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Global crisis threatens to undo all U.N.'s work: Ban
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/08 | Patrick Worsnip

Posted on 10/25/2008 9:01:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned his top lieutenants on Friday that the global financial crisis jeopardized everything the United Nations has done to help the world's poor and hungry.

"It threatens to undermine all our achievements and all our progress," Ban told a meeting of U.N. agency chiefs devoted to the crisis. "Our progress in eradicating poverty and disease. Our efforts to fight climate change and promote development. To ensure that people have enough to eat."

At a meeting also attended by the heads of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Ban said the credit crunch that has stunned markets worldwide compounded the food crisis, the energy crisis and Africa's development crisis.

"It could be the final blow that many of the poorest of the world's poor simply cannot survive," he added, in one of his bleakest assessments of the impact of the financial turmoil.

In a statement after the meeting, Ban picked up a theme he has stressed since the crisis erupted last month, that it should not be allowed to hit hardest "those least responsible" -- the poor in developing countries.

The U.N. chief told reporters he would put that case to a financial summit in Washington on November 15 by U.S. called by President George W. Bush.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crisis; global; gwun; threatens; unitednations

1 posted on 10/25/2008 9:01:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

This is a bad thing how?


2 posted on 10/25/2008 9:02:47 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: NormsRevenge

exactly how has the UN helped the world poor? Is the poor any better off than they were 25 years ago with the UN’s help? I know two things the UN has helped increase: RAPE (by UN workers) and Corruption.


3 posted on 10/25/2008 9:07:09 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (How does one win over terrorists? KILL them with UNKINDNESS)
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To: NormsRevenge

“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned his top lieutenants on Friday that the global financial crisis jeopardized everything the United Nations has done to help the world’s poor and hungry.”

Let him name one country where the U.N. programs have been the catalyst for reducing the poverty rate or decreasing the number of “hungry”.

He can’t; because like all the international bureaucracies that CLAIM to be alleviating “poverty” and “hunger”, the only thing their reports can site and the only thing they do site is what they spent - not what changed long term in the country.


4 posted on 10/25/2008 9:07:55 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: NormsRevenge
the global financial crisis jeopardized everything the United Nations has done to help the world's poor and hungry.

So, paradoxically, for UN-type socialism to work, capitalism has to work. After all, there has to be SOME wealth SOMEWHERE to redistribute.

5 posted on 10/25/2008 9:08:27 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think this means that its cutting into the loot that UN extract from the “aid” that it allegedly dispenses.


6 posted on 10/25/2008 9:09:02 AM PDT by Little Ray (Joe the Plumber. He's our only hope... God help him.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is really going to hurt all those 3rd world dictators who steal those UN supplies as soon as they’re off the boat and then re-sell them with the profits going to their own swiss bank accounts.


7 posted on 10/25/2008 9:09:42 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: IronJack

The whole idea behind capitalism is you are entitled to what you create. You can keep it, trade it, give it away, but what you create you own. That drives the leftists crazy because in their universe, everything should be shared.


8 posted on 10/25/2008 9:12:18 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: xcamel

We need to stop funding the UN and turn the light switch off.


9 posted on 10/25/2008 9:22:09 AM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: IronJack

“So, paradoxically, for UN-type socialism to work, capitalism has to work. After all, there has to be SOME wealth SOMEWHERE to redistribute.”

You hit the nail on the head. If you listen closely enough to socialists, they’ll often admit how important the capitalist structure is. If he was completely honest, he’d come out and say that the U.N. can do nothing without free trade. For the time being, I’ll accept the between-the-lines message.


10 posted on 10/25/2008 9:27:24 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: NormsRevenge
Global crisis threatens to undo all U.N.'s work

EXCELLENT!!!

11 posted on 10/25/2008 9:28:41 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Last week Kofi Annen and Raila Odinga together in Kenya on October 18th ,2008. This is one of the thousands of reasons for the US to run away fas from the UN


Kibaki, Raila and Annan honoured with degrees
The University of Nairobi Chancellor, DrJoe Wanjui,confers a Doctor of Laws degree on (clockwise) Kofi Annan, Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga

12 posted on 10/25/2008 9:28:45 AM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, it’s true that the poor will now suffer because of the systems of dependency that have been built up.

In the US, the programs put into place by FDR and LBJ suck up huge amounts of tax dollars, swallow about 90% of it to pay the bureaucracy and the politicians and their friends, and maybe use 10% to help the poor. If incomes drop and taxes drop, then the poor and the taxpayers will suffer first, because the last thing they will do is fire the bureaucrats who are sucking up all that money. And bureaucrats are not evil, they are just part of the system that FDR and LBJ built up and lesser politicians kept adding to.

Same with the UN. They do help feed the poor as well as rape them. But they rely on money from their members, chiefly the U.S., and that comes from the taxpayers. Again, maybe 50-60% of the money goes to UN bureaucrats, and most of the rest goes to third world dictators and their friends, but at least some of it trickles down to the poor.

Now those poor, who have been rendered depended on UN largesse, will be the first to suffer. How can the Eurocrats or the Democrats send billions to Africa, when they are facing incredible problems in their own countries?

It’s going to be a horrible mess, and a lot of innocent people will suffer. It will be bad if McCain is elected—not much he can do, really—but much, much worse under Obama, who will try to outdo FDR and LBJ and make things far worse than anything we’ve ever seen. Not just a national disaster, but a world disaster. And the deluded Euros are cheering him on.


13 posted on 10/25/2008 9:29:36 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NormsRevenge

The U.N., the planet’s collective con artist.

Gifting trillions in it’s own name since the 1940s, that governments have stolen from their citizens around the world.

And guess whose government stole the most from it’s citizens, who got next to no credit at all for the largess.


14 posted on 10/25/2008 9:34:17 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: NormsRevenge

“It threatens to undermine all our achievements and all our progress,”

HAHAHAHAHAHA... and those would be?


15 posted on 10/25/2008 9:42:39 AM PDT by yazoo
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To: Cicero
the last thing they will do is fire the bureaucrats who are sucking up all that money.

Exactly. Because they have successfully equated the bureaucracy with the solution: reducing the plunderers directly reduces the efficacy of the program. Or so the bureaucrats would have us believe.

The other fallacy is that money alone equates to "better." In the mind of the liberal, that's always true. However, anyone who WORKS for his money knows that in a lot of cases, things that cost more don't WORK any better, they're just more expensive. Witness our public schools for an example of THAT reality!

16 posted on 10/25/2008 9:44:01 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t worry, General Ban. World President Obama will enact a multi-trillion dollar U.N. bailout plan right after he issues economic stimulus checks to the citizens of Africa.


17 posted on 10/25/2008 9:52:37 AM PDT by lonevoice (Ich bin ein plumber)
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To: NormsRevenge

And that would be a bad thing? I forgot the UN even existed the past several months.


18 posted on 10/25/2008 10:22:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

> exactly how has the UN helped the world poor? Is the poor any better off than they were 25 years ago with the UN’s help? I know two things the UN has helped increase: RAPE (by UN workers) and Corruption.

What else can I say? That was a homerun.


19 posted on 10/25/2008 10:23:33 AM PDT by max americana
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To: NormsRevenge; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; ...
Silver lining.

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

20 posted on 10/25/2008 11:21:00 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: NormsRevenge
the global financial crisis jeopardized everything the United Nations has done to help the world's poor and hungry.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

21 posted on 10/25/2008 12:50:18 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge

Damb, who is going to fatten the wallets of despots and dictators keeping their populations in poverty.

This is horrible.


22 posted on 10/25/2008 12:50:34 PM PDT by ottersnot (Keep the Change Obama. "What luck for rulers that men do not think" - Adolf Hitler)
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