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  • UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

    05/23/2019 11:43:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2019
    The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed or disabled by snakes by 2030. Nearly 3 million people are bitten by potentially poisonous snakes every year, resulting in as many as 138,000 deaths. […] In a statement, Doctors Without Borders said it was “cautiously optimistic” WHO’s snakebite strategy could be a “turning point” in addressing snake bites. …
  • US calls to dismantle UNRWA

    05/22/2019 10:27:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Embedded Video, no link to You Tube. The United States called Wednesday for dismantling UNRWA, weeks before unveiling the economic aspects of its long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Addressing the UN Security Council, US adviser Jason Greenblatt said UNRWA was a "bandaid" and that it was time to hand over services assured by the UN agency to countries hosting the Palestinian Arab refugees and NGOs. "The UNRWA model has failed the Palestinian people," Greenblatt told the council. Last year, President Donald Trump's administration cut all funding to UNRWA, arguing that it was flawed as Washington pressed ahead with work on...
  • Landmark UN plastic waste pact gets approved but not by US

    05/11/2019 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2019
    Nearly every country in the world has agreed upon a legally binding framework to reduce the pollution from plastic waste except for the United States, U.N. environmental officials say. An agreement on tracking thousands of types of plastic waste emerged Friday at the end of a two-week meeting of U.N.-backed conventions on plastic waste and toxic, hazardous chemicals. Discarded plastic clutters pristine land, floats in huge masses in oceans and rivers and entangles wildlife, sometimes with deadly results. […] The deal affects products used in a broad array of industries, such as health care, technology, aerospace, fashion, food and beverages....
  • EU ignores Hungary veto on Israel, posing wider questions

    05/06/2019 4:17:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 1 May 2019 09:07 | Andrew Rettman
    The EU just de facto ignored Hungary’s veto on a statement on Israel, prompting questions on how it makes foreign policy decisions. Hungary objected to the EU statement at the UN Security Council (UNSC) in New York at the last minute on Monday (29 April). But Finland read it out anyway at the UNSC meeting, in a game of protocol niceties laced with irritation. The Finnish ambassador to the UN, Kai Sauer, said: “I have the honor to speak on behalf of …” the 27 EU countries which he listed, omitting Hungary. But his subsequent statement used language that made...
  • UN population fund chief laments US funding cut [“family planning”/abortion]

    04/10/2019 8:42:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2019 | Frank Jordans
    The U.N. population agency chief said Wednesday she regrets the U.S. government’s decision to cut funding for programs that help ensure safe pregnancies worldwide. The United States used to provide about $70 million per year toward UNFPA programs to protect the health and lives of women and girls in developing countries. More than half of those funds were used for “life-saving humanitarian programs,” said Dr. Natalia Kanem, the agency’s executive director. The Trump administration announced in 2017 it was cutting all funding to the agency. The move was seen as a gesture to American conservatives and anti-abortion activists, though UNFPA...
  • U.N. refugee chief warns New Zealand massacre the result of toxic politics, media

    04/09/2019 11:45:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | April 9, 2019 12:41 PM | Michelle Nichols
    United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi warned on Tuesday that a deadly attack on two New Zealand mosques was the result of the worst toxicity in politics and media toward refugees, migrants and foreigners that he had witnessed in more than 30 years. […] Grandi told the U.N. Security Council that the state of discussions globally about refugees and migrants “should be of concern to us all.” He did not specifically blame anyone. “I have never seen such toxicity, such poison in the language of politics, in media, in social media, even in everyday discussions and conversations around this issue,”...
  • Abbas: U.S. to allow Israel to annex parts of West Bank, give Hamas Gaza

    04/01/2019 5:16:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 1, 2019 | Tovah Lazaroff, Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian leader spoke in advance of the anticipated roll out of what US President Donald Trump is calling the “Plan of the Century” to resolve the Israeli-Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Trump Administration will allow Israel to annex portions of the West Bank and split the Gaza Strip from the West Bank so that it can be a state of its own, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday. Speaking at the Arab League summit in Tunisia, "What is coming from the US is more dangerous and serious,” he said. “The US will tell Israel, annex part of the Palestinian...
  • Erdogan Floats Turning Former Cathedral HAGIA SOPHIA Into Mosque

    03/26/2019 1:47:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 25, 2019 | John Hayward
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed converting the fabled Hagia Sophia into a mosque on Sunday. The Greek government responded with anger on Monday, pointing out that the Hagia Sophia was the seat of Greek Orthodox Christianity for centuries and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. Erdogan said during a television interview on Sunday that the Hagia Sophia might be “reverted” into a mosque, referring to the structure’s status as a mosque following the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 A.D. The Hagia Sophia was constructed as a relatively modest Greek Orthodox church in 360,...
  • Russia-Israel team to eye foreign forces' pullout from Syria

    03/03/2019 6:30:31 AM PST · by NorseViking · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | March 3, 2019
    Jerusalem (AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel and Russia are to form a joint team to examine the withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria. Israel is seeking the removal of Iranian forces and has vowed to keep its main enemy from entrenching itself militarily in the neighbouring country. Netanyahu met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Moscow to discuss Iran's presence in Syria. "I made it unequivocally clear that Israel will not allow the military entrenchment of Iran in Syria, and I also made it unequivocally clear that we would continue to take military action...
  • Syria bombs Palestinian refugee camp 220 times, and nobody

    04/27/2018 9:32:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The media and political elites who pose as defenders of the poor beleaguered Palestinians don't care about them at all.  They are merely pawns in an effort to rid the world of Jews, starting with the half of world Jewry living in the historic homeland of Jews, Israel.  This has been proven beyond a doubt by the reaction – really a lack of any reaction – to Syria's bombing of a large Palestinian settlement, in the course of that nation's civil war and ongoing ethnic cleansing of Sunni Muslims, who stand in the way of Iran's effort to establish a Shia...
  • Future of controversial US military base Diego Garcia hangs in the balance after UN rules (trunc)

    02/25/2019 9:09:39 PM PST · by blueplum · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 25 Feb 2019 | Luke Kenton
    Full title: Future of controversial US military base Diego Garcia hangs in the balance after UN rules the Indian Ocean archipelago was illegally seized in the 1960s by Britain and should give be given back to Mauritius The future of a US military base constructed on a British territory in Mauritius has been thrown into doubt after a United Nations ruling on Monday. The UN's high court has ordered the United Kingdom to give the Chagos Islands back to Mauritius after an investigation revealed they'd been seized under illegal pretenses during the 1960s and 70s. This could, however, also cause...
  • Trump to Launch Worldwide Fight to Decriminalize Homosexuality

    02/19/2019 2:39:08 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 19, 2019 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Trump administration will launch an effort to decriminalize homosexuality in countries where it is still illegal, as part of a diplomatic push for LGBTQ rights — and an effort to isolate Iran, which persecutes homosexuals. NBC News reported Tuesday that the effort is to be led by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, a staunch Trump supporter who is among the highest-ranking openly gay officials ever to serve in the U.S. government. Grenell is currently among the front-runners to succeed Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador. U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump...
  • Trump nominates Kelly Knight Craft as UN ambassador

    02/22/2019 3:31:33 PM PST · by mac_truck · 49 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/22/2019 | Javier David
    President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he intended to nominate Kelly Knight-Craft, the current U.S. envoy to Canada and a former businesswoman, to the vacant post of United Nations ambassador. Posting on Twitter, the president said that Craft would do "an outstanding job representing our nation and I have no doubt that, under her leadership, our Country will be represented at the highest level." If confirmed, Craft, a GOP donor and a Kentucky native, will fill the post vacated by former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley. Craft became a front-runner for the position based on a recommendation by Senate...
  • Latest Libel: Israel Hid 300,000 Documents About Massacres Against Palestinians

    02/22/2019 9:53:00 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Israelly Cool ^ | 2/21/19 | Aussie Dave
    Jew hater “Jihad” Jenny Tonge has posted the following on Facebook: It links to this article on Middle East Monitor. Let’s first start with the image. It shows Jewish Holocaust victims, not palestinians. What makes the inclusion of this fake image here even more duplicitous is the fact it is not the image Facebook automatically includes when you post this story: In other words, it looks like Tonge deliberately replaced the automatically chosen image with this fake one. But now to the story itself. Israeli Jewish journalist Asaf Shalev, who lives in California, has said that Israel had been hiding...
  • John James leading candidate for UN envoy, source says

    02/20/2019 9:20:05 AM PST · by be-baw · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2019 | Gillian Turner
    Former U.S. Senate candidate John James is seen as one of President Trump's top candidates to become ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with discussions about the matter told Fox News on Tuesday. The source said James is the leading candidate and has expressed interest in the position to the White House. The belief among Trump's inner circle is that James is a rising political superstar, and the U.N. post could provide him with a pathway into elected office. White House officials also confirmed to Fox News that James is under consideration.
  • Four names emerge for UN position: report

    02/18/2019 7:08:04 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 18, 2019 | Miranda Green
    The White House has narrowed down its search for the next United Nations ambassador to four names, according to Bloomberg. Potential nominees include Dina Powell, a partner at Goldman Sachs; Kelly Craft and Richard Grenell, the current ambassadors to Canada and Germany, respectively; and John James, a former GOP Senate candidate from Michigan, sources told the news service. The new list of candidates come after State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her nomination for the post over the weekend. Nauert, who was reportedly favored by President Trump, was to replace former Ambassador Nikki Haley in the job. Her decision to...
  • Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration for UN ambassador nomination, State Department says

    02/16/2019 5:17:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the U.N. ambassador nomination, the department said Saturday. “I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for the trust... Developing story
  • The BDS Campaign: Anti-Jew Leftists Breaking Federal Anti-Boycott Law

    01/19/2019 10:38:49 AM PST · by Moseley · 22 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Anti-Semites are violating federal law by boycotting Israel and Israeli companies and institutions. Activists in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, one of the highest-profile global projects of the left, are subject to criminal and financial penalties, including jail time of five years and fines up to $50,000. A U.S. exporter can lose the right to export any products to any country. So why isn’t the U.S. Department of Justice enforcing the anti-boycott laws? President Donald Trump should order the Office of Antiboycott Compliance to come out of cryogenic stasis and get back to work, and order DOJ to...
  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/15/2019 8:51:17 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 22 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Adam Rasgon
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israel’s ‘occupation of the state of Palestine,’ condemns ‘terrorism in all its forms’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 “a great responsibility.” "I...
  • US, Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias [UNESCO]

    01/01/2019 10:47:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2019 | Thomas Adamson
    The United States and Israel officially quit the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal is mainly procedural yet serves a new blow to UNESCO, co-founded by the U.S. after World War II to foster peace. The Trump administration filed its notice to withdraw in October 2017 and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu followed suit. The Paris-based organization has been denounced by its critics as a crucible for anti-Israel bias: blasted for criticizing Israel’s occupation...