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  • U.N. whines: Trump’s budget would make our work ‘impossible’

    05/26/2017 10:00:14 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 46 replies
    The Sovereignty Project ^ | 5/25/17 | Katie
    The United Nations complained Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s budget cuts would make it “impossible” for the organization to continue its essential work: “The figures presented would simply make it impossible for the U.N. to continue all of its essential work advancing peace, development, human rights and humanitarian assistance,” Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said in a statement Wednesday, according to Reuters.
  • UN: Impose global warming laws through the courts

    05/26/2017 7:48:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    cfact.org ^ | May 25, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    A United Nations report published Wednesday highlights the legal risks that opponents say President Donald Trump faces if he does not withdraw from Paris climate agreement. The Paris Agreement could be used to force governments, including the Trump administration, “that have adopted climate-oriented laws to implement them,” reads the UN Environmental Program report on global warming litigation. The report claims that litigation “has arguably never been a more important tool to push policymakers and market participants” to fight global warming. President Donald Trump promised to “cancel” the Paris Agreement on the campaign trail, but his White House is split on...
  • The sex education agenda and the Catholic Church

    05/25/2017 10:38:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | May 25, 2017 | Matthew McCusker
    The sex education agenda and the Catholic Church May 25, 2017May 25, 2017 11Share This address was given by Matthew McCusker, deputy international director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, on 18 May 2017 at the fourth annual Rome Life Forum, organised by Voice of the Family.On 25 September 2015 the member states of the United Nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals. These consist of 17 goals and 169 targets which nations have committed achieving by 2030. The threat to the family that is most immediately apparent when reviewing the SDGs is the promotion of abortion and...
  • Administration Proposes Steep Cuts to Account That Funds U.N. Regular Budget

    05/24/2017 9:19:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 24, 2017 | 4:18 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.S. is the largest contributor by far to the United Nations and many other international organizations, and cuts in the administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget are designed to prod other nations to pay a bigger share, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. The administration is requesting $996.4 million for the account from which the U.N. regular budget is funded — a more than 30 percent drop from the $1.444 billion FY 2017 level. That “contributions to international organizations” (CIO) account also covers a raft of other U.N. agencies such as the World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture...
  • He plowed his field; now he faces a $2.8M fine

    05/24/2017 8:21:57 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 66 replies
    USA Today ^ | 3/24/2017 | Damon Arthur
    RED BLUFF, Calif. — A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County.
  • UN panel releases draft treaty banning possession and use of nuclear weapons

    05/22/2017 10:23:30 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 22 May 2017 19:42 EDT | Ben Doherty
    A United Nations-backed panel has publicly released a draft treaty banning the possession and use of all nuclear weapons. The draft treaty is the culmination of a sustained campaign, supported by more than 130 non-nuclear states frustrated with the sclerotic pace of disarmament, to prohibit nuclear weapons and persuade nuclear-armed states to disarm. Nine countries are known or believed to possess nuclear weapons: the US, UK, Russia, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel. None has supported the draft plan. The draft treaty obliges state parties to “never under any circumstances … develop, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or...
  • Report: Cash-strapped UN health agency spends about $200 million a year on travel

    05/21/2017 8:27:21 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | May, 21, 2017
    Report: Cash-strapped UN health agency spends about $200 million a year on travel LONDON -- The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel -- far more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health including AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. As the cash-strapped U.N. health agency pleads for more money to fund its responses to health crises worldwide, it has also been struggling to get its own travel costs under control. Despite introducing new rules to try to curb its...
  • The Latest: Mogherini warns against US cuts in UN funding

    05/20/2017 7:55:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2017 11:30 AM EDT
    The EU foreign policy chief says Europe does “not see eye to eye” with the Trump administration on major issues such as trade, climate change and funding of U.N. agencies, but can “easily” work with the U.S. on Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Federica Mogherini spoke Saturday during a regional gathering of the World Economic Forum. Mogherini warned that threatened U.S. cuts in funding U.N. agencies “would create a major security issue worldwide, including in Europe.” …
  • Why the UN is wary of the US position on human rights(Barf alert)

    05/09/2017 7:05:05 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 9th 2017 | Imogen Foulkes
    United Nations aid agencies in Geneva were nervous before Donald Trump was elected: his rhetoric on all sorts of key issues, from migrants to torture, was deeply worrying to a community dedicated to upholding what it believes are fundamental human rights. Once candidate Trump became President Trump, the nervousness increased. The executive order on immigration seemed, to many aid workers, to betray an almost total lack of understanding and compassion for the world's most vulnerable people. Now, 100 days in, there is a sense of wariness. Although that key executive order on immigration may have been stayed by the US...
  • Radical Leftist Vatican Blasts Brexit, Pledges Allegiance to EU and UN

    05/05/2017 6:05:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 4, 2017 | Michael Matt
    Ms. Archer, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Ms. Archer, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences From Cruxnow.com: ROME - The highest-ranking woman in the Vatican said Tuesday that strengthening international organizations such as the United Nations is the only way to deal with the problems of globalization, and predicted there “will be a movement to put more and more executive action” in international agencies. Englishwoman Margaret Archer, President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, said the Church should “leave national governments where they are,” and try to influence international organizations, such as the United...
  • Arab League to UN: Investigate Israel

    05/04/2017 11:26:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/17
    MainAll NewsMiddle EastArab League to UN: Investigate Israel Arab League to UN: Investigate Israel Arab League calls on UN to open an international inquiry in to "violations" by Israel against terrorist prisoners. Contact Editor Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/17 03:34 Share JailJailiStock The Arab League on Thursday called on the United Nations to open an international inquiry in to alleged "violations" by Israel against terrorist prisoners in Israeli jails. The pan-Arab body "invites the United Nations and its relevant specialized agencies to send an international commission of inquiry to Israeli prisons," representatives said in a resolution adopted Thursday and quoted by...
  • UN Warns Against Repeal of Obamacare [semi-satire]

    05/01/2017 8:49:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    This week the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights in Geneva warned the Trump Administration that repeal of the Affordable Care Act would violate international law. The warning came from Dainius Puras, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Puras cited Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which he says “establishes everyone’s right to a standard of living adequate for health and well-being, including food, medical care and necessary social services.” According to Puras, “repeal of the ACA would make the...
  • Russia Blinks Lavrov Says: Russia Ready To Cooperate with U.S. on Syria

    04/29/2017 4:22:23 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 29, 2017 | Sundance
    Oh noes, how is the U.S. media going to find a way to spin this? It was only a matter of time. President Trump and Secretary Tillerson played out the global strategy perfectly. By assembling international allies in a coalition of influence, specifically by pulling China into a close relationship with President Trump, Russia has been cast into a brutally diminished role. Secretary Tillerson’s exceptionally well received visit to the U.N. Security Council yesterday appears to have been the final straw. The international diplomacy of President Trump, Vice-President Pence, Secretary T-Rex and even Ambassador Nikki Haley has been incredibly well...
  • 'Apartheid' furor on the rise against Israel

    04/29/2017 11:08:48 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 4 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 4/29/2017 | Associated Press
    From UN reports sponsored by Arab countries to charges by international officials and personalities, Israel vehemently rejects the charges of 'apartheid' and points to the many freedoms and rights available to all citizens, including Arabs.
  • Rex Tillerson Chairs UN Security Council Emergency Meeting On North Korea

    04/28/2017 12:04:45 PM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    The continued erosion of the North Korean/United States situation is now about to take another turn. This first UN Security Council Meeting on North Korea’s nuclear capabilities is being held today. They are comparing this to the Cuban Missile Crisis. All of the Representatives agree North Korea cannot continue on this path, it needs to be dealt with now. They are all thanking Rex Tillerson and the US. Rex Tillerson has thanked them. They have stressed repeatedly that North Korea has made promises it has not kept. “ We will not negotiate again with North Korea. We will only talk...
  • UN warned Trump that ObamaCare repeal could violate international law

    04/26/2017 6:08:49 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    Fownews ^ | 4/26/17 | Foxnews
    The United Nations warned the Trump administration earlier this year that repealing ObamaCare without providing an adequate replacement would be a violation of multiple international laws, according to a new report. Though the Trump administration is likely to ignore the U.N. warning, The Washington Post reported the Office of the U.N. High Commission on Human Rights in Geneva sent an "urgent appeal" on Feb 2. The Post reported that the confidential, five-page memo cautioned that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would put the U.S. “at odds with its international obligations.” The warning was sent to the State Department...
  • U.N. WARNS THAT REPEALING OBAMACARE MAY BE ILLEGAL

    04/26/2017 9:00:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 26, 2017 | Paul Mirengoff
    Dana Milbank reports, with glee, that the United Nations “has contacted the Trump administration as part of an investigation into whether repealing [Obamacare] without an adequate substitute for the millions who would lose health coverage would be a violation of several international conventions that bind the United States.” The warning comes from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights in Geneva.
  • President Trump Hosts U.N. Security Council for Lunch At White House…(w/ Transcript)

    04/24/2017 4:51:48 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 24, 2017 | Sundance
    One of President Trump’s greatest strengths is his keen instincts for developing relationships as a strategic tools toward accomplishing consequential objectives. To wit, President Trump invites the entire U.N. Security Council delegation to lunch at the White House. Now, most of us, myself included, do not think highly of the United Nations as an entity that has ever accomplished anything of worth – beyond pushing an incessant drum-beat of left-wing globalism and ridiculous pie-in-the-sky pontificating. However, that said, the historic invitation to lunch is quite smartly full-throated use of regional political proximity. President Trump inviting the U.N Security Council ambassadors...
  • Samantha Power: ‘I am Sorry that .. Obama Administration did not Recognize the Armenian Genocide’

    04/24/2017 1:33:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | April 24, 2017
    Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) publicly apologized for not properly acknowledging the Armenian Genocide during her tenure under the administration of U.S. resident Barack Obama. Almost every Armenian-American family was touched in some way by the genocide. Ongoing Turkish denial makes the genocide an open wound… I am very sorry that, during our time in office, we in the Obama administration did not recognize the Armenian Genocide,” Power said in a series of tweets. .... Power has faced much criticism for her silence on Obama’s failure to recognize the Armenian Genocide, and had refused to publicly...
  • United Nations Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

    04/23/2017 11:39:55 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    Geller Report ^ | April 23, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Electing Saudi Arabia to the Women’s Rights Commission is akin to electing Adolf Hitler to head the Commission on Antisemitism. Madness, misogyny and Islamic supremacism on the march.