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  • UN Refugee Chief Denies Migrant Crisis in Europe, Declares Mass Migration a ‘Source of Progress...

    09/23/2018 9:47:43 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2018 | Virginia Hale
    Debate in Europe framing illegal immigration from the third world as a problem is “dangerous”, the United Nations (UN) refugee chief has warned, insisting that the mass movement of peoples has been “a source of progress and prosperity since people first began to migrate”. “Distorted” political debate on the subject has led to Europe becoming “obsessed” with a migrant crisis that “does not exist”, Filippo Grandi said, urging EU politicians to stop squabbling “over a few boats” [of illegal immigrants]. In an interview published in the German press Thursday, he dismissed plans backed by Austria and Italy among other member...
  • World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

    09/22/2018 5:38:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer of hope over the nuclear standoff in North Korea. This year, 133 world leaders have signed up to attend the General Assembly session, a significant increase from last year’s 114. Secretary-General António Guterres called the expected large turnout “eloquent proof of the confidence of the international community in the United...
  • *Live Thread*. UN Security Council 26 September 2018! [IRAN]

    09/22/2018 5:52:01 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 11 replies
    World Wide Live TV broadcast! (UN.org) ^ | N/A - Live Thread (UN.org)
    https://www.un.org/undpa/en/securitycouncil Given the fact that President Trump announced yesterday via Twitter that he will Chair the UN Security Council meeting on 9/26/2018 I suspect that all the member nations may be sending a higher ranking representative as well. This would naturally raise the interest in the entire world to watch the LIVE feed. A link to this live feed will likely appear on the UN Security Council website and the security at this meeting is likely to be the highest level the world has ever seen. I am posting this live thread to start a discussion on FR and essentially...
  • The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory

    09/17/2018 8:12:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2018 | Christina Wong
    It was mid-May, about six weeks after Trump appointee Mari Stull began her new job as senior adviser at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs. As senior adviser at the bureau, Stull was in charge of making sure President Trump’s agenda was represented at the many international organizations the U.S. participates in and mostly funds, such as the United Nations and its various agencies. Stull and her boss, Amb. Kevin Moley, had just left for a trip to Geneva for the World Health Assembly. Back at the State Department, Erin Barclay, a senior career diplomat at the IO...
  • US Accuses Russia of altering North Korea sanctions report

    09/13/2018 7:27:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Fox Newst ^ | 9/13/18 | Edith M. Lederer
    The United States accused Russia on Thursday of pressuring an independent panel of U.N. experts to alter a report on sanctions against North Korea that included alleged sanctions violations "implicating Russian actors." U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley expressed disappointment in the panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea "for caving to Russian pressure and making changes to what should have been an independent report." She called it "a stain" on the experts' important work. Haley said the panel should release the original report, which cited "a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products" for North Korea in violation of U.N....
  • People smugglers POSING as UN staff, refugee agency warns

    09/13/2018 6:57:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 4 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | Sep 10, 2018 | Romina McGuinness
    The refugee agency said it had received “reliable reports” that “criminals” were impersonating UN staff at several disembarkation platforms and smuggling hubs across the country. The impersonators have been sporting vests and other items with similar logos to that of UNHCR. This information comes from “refugees who claim to have been sold to traffickers in Libya and subjected to abuse and torture, including after having been intercepted at sea,” the UNHCR said, adding that investigations into the allegations were ongoing. The Agency stressed “genuine” UNHCR staff are present at official disembarkation points in Libya, where they are providing medical and...
  • 'Climate change moving faster than we are,' says UN Secretary General (barf alert)

    09/10/2018 2:33:37 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 52 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10th September 2018 | Matt McGrath
    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that if the world doesn't change course by 2020, we run the risk of runaway climate change. Mr Guterres said he was alarmed by the paralysis of world leaders on what he called the "defining issue" of our time. He wants heads of government to come to New York for a special climate conference next September. The call comes amid growing concerns over the slow pace of UN negotiations. Mr Guterres painted a grim picture of the impacts of climate change that he says have been felt all over the world this year,...
  • Senior UN, European officials spotted at anti-Semitic PA display [Kfar Admumim, Israel]

    09/07/2018 5:30:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 09/07/18 14:47 | David Rosenberg
    Senior officials from the United Nations and a number of European nations visited an exhibition hosted by the Palestinian Authority featuring explicitly anti-Semitic images last month. According to a report by Makor Rishon on Friday, early last month, a number of foreign representatives visited an exhibition set up by the Palestinian Authority in the illegal Bedouin outpost of Khan al-Ahmar. Built in the 1990s, the illegal encampment today houses some 170 Bedouin squatters just outside of the Israeli town of Kfar Adumim, east of Jerusalem. The encampment was never authorized, and is slated for demolition, after the Supreme Court rejected...
  • Ohio State employs 88 diversity-related staffers at a cost of $7.3M annually

    09/06/2018 10:09:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 | Derek Draplin
    Ohio State University employs nearly 90 diversity-related administrative employees, which costs taxpayers in the Buckeye State about $7.3 million in salaries and benefits annually,... The 88 administrators receive an estimated $7.3 million in total compensation, which includes $5.38 million in salaries and an estimated $1.89 million in fringe benefits. “To put that administrative expense into perspective, about 750 in-state students could get a full scholarship for tuition and fees if those dollars were directed to student financial aid. Stated differently, it takes the entire tuition dollars from 750 in-state students to pay for those 88 diversicrats,” economics Professor Mark ....
  • International Criminal Court says it has jurisdiction over alleged crimes against Rohingya

    09/06/2018 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 6, 2018 10:38 AM | Toby Sterling
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled on Thursday that it has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh as a possible crime against humanity. The decision at the Hague-based court paves the way for prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to further examine whether there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case, although she has not done so yet. Bensouda’s representatives were not immediately available for comment. Although Myanmar is not a member of the Hague-based court, Bangladesh is, and the cross-border nature of deportation was sufficient for jurisdiction, the court said. […] The office of government...
  • Trump administration to end U.S. funding to U.N. program for Palestinian refugees

    08/30/2018 9:16:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    WAPO ^ | 8/30/2018 | Karen Deyoung
    The Trump administration has decided to cancel all U.S. funding of the United Nations aid program for Palestinian refugees, part of its determination to put its money where its policy is as it seeks a recalculation of U.S. foreign aid spending and prepares its own Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. In an announcement to be made within the next several weeks, the administration plans to voice its disapproval of the way the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, spends the funds and to call for a sharp reduction in the number of Palestinians recognized as refugees, dropping it from more than...
  • Rabbi: “UN is Replacement Theology on Steroids”

    08/30/2018 9:39:59 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 12 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 8/30/2018 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    “Replacement theology is a Christian doctrine which states that Jews rejected Jesus and caused his death, so God rejected them and the new spiritual Israel is the Church and Jerusalem is Rome,” Spiro explained to Breaking Israel News. “So, on that level, the UN is not espousing a theological replacement theology. But on a political level they are definitely practicing replacement theology.”
  • U.S. envoy Haley questions Palestinian refugee numbers

    08/28/2018 10:45:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | August 28, 2018 2:59 PM | Warren Strobel and Lisa Lambert
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday appeared to question the world body’s count of Palestinian refugees, the latest in a series of steps by the Trump administration challenging how relief aid is delivered to the Palestinians. In remarks at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank often sympathetic to Israel, Haley agreed with a questioner who suggested that the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA), which helps Palestinian refugees, overcounts their number. The United States earlier this year cut its aid to UNWRA to $60 million from a promised $350 million for the...
  • UN Sec Gen Calls for More Aid to Fight Israel [semi-satire]

    08/28/2018 9:44:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 August 2018 | John Semmens
    Lamenting that “those who oppose Israel are not as well-armed as the Jews,” United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres called for “increased spending to level the playing field. The Palestinian quest to annihilate Israel is severely hampered by the superior fighting ability of the Israeli Defense Forces. Israel has sophisticated weapons, well-trained troops and pilots, and a sense of desperation that gives them no alternative but to courageously fight for survival. This puts their enemies at an unfair disadvantage.” “The $5 billion in US aid to the Palestinians over the past decade has been insufficient to give these oppressed people a...
  • Iran goes to UN’s highest court over reimposed US sanctions

    08/27/2018 7:05:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 27, 2018 8:07 AM EDT | Mike Corder
    Iran went to the United Nations’ highest court Monday in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted following President Donald Trump’s decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move “naked economic aggression.” Iran filed the case with the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that sanctions the Trump administration imposed on May 8 breach a 1955 bilateral agreement known as the Treaty of Amity that regulates economic and consular ties between the two countries. At hearings that started Monday at the court’s headquarters in The Hague, Tehran asked judges at the world court to urgently suspend the...
  • Saudi Arabia Beheads Human Rights Activist For Posing A Threat To Islam's Values

    08/24/2018 12:15:19 PM PDT · by TheTimeOfMan · 65 replies
    freespeechtime.com ^ | 2018-08-24 | Unknown
    According to reports from human rights organizations Saudi Arabia is about to behead female activist in public - Mainstream media is silent to avoid damaging the image of Islam. Esraa al-Ghamgam, a female human rights activist sentenced to death over her human rights activism after serving three years in detention. Her last words as she was sentenced to death were “I am being killed innocent, I will seek justice from God.” Saudi Arabia is the head of the UN Human Rights Council despite its worst human rights record in the world.
  • Bolton Confirms That the U.S. Will Defund UN Human Rights Office

    08/24/2018 5:58:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2018 | 12:33 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    National Security Advisor John Bolton on Thursday reaffirmed that the administration’s withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council is being accompanied by an end to U.S. funding for the world body’s human rights office. U.S. taxpayers have long paid the largest share. Bolton told the Associated Press in Geneva that the U.S. will defund the HRC and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), by reducing by the relevant amount the sum that it pays into the regular U.N. operating budget. CNSNews.com reported on the defunding decision in June, on the same day Ambassador to the U.N....
  • Danish government left information out of UN response over FGM asylum case

    08/23/2018 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 23 August 2018 09:59 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    In a response to the UN, the government failed to include information regarding its practice in asylum cases involving female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia. Although the country’s refugee agency Flygtningenævnet, which is part of the Ministry of Immigration and Integration, wished to submit the information, a section relating to FGM was removed, making the response less controversial, according to a report by newspaper Information. The decision to remove such information was taken by the ministry in consultation with the Ministry of Justice’s section for state and human rights (Stats-og Menneskeretskontor), according to the report. Information reports that public documents...
  • United Nations bans independent reporter for failing to meet ‘professional standards’

    08/18/2018 1:33:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/18 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    The United Nations told an independent reporter covering the body for years that he has been banned for unprofessional behavior. BuzzFeed News reported that the U.N. informed Matthew Lee on Friday that he had been permanently banned from U.N. headquarters, claiming that he “has consistently breached” the body's media guidelines and his behavior “does not meet the established professional standards required of all correspondents granted access to United Nations premises.” Lee disputed the U.N.’s characterization of his conduct, telling the news site that the move is “censorship pure and simply by [UN Secretary-General] Antonio Guterres who doesn’t like my questions...
  • United Nations: Peacekeeping could protect Gazans from Israel

    08/18/2018 12:17:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/8/18
    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned Israel's "violence" towards Gaza and suggested an international peacekeeping force could protect Gazans in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. The peacekeeping force could be made of civilian observers, an armed military, or a police force. Guterres also proposed increasing humanitarian aid. His suggestions come after the submission of a 14-page report requested by the General Assembly in June response to a surge of violence in Gaza. On Friday night, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon emphasized that "the only protection the Palestinian people need is from their own leadership." "Instead of...