stability and affordability to power prices for industry and consumers. According...
  • Climate Summit: European Union surprised Tony Abbott will not attend high level climate talks

    09/16/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9-16-14 | Jake Sturmer
    The European Union's climate chief says it is a pity Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not attend a major UN climate meeting in New York next week. World leaders including US president Barack Obama and UK prime minister David Cameron will attend the UN secretary-general's Climate Summit on September 23. Mr Abbott will not be attending, despite the fact that he is due to attend a UN Security Council meeting in New York the next day. EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard said it came as a surprise. "It is, of course, I think, a pity that not everyone...
  • UN study denies climate protection precludes growth

    09/16/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09/16/2014 | [cjc/sri (Reuters, AFP)]
    At the crossroads of ecology and economy, an international panel said Tuesday investments in climate protection could also bolster growth. “It is possible to tackle global climate change and it is possible to have economic growth at the same time,” said Mexico’s former president, Felipe Calderón, who introduced a report compiled by former heads of state, business figures and economists. Unlike past studies that have centered on the risks of inaction, the report sought to allay many people’s fears that aggressive climate protection could undermine jobs and economic growth. It said while a pivot to clean energy from fossil fuels...
  • U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.

    09/16/2014 5:48:18 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 41 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | Sept 15, 2014 | LEO HOHMANN
    Displaced Syrians will likely make up the next big wave of Muslim refugees coming to America. Since the early 1990s, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has selected more than 200,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States. Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq. Syria could soon be added to the mix in the midst of that country’s brutal civil war. The Obama administration has been greasing the skids for the Syrian refugees for months, WND has learned, and the refugees will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S. In...
  • The UN Is Pulling Most Of Its Peacekeepers Out Of Syria As Situation 'Deteriorates Severely'

    09/15/2014 2:09:47 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 9-15-2014 | &#61517;Armin Rosen
    Armin RosenSeptember 15, 2014 The UN is quietly pulling back from the parts of the peacekeeper-administered military disengagement zone separating the Israeli and Syrian-controlled sections of the Golan Heights. Reuters quotes an anonymous UN staffer as saying that "Staff in U.N. positions 10, 16, 31 and 37, as well as Camp Faouar on the (Syrian) side are being relocated." Twitter user and Israel-based blogger Judge Dan created a map of these positions based off of the UN's publically-available information on the location of the UN Disengagement Observer Force's various bases:(Click to the site to see the map) According to the...
  • UN withdraws many peacekeepers from Golan Heights

    09/15/2014 8:32:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2014 11:22 AM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The United Nations said Monday it has withdrawn its peacekeepers from many positions on the Golan Heights because of escalating fighting in the war between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told The Associated Press that he doesn’t think every single post has been vacated. The U.N. peacekeepers withdrawn Monday have been moved to the Israeli side of the border. …
  • Egypt trying to reposition itself as bastion of stability

    09/12/2014 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Ahram ^ | Thursday 11 Sep 2014 | Dina Ezzat
    Next week, when President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrives in New York at the head of the Egyptian delegation to the UN General Assembly he will likely seek to put an end to questions of his legitimacy as head of state. He will also, according to the same diplomatic argument, be ending the “diplomatic isolation” that “some countries” – the reference is always made to Qatar and Turkey – have tried to impose on Egypt. This said, Cairo officials, including the head of the state himself, are aware that when all is said and done, ”the return of Egypt,” as would be...