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  • South Sudan government rejects foreign troops, backs protest

    07/20/2016 10:08:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 20 at 12:55 PM | Jason Patinkin | AP
    The African Union this week called for a “regional protection force” to bolster a 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping mission in the East African country and separate warring parties. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has supported reinforcing the mission. The spokesman for South Sudan’s former rebel leader Riek Machar, now first vice president, says Machar has also called for a “third force” to secure the capital, Juba, after President Salva Kiir’s forces bombed his house during the fighting that raised fears of a return to civil war. The spokesman, James Gatdet Dak, said Machar fled Juba and will not return, despite Kiir’s invitation,...
  • Ban Ki-moon Admits UN is Obsessed with Israel

    12/18/2016 6:02:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    The United Nations (UN) is biased against Israel and obsessed, Ban Ki-moon acknowledged. “We must never accept bias against Israel within UN bodies,” he said in a statement delivered Friday to the UN Security Council, summarizing his 10 years in office. Ban admitted that the UN has a “disproportionate volume of resolutions, reports and conferences criticizing Israel” and that “in many cases, rather than helping the Palestinian cause, this reality has hampered the ability of the UN to fulfill its role effectively.” “The Secretary General admitted the clear truth, the UN’s hypocrisy towards Israel has broken records over the past...
  • Ban Ki-moon: 'Trump should work for humanity'

    11/18/2016 6:28:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/18/2016 | Jacopo Prisco and Isa Soares
    Speaking to CNN at COP22, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Trump to "really work for humanity." "I hope the President-elect Trump will really see the reality, will consult with his senior advisers and world leaders and take wise and correct decisions for their future involvement in world affairs," he said. "I count on the US continued engagement and leadership to make this world better for all," he added.
  • Climate change action 'unstoppable' despite Trump: U.N.'s Ban [Ki-moon]

    11/15/2016 6:51:59 AM PST · by SES1066 · 30 replies
    Reuters / Yahoo News ^ | 11/15/16 | Alister Doyle and Nina Chestney
    MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday action on climate change has become "unstoppable" and predicted that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would drop plans to quit a global accord aimed at weaning the world off fossil fuels.... "I am sure he will make a ... wise decision," Ban said, saying that climate change was having severe impacts from the Arctic to Antarctica. He noted this year is on track to be the warmest year since records began in the 19th century.
  • UN chief confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership

    11/11/2016 10:17:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | November 11, 2016 | Carole Landry, Andre Viollaz
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced confidence on Friday that Donald Trump will shed the strident rhetoric that propelled him to the White House and engage with the world to confront global crises like climate change. Ban told AFP in an interview that he hopes to meet with the US president-elect in the coming weeks to explain how the United Nations expects the United States to “continue to work for humanity.” Trump won the US presidency on a platform that calls for closer ties with Russia, pulling out of the Paris climate deal, shaking up security alliances and questioning US funding...
  • UN chief rejects UNESCO resolution on Temple Mount

    10/16/2016 10:08:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 10.16.16, 15:28
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon distanced himself on Sunday from a recent UNESCO resolution which failed to acknowledge the ties between the Jewish people and the Temple Mount. Israel suspended its cooperation with the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), claiming the draft resolution it adopted on Thursday denies the deep, historic Jewish connection to the holy sites in Jerusalem. The resolution refers to the holiest site in Judaism—the Temple Mount—only by its Muslim name, Al-Haram Al Sharif. “The Secretary-General reaffirms the importance of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls for the three monotheistic religions and stresses...
  • A WORLD IN DENIAL

    09/21/2016 4:24:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/16 | Barry Shaw
    The international community headed by President Obama and Ban Ki Moon may be in denial, but Israelis, having to deal real politics and gruesome facts on the ground, are not I am gravely concerned that the Obama-Clinton team is involved in an ongoing subversion policy not only on a national scale but on a global one. Certainly, as far as Israel is concerned there is a grand deception going on. In his UN General Assembly speech, President Obama spoke about “deep fault lines in the existing international order.” He’s right. He’s responsible for a lot of the mess.
  • Ban Ki-moon's Disappointing Valedictory Speech

    09/21/2016 8:52:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/16 | Joseph Klein
    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon could have used his valedictory speech to the General Assembly for some self-reflection on what he could have done better during his two terms. Ban Ki-moon delivered his final address as United Nations Secretary General to world leaders gathered for the UN’s annual high level General Assembly debate. He highlighted as successes during his two terms in office the UN member states’ adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda and the successful negotiation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Secretary General then catalogued the many unresolved conflicts and “grave security threats” from Syria...
  • Trudeau, Gates raise billions for AIDS, TB and malaria fight

    09/17/2016 5:23:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2016 4:02 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that a record $12.9 billion has been raised for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years. Trudeau made the announcement on the second and final day of an international donors’ meeting as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, U2 frontman Bono, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and others gathered in Montréal to determine how to replenish the major global health fund that combats AIDS and two of the world’s other leading killers in low-income countries. …
  • Ban Ki-moon declares climate change debate ‘over,’ calls Paris deal his greatest achievement

    09/16/2016 8:15:21 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 15, 2016 | By Guy Taylor
    NEW YORK — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that his greatest achievement at the helm of the world’s biggest international organization was last year’s climate change accord in Paris, and he expressed open frustration that Republicans in the U.S. continue to obstruct President Obama and to politicize the subject. “The debate on science and the debate on politics as far as climate change is concerned is over,” Mr. Ban told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview. “Still, the Republican Party, they are not convinced. “There should be no political consideration on this,” he said. “There should be no...
  • UN chief: Fight extremism with education, social media

    07/02/2016 7:05:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2016 7:30 PM EDT | Dave Bryan
    The nature of terrorism, including the increased radicalization of individuals through social media, has changed over the last decade and violent extremism can only be eradicated by including preventive measures, the United Nations chief said in a report to the 193-member General Assembly. Ban Ki-moon’s study calls on member states to employ conflict resolution, empower youth, develop educational opportunities and embrace human rights in the battle against terrorism. The report is part of the General Assembly’s two-year review that ends Friday of the U.N.’s 10-year-old global counter-terrorism strategy. “We need to pay more attention to why individuals are attracted to...
  • There’s blood in the water

    06/28/2016 7:49:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/16 | Barry Shaw
    A Palestinian anti-Semitic blood libel about Israel and water A double crime was committed when Mahmoud Abbas, the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, an interim self-governing body that undemocratically controls the Arabs in sections of Judea & Samaria, spoke before the European Parliament on June 23. In his speech he spouted a Jew-hating blood libel as medieval in its words as those that led to the massacre and isolation of European Jews centuries ago. Having begun his speech by condemning incitement to violence, he inexplicably said;
  • Netanyahu urges UN chief: Help free captive Israelis

    06/28/2016 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/16
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to work towards freeing Israeli citizens held by the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza. .....
  • UN chief: world must resettle 480,000 Syrian refugees

    04/02/2016 1:53:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 81 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30 March 2016 | Peter Foster
    The UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to resettle some 480,000 Syrian refugees yesterday, while calling on world leaders to counter “fear-mongering” over the potential security threat posed by Middle East refugees. “I ask that countries act with solidarity, in the name of our shared humanity, by pledging new and additional pathways for the admission of Syrian refugees,” Mr Ban told an emergency summit in Geneva organised by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) His calls came as Europe prepares to implement a controversial deal to begin deporting irregular migrants - including Syrians - back to Turkey as...
  • UN: Canada to resume funding agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA)

    03/16/2016 3:27:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2016 4:42 PM EDT
    … A statement Wednesday says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pleased that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government decided to restart the funding for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency. Canada discontinued the funding in 2010 during the administration of Conservative leader Stephen Harper amid criticism that the agency funded schools that had become hotbeds of anti-Israeli extremism. …
  • US attacks Israel for 'land expropriation' (State Dept.)

    03/16/2016 10:23:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    INN ^ | 3/16/2016, 8:16 AM | Nitsan Keidar
    Following on the heels of condemnation by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon late Tuesday against Israel’s designation of territory in Judea and Samaria as state land, the US State Department lost no time in following suit and criticizing the Jewish state. It was reported by Army Radio on Tuesday that Israel declared 234 hectares of territory to be state land in an area near Jericho and the Dead Sea, in a process of declaring unclaimed land as property of the state. US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby slammed the designation by saying it has a negative impact on a two state...
  • Opposition head grills Canadian PM on Hamas funding

    02/17/2016 1:50:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 2/17/2016, 3:02 PM | Ari Yashar
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was put on the spot Tuesday by Interim Opposition head Rona Ambrose over reports that he plans to give UNRWA $15 million, despite its well-documented ties to the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza. [...] Ambrose, an MP of the Conservative Party, noted how UNRWA was documented storing Hamas rockets and weapons "designed to kill Israeli citizens" - as even the UNRWA chief admitted last June - and likewise has actively taken part in inciting anti-Semitic violence. In his complete dodge of the serious question, Trudeau noted that he welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to Ottawa...
  • Palestinians quote UN's Ban to justify terror

    02/08/2016 6:17:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 2/8/2016, 8:42 AM | Shimon Cohen
    Rafat Alian, the Jerusalem spokesperson of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, cited UN Director-General Ban Ki-Moon in justifying the attack on the Old City's Damascus Gate in which Hadar Cohen was murdered. [...] Alian said the "occupation" of the "Palestinian nation" demands a "natural response" - in a direct quote from Ban, who two weeks ago caused outrage by sympathizing with Palestinian terror and saying, "it is human nature to react to occupation." Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon wrote an official letter to Ban, demanding that he take back his statements that grant legitimacy to...
  • UN's Ban gets booed at New York synagogue

    02/07/2016 2:52:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/16
    UN Director-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke at Park East Synagogue in New York on Saturday, in a speech for International Holocaust Remembrance Day - but he was met with boos in light of his recent virulently anti-Israeli statements. Two weeks ago on Tuesday Ban expressed sympathy for murderous Palestinian terrorism in Israel, saying, "it is human nature to react to occupation." The comment was met with outrage in Israel. In his speech at the synagogue Ban steered completely clear of Israel, instead only speaking about the universal messages from the Holocaust regarding the need to combat racism and violence. But the...
  • In NYT op-ed, Ban insists he 'didn't justify' Palestinian terror

    02/01/2016 11:22:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 2/1/2016, 5:33 PM | Cynthia Blank
    In an effort to ameliorate Israeli anger over recent comments in which he appeared to express sympathy for Palestinian terror attacks, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon published an op-ed in The New York Times on Sunday, pleading, “Don’t shoot the messenger, Israel." "In Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories," Ban writes, "2016 has begun much as 2015 ended - with unacceptable levels of violence and a polarized public discourse." According to Ban, that polarization was evident in the United Nations last week when he pointed out the so-called "simple truth" that "history proves that people will always resist occupation." ...