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    03/20/2017 6:13:50 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 20, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    In First, U.S. Will Not Attend U.N. Human Rights Council Meeting The Trump administration will boycott the United Nation's Human Rights Council, or UNHRC, due to its efforts to advance an anti-Israel agenda, according to senior administration officials familiar with the effort who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. The UNHRC, which includes member countries cited for mass human rights abuses, is poised on Monday to adopt at least five anti-Israel resolutions, prompting outrage in the Trump administration over what officials described as the council's unjust bias against the Jewish state. The boycott comes on the heels of the resignation...
  • Should Turkey Officially Designate ISIS a Terrorist Organization?

    03/20/2017 5:53:58 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 429, March 20, 2017EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey – notwithstanding its official denials – has shown itself extremely reluctant to designate the Islamic State (ISIS) a terrorist organization, and that reluctance has hampered efforts to bring ISIS suspects to justice. Ankara has frozen the assets of ISIS but continues to stop short of officially labeling it a terrorist group. In view of the fact that ISIS has used Turkish territory as a transit route into Syria and Iraq and has placed sleeper cells in dozens of Turkish cities, Ankara would be well advised to designate the group...
  • Hezbollah says U.N. 'weak' after critical Israel report pulled

    03/18/2017 5:21:49 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    reuters ^ | Mar 18, 2017 | Ellen Francis and Nidal al-Mughrab
    The leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement denounced the United Nations on Saturday as weak after the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians.A senior U.N. official resigned on Friday after the secretary-general asked her to remove the report, published by the United Nation's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), from the internet.U.N. Under-Secretary General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf said she was leaving after "powerful member states" had pressured the world body and its chief with "vicious attacks and threats". Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech...
  • UN, Christian Leaders Warn Against Steep Cuts to UN, Foreign Aid Funding

    03/17/2017 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 17, 2017 | 12:31 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Shaken by confirmation that the new administration of its biggest contributor is proposing sweeping reductions to its funding, the United Nations on Thursday warned that abrupt funding cuts could harm long-term reform efforts. Meanwhile more than 100 Christian leaders including two participants in President Trumps inauguration ceremony appealed to Congress to reject the administrations proposals for significant cuts to foreign aid. [] More than 100 Christian leaders signed a letter to congressional leaders on Thursday, urging them to support and protect the international affairs budget. [] Among the signatories were New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and National Hispanic...
  • Is Israel an apartheid state? This U.N. report says yes.[Wash.Post]

    03/17/2017 5:47:38 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | March 16, 2017 | Ruth Eglash
    If being an apartheid state means committing inhumane acts, systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over another, then Israel is guilty, a United Nations panel has determined. The report, published by the U.N.’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), drew sharp criticism from the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who called it “anti-Israel propaganda.” Headquartered in Beirut, ESCWA’s membership includes 18 Arab states. Titled, “Israeli Practices Toward the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid,” the report was written by Richard Falk, a former U.N. special rapporteur to the Palestinian territories known for harsh...
  • US demands UN pull report accusing Israel of apartheid

    03/16/2017 7:12:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 15, 2017, 10:16 pm | Times of Israel staff and AFP
    Envoy Nikki Haley says Washington outraged by publication; Sec-Gen Guterres distances self from it; Israel slams it as despicable The United States on Wednesday demanded that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres withdraw a report by a UN body accusing Israel of imposing apartheid on the Palestinians and of racially dominating them. Guterres distanced himself from the report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) but US Ambassador Nikki Haley said it should be scrapped altogether. The United States is outraged by the report, said Haley in a statement. The United Nations secretariat was right to distance itself...
  • U.N. chief warns against abrupt U.S. funding cuts to world body

    03/16/2017 11:50:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2017 | By Michelle Nichols
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday against an abrupt cut to U.S. funding for the world body, and France's U.N. envoy said a retreat by Washington from global affairs could lead to more instability. "Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts," said Guterres spokesman Stephane Dujarric. "The Secretary-General fully subscribes to the necessity to effectively combat terrorism, but believes that it requires more than military spending," he said in response to Trump's proposal for an additional $54 billion in military spending. French U.N. Ambassador Francois...
  • Angelina Jolie defends UN, decries tide of nationalism

    03/16/2017 5:54:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Page Six (The NY Post) ^ | March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Angelina Jolie has made a strong defense of the United Nations, saying the world body, as imperfect as it is, needs reform but also support. The American actress and special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency decried a rising tide of nationalism masquerading as populism, and the re-emergence of policies encouraging fear and hatred of others during a speech at the U.N. in Geneva on Wednesday. Saying she was speaking as a proud American and an internationalist, Jolie said some politicians were elected partly on the basis of dismissing international institutions and agreements.
  • No More Gravy Train for the United Nations

    03/15/2017 9:33:56 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 15, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    Bureaucrats and diplomats at the United Nations are scrambling to adjust to the new Trump administration. One thing seems certain. The Obama days of wine and roses for the UN are over. The Trump administration is reportedly laying the groundwork forcuts of at least 50% to U.S. funding for United Nations programs.U.S. diplomats warned key UN member statesto expect a big financial restraint on American spending at the UN at a meeting earlier this month in New York City, according to sources cited byForeign Policy. TheUnited States spent nearly $10 billionin total on the United Nations in 2015 alone,...
  • Today's Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) - 3.15.2017

    03/15/2017 8:34:46 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 1 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 3.15.2017 | David Blackmon
    Todays Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) 3.15.2017 March 15, 2017 by David Blackmon Honestly, Im not sure even congressional Republicans can screw this one up.: Congressional Democrats, after having spent the last 20 years squealing like stuck pigs about what a sacrilege it is whenever the Republicans have caused about 14% of the federal government to be shut down in a budget or debt ceiling fight, are now threatening to fight funding for President Trumps border wall by wait for itwait for itSHUTTING DOWN THE DAMN GOVERNMENT! The proper GOP response to this threat is possibly the...
  • White House Seeks to Cut Billions in Funding for United Nations

    03/13/2017 6:37:06 PM PDT · by Mariner · 83 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 13th, 2017 | BY COLUM LYNCH
    State Department staffers have been instructed to seek cuts in excess of 50 percent in U.S. funding for U.N. programs, signaling an unprecedented retreat by President Donald Trumps administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs, and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen, according to three sources. The push for such draconian measures comes as the White House is scheduled on Thursday to release its 2018 budget proposal, which is expected to include cuts of up to 37 percent for spending on the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International...
  • UN chief warns women globally are suffering 'new assaults'

    03/13/2017 7:50:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2017 7:53 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Secretary-General Antnio Guterres warned Monday that women are suffering new assaults on their safety and dignity around the world, pointing to extremists subjugating women and governments curtailing womens freedoms and rolling back laws against domestic violence. He told the opening session of the Commission on the Status of Women that educating and empowering women will unleash their potential and prevent challenges that arise from violent extremism, human rights violations, xenophobia and other threats. While Guterres didnt name any countries or groups, his message was clearly aimed at the Islamic State extremist group which sells women and girls as sex slaves....
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a limited amount of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Saudi UN Chief Compares Hungary to Nazis for Controlling Their Borders

    03/11/2017 7:36:57 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE | 9 Mar 2017
    Attacking European politicians who he accused of failing to show migrants a sufficiently warm welcome, the United Nations (UN) human rights chief compared the rhetoric of Hungarys Prime Minister Viktor Orbn to that of Nazi Germany. Speaking in Geneva on Wednesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein also slammed false claims that migrants commit more crimes and claimed that Europeans welcome mass migration. Many ordinary people in Europe have welcomed and supported migrants, but political leaders increasingly demonstrate a chilling indifference to their fate. I am particularly disturbed by lurid public narratives which appear deliberately aimed at...
  • UN Human Rights Head Hurls Hypocritical Charges Against Trump

    03/11/2017 9:01:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/17 | Joseph Klein
    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who comes to the UN from his glass house of Jordan, should not be throwing stones at the United States Zeid Raad Al Hussein, a Jordanian, assumed his functions as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on September 1, 2014. He has recently been obsessed with criticizing the Trump administration for a variety of alleged human rights sins. Considering the sorry human rights record in his home country of Jordan, Zeid Husseins obsession smacks of utter hypocrisy. His charges are also baseless. In a speech that Zeid Al Hussein delivered in Geneva...
  • U.N. Says World Faces Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945

    03/11/2017 6:18:40 AM PST · by chuckee · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 11, 2017
    Humanitarian chief urges funds for Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria UNITED NATIONSThe world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945, with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Friday. Stephen OBrien told the U.N. Security Council that without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death and many more will suffer and die from disease. He urged an immediate injection of funds for Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria, plus safe and unimpeded access for humanitarian aid to avert...
  • Now Pushing U.N. Agenda 2030 with Social Engineering of the Elderly

    03/10/2017 11:12:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/10/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Just another attempt to herd human beings into tiny spaces in order to control land use, mobility, and urban sprawl, all Sustainable Development goals. Now Pushing U.N. Agenda 2030 with Social Engineering of the Elderly The One World Governance of U.N. Agenda 21, now morphed into U.N. Agenda 2030, requires that every societal decision be based on the environmental impact on global land use, education, and population control and reduction. The lynchpin of this agenda, Sustainable Development, has deemed not sustainable most human activities that form our modern civilization: private property, suburban sprawl, fossil fuels, consumerism, farming, irrigation, commercial agriculture,...
  • Report on the human rights situation in South - East Turkey (UN HRC)

    03/10/2017 10:04:01 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ^ | February 2017 | UN Human Rights Commission
    Contents I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................................... 2 II. AN OVERVIEW OF REPOR TED HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS ............................................................. 5 A. Right to life .................................................................................................................. 7 B. Destruction and expropriation of property, including housing ..................................................... 9 C. Right to health ............................................................................................................. 13 D. Enforced disappearances ................................................................................................. 14 E. Internally displaced people ............................................................................................... 14 F. Physical and mental integrity ............................................................................................ 15 G. Right to liberty and security ............................................................................................. 16 H. Access to justice, fair trial and effective remedies .................................................................... 18 I. Rights to freedoms of opinion and expression, to freedom of association and to participate in publicaffairs . 20 J. Labour rights ................................................................................................................. 23...
  • Swiss bank deems Le Pen 'biggest risk' to Europe

    03/10/2017 6:24:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    France's Marine Le Pen is the biggest risk to European stability, Credit Suisse said in a guide launched on Thursday to help investors navigate the upcoming "defining" months facing the continent. Analyzing possible outcomes in the Dutch, French and German elections as well as Britain's triggering of Article 50 to kick-start Brexit and Greece's debt negotiations, Credit Suisse strategists offered three scenarios for Europe's immediate future. Scenario one, billed as "positive" by Switzerland's number two bank, sees pro-European, centrist candidates winning in France and Germany when the key continental powers vote in April and September, respectively. ...
  • U.N. documents human rights violations in southeast Turkey

    03/10/2017 6:36:58 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 10, 2017 | Tom Miles
    About 2,000 people were killed and entire neighbourhoods razed in southeastern Turkey in 18 months of government security operations characterised by massive destruction and serious human rights violations, the United Nations said on Friday. The U.N. human rights office said in a report on the period July 2015-December 2016 that up to 500,000 people, mostly Kurds, had been displaced, while satellite imagery showed the "enormous scale of destruction of the housing stock by heavy weaponry". U.N. investigators documented human rights violations including killings, disappearances and torture, often during curfews lasting several days at a time.
  • Indian-American Seema Verma moves closer to confirmation

    03/09/2017 9:53:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | PTI
    Seema Verma, President Donald Trump's nominee for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/File) Washington -- Indian-American Seema Verma moved a step closer to being confirmed as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as a bitterly divided US Senate voted 54-44, mostly on party lines, to end a debate on her nomination. The final confirmation vote on her nomination has been scheduled for Monday evening (March 13). The Senate vote to end the debate came moments after the White House blamed the opposition Democratic lawmakers for blocking the nomination of for the...
  • Lindzen responds to the MIT letter objecting to his petition to Trump to withdraw from the UNFCC.

    03/09/2017 8:53:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 9, 201 | Anthony Watts 7
    Apparently, MIT didnt like its name being used in petition to Trump. Dr. Richard Lindzen responds to that letter.March 9, 2017President Donald Trump The White House Washington, DCDear Mr. President:On 2 March, 2017, members of the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate (PAOC) sent a public letter to the White House, contesting the Petition I circulated. The Petition, signed by over 330 scientists from around the world so far, called for governments to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).Since MITs administration has made the climate issue a major focus for the Institute, with...
  • Top UN court dismisses Bosnian appeal against Serbia

    03/09/2017 9:59:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2017 12:02 PM EST
    The United Nations top court on Thursday dismissed a request by Bosnia to reconsider its 2007 ruling that cleared Serbia of blame for genocide during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. The International Court of Justice told Bosnias tripartite presidency that it could not allow the appeal of its ruling because the request to do so was not formally endorsed by relevant state bodies. The request was filed two weeks ago at the request of the Muslim Bosniak member of the presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic. The Serb member, Mladen Ivanic, did not consent to the appeals request and demanded that it be dismissed...
  • Public radio report: Kansas governor Sam Brownback leaving KS for ambassador post in Italy

    03/08/2017 4:11:07 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 26 replies
    Fox 4 Kansas City ^ | 3/8/17 | Anon
    Governor Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, has reportedly been offered a new job as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome. Kansas Public Radio reports Brownback is preparing to leave Kansas to take the job in Italy. KPR reports that it has talked to an anonymous source that calls the appointment a 'done deal.' Gov. Brownback would fill the now-vacant position of U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture.
  • Trump Administration Not Returning Calls From the UN Climate Boss

    03/05/2017 9:17:54 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 3/3/2017 | Eric Worrall
    UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa has complained in public that Rex Tillerson, President Trumps Secretary of State, hasnt responded to her request for a meeting. Oh the horror UN climate bureaucrats taking a back seat to issues like international terrorism, badly designed job destroying trade agreements, dangerous global flash points, rogue states attempting to arm themselves with nuclear weapons
  • Divine intervention! EU leaders will turn to the POPE over plans to revive struggling bloc

    03/03/2017 4:24:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Express ^ | March 1, 2017 | Nick Gutteridge
    EUROPEAN leaders are set to hold an historic meeting with the Pope later this month when they head to Rome to unveil their make-or-break plans to revive the struggling EU. Brussels chiefs are hoping the Pontiff can provide them with the leadership they are lacking to help solve the debilitating crises tearing the bloc apart. The 28 heads of government will meet with Pope Francis on March 24, the day before they all gather in the Italian capital to celebrate the 60th birthday of the EU and launch its rebirth.
  • Catholics must resist Pope Francis alliance with pro-abortion United Nations: Catholic coalition

    02/28/2017 4:44:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 28, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    Catholics must "resist" the Vatican's increasing alliance with the United Nations under Pope Francis' watch, insists a global coalition of pro-life and pro-family organizations in a new analysis. This alliance, they warn, is giving credence to the pro-abortion global population control agenda and is a direct threat to the family. This new alliance, unthinkable under the pontificates of Pope St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, has led to what Voice of the Family (VotF) is calling an “immediate and serious threat posed to children and the family.” The coalition of major pro-life and pro-family organizations from around the...
  • How Pakistani Law Enshrines Extremism and Emboldens Terror

    02/28/2017 11:58:22 AM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Algemeiner, the ^ | 27 February 2017 | Ammar Anwer
    Pakistani extremists have killed nearly 50,000 people since 9/11. But government ineffectiveness in Islamabad has stymied all efforts to contain terrorist violence. The Pakistani government and military are often not on the same page, or have chosen a narrow and selective approach towards extremism — i.e., fighting one group while simultaneously supporting another. For instance, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has acknowledged that Pakistan cultivated and possessed a soft spot for the Afghan Taliban. In addition, Pakistan has failed to take a firm stand against Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a radical outfit famous for its hateful rhetoric against India. The US designated the...
  • Mexico: Well Go to the U.N. to Defend Human Rights of Mexicans in U.S.

    02/24/2017 6:51:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 102 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2017 | 4:27 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Mexicos foreign minister says his government will seek the intervention of the United Nations if necessary to defend the human rights of its citizens caught up in the Trump administrations tough new approach to illegal immigration. Speaking on the eve of Thursdays meetings with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray said at a meeting with officials from the U.N. human rights office that Mexico does not have to accept provisions that one government wants unilaterally to impose on another. The government of Mexico will act by all means legally...
  • Hundreds of Scientists BEG Trump to END U.N. Climate Change Agreement

    02/24/2017 1:16:46 PM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Ryan Saavedra
    Over 300 scientists have requested that President Trump withdraw from the Paris Agreement which is a radical climate change agenda that was put into effect under the Obama Administration according to a report from the Washington Times. Leading the charge from the scientific community against the Paris Agreement is MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen who has delivered sharp criticisms about the agreement. Mr. Lindzen challenges the climate change narrative by saying that carbon dioxide is plant food, not poison.
  • UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

    02/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 7:44 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General Antnio Guterres said Wednesday. With over 20 million people at risk of starvation over the next six months and famine already declared in parts of South Sudan, we are facing a tragedy, Guterres said. We must avoid it becoming a catastrophe. Convening reporters for a briefing at the U.N. headquarters, Guterres amplified concerns that U.N. officials and humanitarian groups have expressed in recent weeks about the...
  • Popes support of UNs 2030 Agenda a major threat to childrens lives: new analysis

    02/22/2017 10:27:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Voice of the Family via LifeSite News ^ | February 22, 2017 | Voice of the Family
    Voice of the Family is today publishing an in-depth analysis of the United Nations Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) and their potential impact on the lives and well-being of children and the wider family. The SDGs consist of 17 goals and 169 targets that nations states have committed themselves to achieve by 2030. The analysis also examines the support offered to the UN agenda by Pope Francis and other representatives of the Holy See. The briefing explores: *The goals and targets of the UN SDGs that pose a threat to lives and wellbeing of children, born and unborn; *The real meaning...
  • Haley's Comet Vs UN : wow! (VIDEO)

    02/21/2017 1:11:14 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 52 replies
    Multiple Sources Reporting ^ | 20 Feb 2017 | Nikki Haley
  • Russian Envoy To U.N. Dies Suddenly In New York

    02/20/2017 12:22:23 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Reuters reports: Russias combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his death but offered condolences to his relatives and said the diplomat had died one day before his 65th birthday. It declined to comment on reports that Churkin had been taken to hospital shortly before his death. President Vladimir Putin was deeply upset by the news and had greatly valued Churkins professionalism and diplomatic talent, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin as...
  • Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dies at work

    02/20/2017 11:14:17 AM PST · by Enchante · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/20/2017 | BBC Staff
    Russia's ambassador to the United Nations has died. Vitaly Churkin, who would have celebrated his 65th birthday on Tuesday, died suddenly while at work in New York on Monday, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement. The cause of the veteran diplomat's death is unclear.
  • Haleys Comet (Our New UN Ambassador)

    02/16/2017 7:28:51 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 7 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | February 16, 2017 | Staff
    A star is born is our reaction to the first press briefing by President Trumps new ambassador at the United Nations. The ex-governor of South Carolina was ridiculed by the Left when the president first sent her nomination up to the Hill, owing to her alleged lack of foreign policy chops. She certainly rang the wake up gong for that crowd this morning, after emerging from her first meeting of the Security Council. Tough as nails but with a smile and a layer of Southern charm. The ambassador had just come from the regular monthly Security Council on Middle East...
  • UN Secretary General Claims 'Islamophobia' Causes Terrorism

    02/13/2017 1:10:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | TOM KNIGHTON
    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres thinks he's got terror figured out: apparently, any rule that can be perceived as taking issue with Islam will "fuel terrorism." While not a direct quote, Guterres does say regulations like President Trump's travel ban will create more terrorists: One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches, Guterres said at a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. This is sometimes the best support that Daesh can have to make its own propaganda, Guterres said,...
  • White House Puts Palestinians, United Nations in Crosshairs

    02/13/2017 6:01:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies ^ | Adam Kredo
    The Trump administration sent shockwaves through the U.N. late last week when it took a stance against the appointment of a senior Palestinian official to serve in a top post overseeing Libya. Senior officials at Turtle Bay expressed outrage over the Trump administration's move to block the appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as a special U.N. representative for Libya. The move was widely supported by U.N. members, and, for a time, the Trump administration. Sources inside the White House told the Free Beacon that the move was meant to send a signal to the Palestinians that they...
  • UN chief: Islamophobia is fueling terrorism

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that Islamophobia in parts of the world is fueling terrorism. "One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches," Guterres said at a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. "This is sometimes the best support that Daesh can have to make its own propaganda," Guterres said...
  • 130-page report: UNRWA teachers incite terrorism & antisemitism

    02/09/2017 5:10:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    UN Watch ^ | 2-2-17
    WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 2, 2017 – Before a joint subcommittee hearing today of the U.S. Congress concerning the U.N., Israel, and the Palestinians, the director of the independent monitoring group UN Watch will testify and present a new report showing 40 alarming new cases of UNRWA school teachers in Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria whose Facebook pages incite to Jihadist terrorism and antisemitism, including by posting Holocaust-denying videos and pictures celebrating Hitler.UN Watch sent letters this morning to U.N. chief António Guterres, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and U.S. envoy to the U.N. Nikki Haley, urging them to take...
  • UN Gay Rights Envoy: Religious Freedom Not an Absolute Right

    02/07/2017 6:26:56 AM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The United Nations envoy for gay rights has declared that when there is a clash between homosexual rights and religious liberty it must be recalled that freedom of expression and religious freedom are not absolute rights and may be limited if necessary. In a recent public consultation, the UNs newly appointed independent expert on the defense of LGTB rights, Vitit Muntarbhorn, said that negative moral judgments on homosexual activity were a recent phenomenon, stemming from colonial law.
  • New UN LGBT expert: Religious freedom is not absolute, can be curtailed if necessary

    02/04/2017 3:07:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 3, 2017 | Stefano Gennarini
    The new UN expert on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues outlined a strategy for his three-year term before dozens of supportive UN bureaucrats, delegates, and activists in a meeting last week. Vitit Muntarbhorn, the newly appointed UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, spoke of the Sustainable Development Goals and the work of UN agencies to further the goals as a good entry point for us. The Thai law professor and homosexual activist also described health, education, and religion as soft entry points and cautioned that sexual orientation and gender identity are not closed categories, promising...
  • Vatican event features array of population controllers - and, it seems, no expert to counter them

    02/04/2017 8:32:31 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 3, 2017 | Jeanne Smits
    International outrage is growing after the Vatican extended an invitation to population control pundit Paul Ehrlich to speak at a February 27-March 1 workshop on Biological Extinction. Ehrlich, a supporter of forced sterilization and forced abortion, has epitomized the ecologists position for decades in his apocalyptic (and false) predictions about the effects of population growth. Sponsored and organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS), the three-day conference also includes other controversial speakers besides Ehrlich, author of the Population Bomb. Several presenters have similar, if less well-known pedigrees, as proponents of population...
  • UN Whistleblower: UN Gave Names of Dissidents to Communist China

    02/03/2017 9:53:02 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations human rights apparatus is being accused of, among other abuses, handing to the Communist Chinese dictatorship the names of activists who were set to expose the regime's crimes at a UN review of China's record. One of the dissidents in question ultimately died in detention. At least several other Chinese dissidents whose identities were reportedly provided to the regime by UN officials were also detained ahead of their trips to Geneva, according to reports. And then, making matters worse, the UN human rights leadership appears to have retaliated against the UN whistleblower who finally exposed and stopped...
  • Obama's last money shower for the UN: some $9.2 billion

    02/03/2017 11:25:21 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 3, 2017 | George Russell
    In its last year in office, the Obama Administration showered at least some $9.2 billion on the United Nations and its sprawling array of organizations. The total is gleaned from a document that summarizes U.S. government spending for international organizations, and is about 20 per cent higher than the $7.7 billion figure given out by State for 2010, before the Obama Administration abruptly quit providing any overall tally for its U.N. support. The new tally includes nearly $360 million for the controversial United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA, which is regularly...
  • U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism

    02/03/2017 8:31:26 AM PST · by Rockitz · 42 replies ^ | 3 February 2017 | Martin Armstrong via Tyler Durden
    A shocking statement was made by a United Nations official Christiana Figueres at a news conference in Brussels. Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. She said very casually: This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning...
  • Obama's last money shower for the UN: some $9.2 billion

    02/03/2017 6:07:53 AM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    foxnews ^ | George Russell
    EXCLUSIVE: In its last year in office, the Obama Administration showered at least some $9.2 billion on the United Nations and its sprawling array of organizations, according to a document recently posted on the State Department website. The total is gleaned from a document that summarizes U.S. government spending for international organizations, and is about 20 per cent higher than the $7.7 billion figure given out by State for 2010, before the Obama Administration abruptly quit providing any overall tally for its U.N. support. The overall U.S. bill for international organizations of every stripe is just under $10.5 billion, meaning...
  • WHO: No Zika vaccine before 2020

    02/02/2017 7:21:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 2 February 2017 08:51 CET+01:00 | AFP
    About 40 potential vaccines for the Zika virus are being tested, but none are likely to be available for women of childbearing age before 2020, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO director Margaret Chan said the virus, linked to deformations in babies heads and brains, remained firmly entrenched in large parts of the world. Although progress toward effective prevention has been made, with some drugs now in clinical trials, a vaccine judged safe enough for use in women of childbearing age may not be fully licensed before 2020, Chan said.
  • Trump travel ban sparks UN-US split

    02/01/2017 4:58:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 5:31 PM ET, Wed February 1, 2017 | Richard Roth
    A new UN leader took office just three weeks before a new president of the United States. But because the United States is the biggest financial supporter of the United Nations and President Trump doesnt like the global organization, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres has to tread carefully. When the Trump travel ban hit, the UN leader did not criticize the border measure for several days. Guterres led the United Nations refugee agency for 10 years. His spokesman in New York was cautious in comments to the press while Guterres was in Africa as massive demonstrations and most UN member governments...
  • French Court Rejects Palestinian Demands

    02/01/2017 7:47:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    A new sheriff arrived in town with the appointment of Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In her first speech, she indicated the disproportionate contribution by the United States -- 22% of the UN budget and 28% of UN peacekeeping operations -- to the world organization. The UN budget should be subject "strategic cutting," and sometimes withholding of dues. In picturesque language, Haley spoke of the need for a strong U.S. role at the UN. She had already made clear during her testimony on January 18, 2017, to the Senate Foreign Relations...