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  • Sexual-Harassment Cases Plague U.N.

    05/21/2009 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/21/09 | By STEVE STECKLOW
    The United Nations, which aspires to protect human rights around the world, is struggling to deal with an embarrassing string of sexual-harassment complaints within its own ranks. Many U.N. workers who have made or faced accusations of sexual harassment say the current system for handling complaints is arbitrary, unfair and mired in bureaucracy. One employee's complaint that she was sexually harassed for years by her supervisor in Gaza, for example, was investigated by one of her boss's colleagues, who cleared him.
  • China says rich nations must cut emissions by 40 pct

    05/21/2009 9:32:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,218+ views
    AFP on ^ | 5/21/09 | AFP
    China confirmed Thursday that it will demand rich nations cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020 in upcoming global climate change negotiations. In a position paper published for negotiations to be held in Copenhagen in December, China -- one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases that cause global warming -- did not commit to any legally binding reductions. "Developed countries shall undertake to reduce their GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in aggregate by at least 40 percent below their 1990 level by 2020," said the paper, posted on China's planning agency's website. "Developed countries...
  • World's Biggest Debtor Nations

    04/22/2009 10:20:02 AM PDT · by Snoopers-868th · 30 replies · 1,513+ views
    CNBC ^ | April 20, 2009 | By Paul Toscano
    snip... So, how does the US debt position compare to that of other countries? A useful measure of how a country's debt position is by comparing gross external debt to GDP, which offers a direct relation of a country's debt to the size of its economy. In this report, all countries are among the world's 50 largest economies, and are ranked by current external debt as a percentage of 2008 GDP. Who are the world's biggest debtor nations? The rankings may surprise you!
  • United Nations'Climate Change' Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy

    03/27/2009 3:37:27 PM PDT · by rgr · 61 replies · 3,239+ views ^ | Friday, March 27, 2009 | George Russell
    United Nations'Climate Change' Plan Would Likely Shift Trillions to Form New World Economy A United Nations document on "climate change" that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes — all under the supervision of the world body. Those and other results are blandly discussed in a discretely worded United Nations "information note" on potential consequences of...
  • Financial crisis sparks concern over climate change funds - United Nations (Give tax money away)

    02/21/2009 2:02:31 PM PST · by shielagolden · 6 replies · 1,117+ views ^ | 19 Feb 2009 | Nita Bhalla
    Financial crisis sparks concern over climate change funds - U.N. 19 Feb 2009 16:52:00 GMT Written by: Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - Funds pledged by rich countries to help developing nations adapt to the impacts of climate change are at risk from the global credit crunch and economic downturn, the United Nations has warned. Deirdre Boyd, country director for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in India, told AlertNet financing must be made available to help countries like India deal with hazards caused by global warming, such as rising seas and melting glaciers. But she warned the global financial...
  • LOST: Law of the Sea Treaty

    02/18/2009 5:19:25 PM PST · by shielagolden · 17 replies · 1,834+ views ^ | 02/18/09 | William F. Jasper
    The United States Senate may vote very soon on one of the most far-reaching and dangerous treaties our government has ever considered for ratification: the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (also known as the Law of the Sea Treaty, or LOST). The treaty, which has simmered on the back burners of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for decades, would give the United Nations control and jurisdiction over the world's oceans, nearly three-quarters of the surface of our planet. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface and...
  • Global Television for Our Future Global Leader

    02/09/2009 8:32:32 PM PST · by ForGod'sSake · 9 replies · 1,094+ views
    Right Side News ^ | February 9, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Surprise and even shock were among the reactions to my recent column about how elite members of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, were considering a proposal for a new global television network to usher in a state of "global governance." It sounded authoritarian, even totalitarian, to some. Here are more of the troubling details. The media proposal, which was included in "The Global Agenda 2009" report, is to create "a new global network" with "the capacity to connect the world, bridging cultures and peoples, and telling us who we are and what we mean to each...

    02/11/2009 9:07:57 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 15 replies · 527+ views
    Babelology is the delusional, godless ideology and philosophy (religious or political) that is outworked and practiced here in time by unregenerate (i.e., Fallen) man (see Romans 7:15-24; 8:5-8). This vain ideology seeks to exclude the reality of Almighty God - His Word, His Attributes, His Absolutes, His Natural Laws, His Righteousness, His Salvation, His Judgment and His Sovereignty as Creator - from one’s thoughts and actions. It is manifested in a life led by self-will, ruled and dominated by man's fallen nature marred by sin (Romans 5:12,19; 8:5-8; Gal. 5:16-17) and a deceived heart (Jer. 17:9). Unbelief (godlessness) is one...
  • United Nations forbids defaming religion, specifically Islam

    01/29/2009 10:06:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies · 889+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1-29-09 | Nat Hentoff
    On Inauguration Day, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, in a New York Times ad ("An Invitation to a New Partnership"), told "Dear President OBAMA" that Muslims "have compelling strategic and moral reasons to cooperate and peacefully co-exist with the United States in particular, and with the West in general." Many Muslims here and elsewhere want that partnership; but some, jihadists in the name of Islam, disagree violently. In its address to our new president, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (which has permanent status at the United Nations) made no mention of its own strategic skills that resulted, on...
  • First Trial Opens At International Criminal Court (United Nations)

    01/26/2009 9:08:09 AM PST · by shielagolden · 25 replies · 680+ views ^ | January 26, 2009 |
    First Trial Opens At International Criminal Court Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga at a 2007 hearing in The Hague January 26, 2009 (RFE/RL) -- The first-ever trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world's first permanent war-crimes tribunal, has opened in The Hague. Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga is in the dock on charges of recruiting children as young as 10 years old to become soldiers in his country's bloody internal conflicts. Lubanga denies that he used underage fighters in the military arm of his Union of Congolese Patriots, and he says he was waging a violent campaign only...
  • United Nations messin' with guns

    01/22/2009 4:46:10 PM PST · by shielagolden · 50 replies · 2,277+ views ^ | Jan 22 09 | John Barrasso
    U.N. messin' with guns Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) instructed United Nations Ambassador nominee, Susan Rice, to ensure she preserves the gun rights of United States citizens while serving as U.S. representative to the U.N. “As our nation’s top representative to the United Nations, the next United States U.N. Ambassador has an important responsibility to defend and protect our citizens’ second amendment rights from international gun control.” An “Arms Trade Treaty” that could threaten U.S. citizens’ right to keep and bear arms doesn’t recognize a county’s sovereignty has been introduced in the U.N. The treaty could impose restrictions on gun ownership...
  • Inaugural emotions take hold of nation

    01/20/2009 7:12:13 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 67 replies · 1,656+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | 1/20/09 | Jennifer Harper
    So how do you feel on Inauguration Day? The nation is awash with mixed feelings about this super-combo of politics, culture, out-of-control media. Link tells you why...
  • Bush Signs Off on New U.S. Arctic Policy (Law of the Sea)

    01/13/2009 1:31:00 PM PST · by shielagolden · 42 replies · 2,076+ views ^ | January 12, 2009 | Thomas Omestad
    Bush Signs Off on New U.S. Arctic Policy The White House on Monday released a long-awaited document broadly laying out U.S. policy toward the Arctic, a region whose potential for oil, gas, and mineral exploitation is for the first time being unlocked by a historic ice melt driven by climate change. The presidential directive was issued with just over a week to go in the Bush administration, but the policy review behind it lasted about two years. The last such review was completed in 1994. "The United States is an Arctic nation, with varied and compelling interests in the region,"...
  • Kyoto Redux: Clinton Vows to Use Cabinet Position to Push for Climate Treaty

    01/13/2009 1:18:47 PM PST · by shielagolden · 37 replies · 930+ views ^ | 1/13/2009 | Jeff Poor
    Kyoto Redux: Clinton Vows to Use Cabinet Position to Push for Climate Treaty Secretary of State nominee and Senate Foreign Relations Chair both call global warming a 'security threat.' \ Change we can all believe in? How about the same song and dance, but just a different day? In opening remarks at her confirmation hearing on Jan. 13, President-elect Barack Obama’s Secretary of State designate Hillary Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations committee she would use the office to shape foreign policy that would fight climate change “You Mr. Chairman [Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.] were among the very first in...
  • HOME-SCHOOLING: U.N. treaty might weaken families

    01/10/2009 6:11:07 PM PST · by shielagolden · 35 replies · 1,716+ views ^ | Sunday, January 11, 2009 | Michael Smith
    HOME-SCHOOLING: U.N. treaty might weaken families Michael Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association (Courtesy of One of the issues American families could face this year is the ramifications from a treaty called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). You may ask, "How could a treaty directly affect internal decision-making by American families?" We generally think of treaties as agreements affecting international relations between countries. The U.N., however, has initiated treaties that not only affect international relations, but also the domestic relations of member nations as well. These treaties, sometimes called "conventions,"...
  • BP names Russia troubleshooter as U.S. boss

    01/07/2009 3:24:23 PM PST · by shielagolden · 6 replies · 321+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 6, 2009 | Tom Bergin
    BP names Russia troubleshooter as U.S. boss British oil major BP Plc (BP.L) appointed the man who led negotiations with its oligarch partners in Russian joint venture TNK-BP (TNBPI.RTS) as head of its U.S. unit. BP said on Tuesday Lamar McKay, formerly leader of the company's Special Projects Team, had been appointed chairman and president of BP America. He succeeds Bob Malone, who was appointed to the expanded role in 2006 to repair BP's reputation in the United States which had been battered by an oil spill in Alaska and a refinery explosion in 2005 killing 15 workers. Malone is...
  • Bush nominates Hawaii marine monument for UN honor (concerns about sovereignty)

    01/07/2009 11:08:42 AM PST · by shielagolden · 39 replies · 828+ views ^ | 01/07/09 | Associated Press
    <p>President Bush announced today that he has nominated the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Centre for consideration to the World Heritage List.</p> <p>The monument includes the islands and waters of the northwestern Hawaiian archipelago and is the nation’s largest protected area. The Mount Vernon, Va., home of George Washington was also nominated to the list. These are the United States’ first nominations to be forwarded for consideration on the World Heritage List since 1994, according to Gov. Linda Lingle.</p>
  • United Nations' Power Will Grow Under President Obama(Global Poverty Act S.2433)

    01/01/2009 10:44:22 AM PST · by shielagolden · 56 replies · 1,749+ views ^ | Dec 31, 2008 | Vincent Gioia
    United Nations' Power Will Grow Under President Obama Our incoming president has many plans that will drastically affect our country but few are more insidious and far reaching than his legislation to address "global poverty." Obama said "Eliminating global poverty remains one of the greatest challenges we face, with billions of people around the world forced to live on just dollars a day. We can – and must – make it a priority of our foreign policy ..." While in the senate our president-elect Barack Hussein Obama (it's ok to use his middle name now) joined with RINO U.S. Senator...
  • U.S. pledges Palestinian aid ($85 million to the United Nations)

    12/31/2008 12:12:28 PM PST · by shielagolden · 72 replies · 1,635+ views ^ | December 30, 2008 | State Department
    U.S. pledges Palestinian aid WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The United States will contribute $85 million to the United Nations agency providing aid to Palestinian refugees. The State Department announced Tuesday that $25 million of the funds would go to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East's Emergency Appeal for the West Bank and Gaza. Those funds will be used for "urgently needed food, medicines, and other critical humanitarian assistance," according to a statement. The other $60 million will be given to UNRWA's General Fund, which "will support the provision of basic and vocational education, primary...
  • Global governance here we come!

    12/13/2008 10:28:09 AM PST · by thetru · 21 replies · 737+ views ^ | December 13, 2008 | henry lanb
    Global governance here we come! For more than 20 years, the politically correct liberal elitists have ridiculed the "black helicopter crowd" whenever the words "world government" were uttered. Global governance, however, is a perfectly acceptable term the U.N. says is somehow different from world government. According to the U.N., "Governance is not government – it is the framework of rules, institutions and practices that set limits on the behavior of individuals, organizations and companies" (UNDP Human Development Report, 1999, page 34). Any institution that has the power to issue rules and that limits the behavior of individuals, organizations and companies...