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  • UN said to be poised to ax whistleblower for exposing Chinese/UN wrongdoing

    08/27/2021 12:05:11 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | 26 August 2021 | Ben Evansky
    A group representing over 30 whistleblower and anti-corruption groups around the world is urging the United Nations secretary-general to protect Emma Reilly, a U.N. human rights lawyer who risked her career by reporting undue Chinese influence at the U.N. Reilly fears she will be fired for her efforts. She alerted her bosses at the U.N. Human Rights office that – at the request of China – her office handed over names of dissidents who were coming to the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Switzerland, including some U.S. citizens. Reilly said this resulted in pressure from Beijing on the dissidents...
  • Amid Tsunami of Scandals, UN Ignores Massive Corruption

    07/27/2016 3:48:08 AM PDT · by HomerBohn
    The New American ^ | 7/25/2016 | Alex Newman
    As the United Nations continues to drown in mega-scandals ranging from the systematic rape of children by UN “peace” troops to the vicious persecution of the whistleblowers who expose UN crimes, the global outfit's own inspectors have revealed that the prevailing approach to fraud within much of the UN is to basically ignore it. Indeed, many UN entities “continue to remain in a state of near denial with regard to fraud,” the investigators reported. The findings of the UN Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) highlighting widespread fraud, corruption, and impunity across the UN system, among other problems, represent another devastating blow...
  • Yearly Climate Change Spending 10x More Than UN Estimate for Ending World Hunger

    02/13/2014 11:00:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/13/2014 | Taylor Smith
    The United Nations estimates it would cost $30 billion a year [1] to end world hunger. That sounds like a lot, but the world spent more than ten times that amount in 2012 on global warming mitigation, according to a recent Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) study [2]. And the U.N. says the world needs to spend even more on global warming mitigation. Much more.According to the Reuters analysis [3] of the Summary for Policymakers of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, due to be released this April, the UN is calling on the world to...
  • UN rights council delves into US voter I.D. laws

    03/14/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/19/2011 | Eric Shawn
    The controversy over requiring voters to provide photo IDs has reached the world stage. The United Nations Human Rights Council is investigating the issue of American election laws at its gathering on minority rights in Geneva, Switzerland.. This, despite the fact that some members of the council have only in the past several years allowed women to vote, and one member, Saudi Arabia, still bars women from the voting booth completely. Officials from the NAACP are presenting their case against U.S. voter ID laws, arguing to the international diplomats that the requirements disenfranchise voters and suppress the minority vote. Eight...
  • U.S. called ‘immoral’ at United Nations climate conference

    12/09/2011 10:40:17 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 52 replies
    Texas Independent ^ | Wednesday, December 07, 2011 at 9:57 am | John Tomasic
    As the United Nations climate talks in Durban progress, they are becoming increasingly combative, offering a soft preview of the kind of political atmosphere destined to prevail in a world where agriculture in vulnerable regions of the planet begins to succumb to catastrophic drought and flooding. The United States and Canada have drawn intense criticism here during the first two days of the conference. Participants lamented Canada’s new status as a “laggard country” when that nation’s conservative government announced its plan to quit the Kyoto Protocol, which it called a thing of the past. And, to almost no one’s surprise,...
  • Cable: UN peacekeepers traded food for sex

    09/01/2011 8:06:23 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 30 replies
    msnbc ^ | 9/1/2011 | LAURA BURKE/ap
    <p>United Nations peacekeepers in Ivory Coast enticed underage girls in a poor part of the West African nation to exchange sex for food, according to a United States Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks.</p> <p>The cable written in January 2010 focuses on the behavior of Beninese peacekeepers stationed in the western town of Toulepleu, an area that has been at the crosshairs of the nation's 10-year-long conflict.</p>
  • US House puts oceans, coasts under UN: Senate vote will seal the deal

    09/23/2010 8:24:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 141 replies ^ | 9-22-2010 | Carmen Reynolds, Paul McKain and Karen Schoen
    Piece by piece, America being given away “It’s too late; it’ll just have to be stopped in the Senate,” Tom, the young male answering the phone in U.S. Rep. John Boehner’s (R-Ohio)Washington D.C. office, said about HR 3534 (CLEAR Act). This is the globalist bill designed to give away our land, oceans, adjacent land masses and Great Lakes to an international body, and makes us pay $900 million per year until 2040. HR 3534 is a thinly disguised permanent roadblock to American energy which drives American companies out of the Gulf, delays future drilling, increases dependency on foreign oil, implements...
  • UN calls for new reserve currency

    10/06/2009 10:32:16 AM PDT · by djf · 42 replies · 1,307+ views
    ISTANBUL — The United Nations called on Tuesday for a new global reserve currency to end dollar supremacy which has allowed the United States the "privilege" of building a huge trade deficit. "Important progress in managing imbalances can be made by reducing the reserve currency country?s 'privilege' to run external deficits in order to provide international liquidity," UN undersecretary-general for economic and social affairs, Sha Zukang, said.
  • “UN Officials Stole €400 Million in Kosovo”

    12/18/2008 5:00:50 PM PST · by Bokababe · 20 replies · 871+ views
    Albanian Economy News ^ | December 18, 2008 | Staff
    Tirana, Dec. 18, 2008 (AENews) –Two independent groups from the European Union and the UN have discovered that international officials in Kosovo mismanaged more than 400 million euro, reported the German daily “Die Welt” on Wednesday. According to the alleged reports, EU funds that had been destined for Kosovo’s energy sector, were misappropriated by UN officials in Kosovo, in conduit with local politicians. The investigation conducted by the EU Anti Fraud Office, UN investigators and the Italian Financial Police has found more than 50 cases of financial embezzlement. In twelve of these cases there is proof of criminal liability. According...
  • U.N.: Up to 25% of Myanmar cyclone aid lost

    07/25/2008 10:27:51 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies · 672+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/25/2008 | MSNBC
    BANGKOK, Thailand - As much as 25 percent of cyclone relief aid in Myanmar is being lost because of the military government's foreign exchange system, a United Nations official said Friday. Dan Baker, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Myanmar, said he is concerned that the losses could upset donors who have already shown a reluctance to fund the relief effort following the May 2-3 cyclone that killed 84,537 people, according to the government. "This is a big issue. This is a big concern," Baker said. "The donors aren't going to give us money if they know they will (lose) a...
  • Iraq to sue oil-for-food suspects

    06/29/2008 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 521+ views
    Iraq to sue oil-for-food suspects The Iraqi government has said it will file lawsuits in US courts against firms and people suspected of illegally profiting from a UN programme. The UN oil-for-food programme allowed Saddam Hussein's government to sell oil in order to buy humanitarian supplies during UN sanctions from 1996-2003. An inquiry found that 2,200 firms paid $1.8bn in bribes to Iraqi officials. Meanwhile, a US army report has said there was little planning for events after Saddam Hussein was overthrown. Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement that the legal action was to recover damages and...
  • Iraq to sue U.N. over oil-for-food

    06/28/2008 12:14:43 PM PDT · by BGHater · 34 replies · 343+ views
    UPI ^ | 27 June 2008 | UPI
    Iraq plans to file suit in a U.S. court against the United Nations for alleged corruption in the oil-for-food program, Iraqi legal sources said Friday. The United Nations established the program in 1995 to allow Iraq to sell oil to global markets in exchange for food and humanitarian supplies without generating revenue to rebuild the Iraqi military in the wake of the Persian Gulf War. The program ended shortly after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, when the Coalition Provisional Authority assumed responsibility for humanitarian functions. An investigation by the congressional investigative body the Government Accountability Office found loopholes in the...
  • Critics Demand Resignation of U.N. Investigator Who Supports Sept. 11 Conspiracy Theories

    06/19/2008 10:42:49 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 152+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2008 | Joseph Abrams
    Critics are calling for the resignation of a U.N. investigator who supports Sept. 11 conspiracy theories and thinks the U.S. government may have planned the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Richard Falk, the special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, investigates alleged Israeli violations of human rights law for the U.N.’s Human Rights Council. But the former Princeton professor would also like to investigate whether “some sort of controlled explosion from within” destroyed the Twin Towers, he told “I do think there are questions that haven’t been answered, questions about the way...
  • Call to lift UN immunity

    06/18/2008 1:50:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 1,259+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | June 18 2008
    A group comprising survivors and relatives of the victims of the massacre in Srebrenica have called on a court in The Hague to lift the United Nations' immunity. The six thousand Bosnians want to bring charges against the UN and the Netherlands for their role in the fall of the Muslim enclave. But that can only happen if the judge in The Hague makes legal proceedings against the UN possible. The judge will consider the request and deliver a ruling in mid-July. The Muslim enclave in Srebrenica fell on 11 July 1995 into the hands of Bosnian Serb troops who...
  • UN Shenanigans Some More

    06/11/2008 7:55:55 PM PDT · by Probus · 4 replies · 91+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 11,2998 | George Russell
    Report Shows U.N. Development Program Violated U.N. Law, Routinely Passed on Millions to North Korean Regime Wednesday, June 11, 2008 By George Russell E-Mail Print Share: NEWS ANALYSIS — After more than two years of accusations and probes into the operations of the United Nations Development Program in North Korea, a weighty report finally reveals how routinely, and systematically, the agency disregarded U.N. regulations on how it conducted itself in Kim Jong-Il’s brutal dictatorship, passing on millions of dollars to the regime in the process. The 353-page report, by a three-member “External Independent Investigative Review Panel” appointed by UNDP to...
  • At 60, UN peacekeeping overstretched, tarnished by scandal

    05/29/2008 7:21:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 94+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/08 | Gerard Aziakou
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The United Nations on Thursday feted 60 years of peacekeeping around the world, with its overstretched "blue helmets" in high demand but somewhat tarnished by sex abuse and corruption scandals. "Today, we have more than 110,000 men and deployed in conflict zones around the world," UN chief Ban Ki-moon said in a message to mark International Day of Peacekeepers. "They come from nearly 120 countries, an all-time high, reflecting confidence in United Nations peacekeeping," he said. And Jean-Marie Guehenno, the Frenchman who has led the UN peacekeeping department (DPKO) for the past eight years, also paid...
  • Six-year-olds sexually abused by UN peacekeepers

    05/26/2008 7:10:33 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies · 102+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Last Updated: 1:33AM BST 27/05/2008 | By Mike Pflanz in Man, Ivory Coast
    Sexual abuse of children as young as six by aid workers and United Nations peacekeepers has continued unchecked despite repeated promises to stamp it out, according to a 12-month investigation. More than half of the children interviewed in three countries, Ivory Coast, South Sudan and Haiti, knew of cases of forced sex with aid staff or peacekeepers. The assaults were often in return for the very food or protection supposed to be provided to the vulnerable in a crisis. Similar allegations have dogged UN missions since the organisation sent peacekeepers to Cambodia in the 1990s. However, today's report, from Save...
  • Billions wasted on UN climate programme

    05/26/2008 8:45:34 AM PDT · by tlb · 19 replies · 108+ views
    Guardian ^ | May 26 2008 | John Vidal
    Billions of pounds are being wasted in paying industries in developing countries to reduce climate change emissions, according to two analyses of the UN's carbon offsetting programme. Leading academics and watchdog groups allege that the UN's main offset fund is being routinely abused by chemical, wind, gas and hydro companies who are claiming emission reduction credits for projects that should not qualify. The result is that no genuine pollution cuts are being made, undermining assurances by the UK government and others that carbon markets are dramatically reducing greenhouse gases, the researchers say. The criticism centres on the UN's clean development...
  • While the UN's Doudou Diene is Inspecting us, May We See His Expense Accounts?

    05/21/2008 8:57:47 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 28 replies · 158+ views
    The Rosett Report ^ | May 21, '08
    In the world of U.N. flim-flam, some might call it a junket, some might call it a farce, some might call it a political hit job in an election year - and they'd all have a good case. Here comes Doudou Dienne of Senagal, dispatched to America as a special investigator by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (yes, the outfit where the delegates of China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia et al. meet regularly to define human rights right down into the sewer, slam Israel, and then repair to the Mercedes and BMW's waiting to ferry them off to dinner.) Diene is...
  • Ex-UN official sentenced to 8 years

    04/01/2008 8:57:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 88+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/1/08 | AP
    NEW YORK - A former United Nations procurement official convicted of accepting bribes was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and a month in prison. Sanjaya Bahel, 57, was sentenced after a jury found he had helped a friend win $100 million in U.N. contracts in exchange for a huge discount on two luxury Manhattan apartments and cash. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas P. Griesa also ordered Bahel to forfeit $103,500 and his interest in the apartments, near the United Nations headquarters. Bahel was chief of the U.N.'s Commodity Procurement Section from 1999 to 2003. Before he was sentenced, Bahel apologized....