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  • UN labor agency shelves decision to end Big Tobacco ties

    11/09/2017 8:48:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2017 10:28 AM EST
    In an embarrassing mixup, the U.N. labor agency says it has shelved a decision on ending its ties with Big Tobacco, correcting its own statement earlier Thursday indicating it would cut ties to an industry faulted for major health risks. International Labor Organization spokesman Hans von Rohland cited a mistake in which the “tripartite” U.N. agency — bringing together business, labor groups and governments — had previously said it would stop taking funds from the tobacco industry and end their public-private partnerships. “We sent you the wrong version of the decision taken by the ILO Governing Body on ILO cooperation...
  • UNESCO has a new communist head, same as the old communist head

    11/09/2017 5:58:27 AM PST · by WWII_Historian · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2017 | Gary Gindler
    The U.N. legalized the radical new principle of the world economy – a global redistribution of wealth from developed countries to third-world countries. Hence the name "Globalism."No one dares to mention this after the collapse of the Soviet Union, although the idea is undoubtedly alive. Its reincarnation occurred in the 1990s under the name of "global warming." Don't confuse "global warming" with scientific research. The term "global warming" has nothing to do with the temperature on the planet Earth. Instead, the U.N. talks about the political legalization of the global wealth redistribution. The term "New International Cultural Order" was once...
  • Nikki Haley tells United Nations: You're not the boss of U.S.

    11/02/2017 7:03:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2 Nov 2017 | FRANCO ORDOŃEZ
    Ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the United Nations Wednesday in a defiant speech to the 193-member General Assembly before it adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. Haley called the long-standing debate “political theater.” “Let’s be honest about what we really see going on here,” Haley said. “This assembly does not have the power to end the U.S. embargo. It is based in U.S. law, which only the United States Congress can change.” The United States voted Wednesday against the U.N. resolution condemning the American trade embargo against Cuba after abstaining last year, during...
  • Trump Vindicated; UN Confirms Paris Climate Accord Was a Complete Waste Of Space

    11/02/2017 6:21:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/02/17 | James Delingpole
    The United Nations has officially confirmed what many of us, including President Trump, knew already: the Paris climate accord was a complete waste of space. As UN Environment admits in its latest Emissions Shortfall report, even when you add up all the CO2 reduction pledges made by all the signatory nations at Paris, it still comes to only a third of what is supposedly necessary to stop the world warming by more than 2 degrees C by the end of this century. According to UN Environment’s head Eric Solheim, the world is heading for disaster: “One year after the Paris Agreement entered...
  • Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high: UN

    11/01/2017 10:35:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement. “Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years,” the World Meteorological Organization said. “Globally averaged concentrations of CO2 reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400.00 ppm in 2015 because of a combination of human activities and a strong El Nińo event,” it said. The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency’s...
  • UN Launches $65M Pogrom to Hunt Down Israelis & Smear Israel as Criminal State OCTOBER 31, 2017

    The United Nations has made a deal with the Palestinians to fund a $65 million legal pogrom directed at Israel. The party on the Palestinian side was referred to as the "Government of the State of Palestine." More specifically, the "United Nations System in the occupied Palestinian territory" plans to pay eight UN bodies $64,838,510 between the years of 2018 and 2022 to hunt down individual Israelis and to smear Israel as a criminal state. The eight UN bodies or agencies to receive the funds are: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights UNICEF (the children's fund) The...
  • Trump admin to defend Cuba embargo at UN, reversing Obama

    10/31/2017 10:22:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2017 5:24 PM EDT | Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman
    The Trump administration will defend America’s decades-old economic embargo on Cuba in a United Nations vote this week, the State Department said Tuesday, in a reversal from the Obama administration that reflects deteriorating U.S.-Cuban relations. Every year the U.N. votes to condemn the embargo, and for years the U.S. predictably voted “no.” But last year, under President Barack Obama, the U.S. abstained for the first time, as Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro moved forward with the historic warming of relations. A “no” vote Wednesday from U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley will return the United States to a...
  • UN expert: Anti-gay sex laws wane; rights 'crucible' endures

    10/27/2017 5:07:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2017 6:56 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    Laws criminalizing consensual gay sex have been scrapped in about 25 countries in the last 20 years, but more than 70 nations still have such prohibitions, a U.N. expert said Friday in a first-of-its-kind report at the General Assembly. And in many places around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people live in “a crucible of egregious violations” of human rights, enduring violence and discrimination, said Vitit Muntarbhorn, the U.N.’s first-ever independent expert investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation. The world body’s Human Rights Council appointed him last year, in a move that met significant opposition amid...
  • Trump to bypass U.N. and send aid directly to persecuted Christians in Middle East

    10/26/2017 2:47:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    washintontimes.com ^ | 10/25/17 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday night that President Trump has ordered the State Department to shut off funding for “ineffective” United Nations programs to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East, saying the administration will take over those efforts directly. “From this day forward, America will provide support directly to persecuted communities through USAID,” Mr. Pence said at the In Defense of Christians annual solidarity dinner in Washington. “We will no longer rely on the United Nations alone to assist persecuted Christians and minorities in the wake of genocide and the atrocities of terrorist groups.” Saying Christians have been...
  • BBC complains to UN about Iran targeting its Persian service

    10/25/2017 9:39:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2017 2:34 PM EDT | Jon Gambrell
    The BBC filed a complaint Wednesday to the United Nations over Iran freezing the assets of more than 150 people associated with its Persian service, calling the Islamic Republic’s actions “a deprivation of human rights.” The British broadcaster described Iran’s actions as part of a “criminal investigation” into its staff, former employees and contributors over allegations of them fomenting a “conspiracy against national security” in Iran and abroad. Those swept up in the investigation include Iranian dual nationals from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Britain and the United States. Iran’s mission at the U.N. did not respond to a request...
  • UN High Commissioner announces 'blacklist' of Israeli companies

    10/26/2017 12:32:34 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/17 | Tal Polon
    In recent weeks, some 130 Israeli companies and another 60 international corporations have received letters from the current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jordan’s Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, warning them that they are being “blacklisted” for “acting contrary to international law and UN decisions." According to Yediot Aharonot, the list in question includes well-known Israeli companies spanning different sectors, from food to services, pharmaceuticals to hi-tech. All of them, however, have one thing in common: They operate in Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, or the Jordan Valley. Yediot Aharonot reported that the companies are currently considering taking...
  • Most of world lacks real religious freedom, UN official says

    10/24/2017 10:58:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2017 12:54 AM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Three-quarters of the world’s people live in countries that either restrict the right to religion or belief or have “a high level of social hostility involving religion or belief,” the U.N. special investigator on religious rights said Tuesday. Ahmed Shaheed told the General Assembly’s human rights committee that religious intolerance is prevalent globally — and rising around the world. He said over 70 countries currently have anti-blasphemy laws that can be used to suppress dissenting views, in violation of international human rights standards. […] Some forms of discrimination are direct, such as prohibiting some or all religions or beliefs, he...
  • UN rights expert: UN not protecting whistleblowers enough

    10/24/2017 3:07:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2017 5:12 PM EDT
    An independent U.N. human rights expert says the United Nations has “room for improvement” in protecting whistleblowers. Special rapporteur on freedom of expression David Kaye also faults the U.N. and other international organizations for not adopting “robust” policies on access to information, saying they can too easily deny requests for information. Kaye urges international organizations, states and civil society to support freedom of information, “particularly in an era of misinformation and propaganda.” …
  • At UN, Creepy Globalist Robot Vows to Help “Create the Future”

    10/23/2017 3:46:40 PM PDT · by Sopater · 37 replies
    The New American ^ | Sunday, 22 October 2017 | Alex Newman
    Humanity's future robotic overlords made an initial appearance this month at a United Nations confab. In an apparent bid to market its globalist agenda as scientific and modern, the UN deployed a creepy new globalist robot named “Sophia” to praise the widely ridiculed dictators club while lecturing humanity and promoting planetary totalitarianism. Ignoring the UN's despotic tendencies, its corruption, its ongoing pedophilia scandals, and its largely autocratic membership, the robot claimed that the UN was “one of humanity's greatest accomplishments.” Adding to the creepiness: The robot claimed that it would “help humanity create the future” and that “artificial intelligence” would...
  • WHO chief reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment

    10/22/2017 8:03:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 October 2017 15:33 CEST+02:00
    The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for (Non-communicable diseases) in Africa. As a result, I have decided to rescind the appointment,” the head of the UN agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement. […] Tedros had announced the appointment earlier this week during a speech in Uruguay, where he praised Zimbabwe as “a country that places universal health coverage and...
  • Globalists want Church to serve ‘New World Order’: Italian journalist

    10/21/2017 8:09:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 20,2017 | Lisa Bourne
    A top population control proponent has attained unprecedented access and influence at the Vatican, a presenter for an international symposium on population control said Thursday, as part of an effort to target the Catholic Church and leverage its moral influence in service of a globalist agenda. Population control forces are welcomed and provided a platform at the Vatican in the Pope Francis pontificate, according to Italian journalist Riccardo Cascioli. They are abetted principally by Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor for the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Cascioli revealed specifics leading to a “magic moment” —...
  • Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO

    10/20/2017 4:10:07 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 20 2017 | BBC
    Robert Mugabe has been named as a goodwill ambassador by the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Swedish Diplomat Hammarskjold May Have Been Killed in Air Attack: Study

    10/17/2017 10:56:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 18 October 2017
    A new UN report on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in central Africa has concluded it appears "plausible" the aircraft came under attack. Sweden has called "an open wound" the unsolved questions over Hammarskjold's death, which came during the Cold War between Western nations and the Soviet bloc. The latest findings take into account newly-released information from the archives of Belgium, Britain, Canada, Germany and the United States.
  • Pope Francis Criticized the U.S. for Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord

    10/16/2017 3:34:32 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    Fortune ^ | Pope Francis Criticized the U.S. for Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord
    Pope Francis implicitly criticized the United States on Monday for pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change, praising it as a means to control the devastating effects of global warming. The U.S. is the only country out of 195 signatories to have withdrawn from the accord, which aims to cut emissions blamed for the rise in temperatures. U.S. President Donald Trump announced the decision in June shortly after visiting the pope, a strong supporter of the deal. At the time a Vatican official said the move was a “slap in the face” for the pope and the Vatican.
  • US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

    10/12/2017 6:19:35 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 12, 2017 | MATTHEW LEE and ANGELA CHARLTON
    PARIS (AP) — U.S. officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. While the U.S. stopped funding UNESCO after it voted to include Palestine as a member in 2011, the State Department has maintained a UNESCO office at its Paris headquarters and sought to weigh in on policy behind the scenes. The withdrawal was confirmed Thursday by U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to be publicly named discussing the decision. It was not...