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  • Graphic United Nations Video Teaches How to Do Abortions

    06/06/2014 11:45:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Carole Novielli
    WARNING: Graphic pictures below… WHO stands for the World Health Organization. A recent glance on YouTube has uncovered a video provided by WHO giving step by step instructions for performing an abortion. WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The Reproductive Health Library is a division of the World Health Organization (WHO). This “library” contains an abortion video. In...
  • UN Backtracks: Will Global Warming Really Trigger Mass Extinctions?

    03/26/2014 9:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 26, 2014 – 10:34 AM | Axel Bojanowski
    Humans have shrunk the habitats of many life forms, through unsustainable agriculture, fishing or hunting. And it is going to get even worse. Global warming is said to be threatening thousands of animal and plant species with extinction. That, at least, is what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been predicting for years. But the UN climate body now says it is no longer so certain. The second part of the IPCC’s new assessment report is due to be presented next Monday in Yokohama, Japan. On the one hand, a classified draft of the report notes that a...
  • Nike Reacts to Racism Claims

    08/19/2013 5:12:35 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 22 replies
    Vogue ^ | 8/19/2013 | Ella Alexander
    NIKE has pulled a pair of leggings after the design was criticized for being racist. The monochrome print, which features on the label's Pro Tattoo Tech Tights, has caused controversy in Australia and New Zealand for its similarity to the traditional Samoan Pe'a male tattoo.
  • Welcome to the Salazar Wilderness

    12/11/2012 10:10:21 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2012 | MICHAEL MORITZ
    Shame on the Interior Department for trying to drum a family-owned enterprise out of business. After a seaside area has been designated as wilderness, when is it considered pristine enough by Washington's standards? Is it after airplanes have been banned from flying over it? After electricity pylons and telephone cables have been removed, cars and bikers prohibited, the roads torn up? When hikers are forbidden access to trails, and kayakers, sailors and snorkelers banished from the water? When eucalyptus trees and other foreign species are eradicated? Or only after Miwok Indians' arrowheads have been excavated and placed in a museum?...
  • 526,421 family farms threatened by new death tax

    12/11/2012 6:29:48 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2012 | | Paul Bedard
    New legislation that jumps the death tax to 55 percent of estates exceeding $1 million threatens 526,421 family farms, of about 25 percent of all farms in America. ... Farm values are largely tied up in non-liquid assets like land, buildings, and livestock. Many farm and ranch families would be forced to sell their assets to satisfy Washington Democrats' insatiable appetite for tax money. Up to 24 percent of America's farm and ranch families could be forced to hand over a large chunk of their heritage to the Internal Revenue Service when a family member dies. This would economically devastate...
  • DRIESSEN AND FLANAKIN: Rio+20’s expensive wish list

    06/24/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2012 | Paul Driessen and Duggan Flanakin
    The NGO Major Group Organizing Partners have finalized their key document for the Rio+20 Summit. “TheFutureWeWant” outlines the common vision for “sustainable development” throughout the planet sought by those nongovernmental organizations - mostly social and environmental activist groups. There are many noble sentiments in its 283 statements. There also is much that raises serious concerns. “Sustainable,” “sustainability” and “sustainable development” appear in the text an astounding 390 times. Like “abracadabra,” these amorphous words are supposed to transform even corrupt societies into Gardens of Eden under United Nations auspices. They will use less, pollute less, be sustainable, get along and save...
  • Women more likely than men to accept global warming

    09/14/2010 1:22:17 PM PDT · by Abathar · 83 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo/scientificblgging.com ^ | September 14, 2010
    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Women tend to accept the scientific consensus on global warming more than men, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher. The findings ('The effects of gender on climate change knowledge and concern in the American public', Population & Environment, 2010, Volume 32, Number 1, Pages 66-87), challenge common perceptions that men are more scientifically literate, said sociologist Aaron M. McCright. "Men still claim they have a better understanding of global warming than women, even though women's beliefs align much more closely with the scientific consensus," said McCright, an associate professor with appointments in...
  • Obama Hauls Arizona Before the UN Human Rights Council

    08/24/2010 10:14:42 PM PDT · by DrewsMum · 302 replies
    AIP News ^ | August 24, 2010 | Ben Johnson
    Apparently Barack Obama is not content to make a federal case out of his immigration feud with Arizona; he just made it an international one.
  • Is The UN Climate Chief Starting to "Lose It?" Blames Mysterious Conspiracy For HIS Mistakes

    02/03/2010 11:16:48 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 14 replies · 419+ views
    The Lid/Financial Times ^ | 2/3/2010 | The Lid
    Chairman of the United Nations' IPCC, Rajendra K. Pachauri a scientist from India, is being pressured to resign his position because he is accused of putting advocacy in front of the scientific method. His lack of scientific protocol has led to a loss of face for the global warming moonbat committee. The UN's latest report on climate change was mistaken when it said the Himalayan glaciers were melting, it was wrong when it said other mountain ranges were losing their snow tops, and it was wrong when it claimed that global warming was damaging the rain forests. They didn't even...
  • Iran agrees to nuclear inspection, seventh time is a charm?

    10/06/2009 6:28:37 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 7 replies · 454+ views
    PDOP ^ | 10/06/09 | J Brown
    Following diplomatic talks with Iran, the mainstream media was abuzz with the stunning success of the Obama administration. During the short meeting, Iran agreed to allow inspections of another secret nuclear facility publicly disclosed during the G20 summit. But is Iran's agreement to inspections of the nuclear facility a genuine success? History tells us that the Obama Administrations direct engagement yielded no more results than the failed global approach of the past 7 years. Since proof was first submitted in 2002 or Iran's secret nuclear program, the Iranian government has agreed 7 times to allow the inspections to occur. In...
  • Double Standard Watch: Targeted killings - OK for US but not for Israel

    08/16/2009 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Marguerite · 5 replies · 887+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug 16, 2009 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    A recent front page of The New York Times featured an article entitled "Drug chieftains tied to Taliban are US targets - Shift in Afghan policy." It stated that: "Fifty Afghans believed to be drug traffickers with ties to the Taliban have been placed on a Pentagon target list to be captured or killed... and that major traffickers with proven links to the insurgency have been put on the 'joint integrated prioritized target list.' That means they have been given the same target status as insurgent leaders, and can be captured or killed at any time." According to this newly...
  • What Recession? The UN Seems to be Doing Fine - They Just Spent Over $29 Million to Redecorate

    02/05/2009 8:46:15 AM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 3 replies · 302+ views
    Notoriously Conservative.com & Times Online ^ | 02 05 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    What recession? The master minds at the UN decided that now would be the best time to redecorate the Human Rights Hall of their Geneva headquarters. So, instead of taking a trip to the Home Depo, they called upon renowned Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo to provide his own unique take on the redesign. Using 77,000 pounds of paint and a $23 million Euro budget (that's $29,540,200 US dollars), the artist created a textured grotto complete with multi-colored stalactites. I gotta be honest, it looks like a cave on acid. Money well spent sirs, money well spent. Let them eat cake,...
  • Kick Burma Out of the U.N.

    05/10/2008 12:02:34 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 8 replies · 138+ views
    The United Nations this week said the refusal of Burma's government to allow workers into the country's devastated agricultural region was unprecedented in the history of humanitarian relief. The human catastrophe produced by Burma's refusal to permit aid in the wake of Cyclone Nargis has stunned the senses of a world that has watched this spectacle for a week. There are uncounted numbers of persons dead, homeless and orphaned. Bodies still float in water. The World Health Organization has warned there could be outbreaks of cholera and especially malaria. U.N. member-state India warned the junta the deadly cyclone was headed...
  • Bush Administration Votes to Give U.N. Consultative Status to Radical Homosexual Groups

    07/31/2007 4:30:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 768+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/31/07 | John Jalsevac
    NEW YORK, July 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Recently the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted to give official consultative status to several homosexual rights groups, including one from Quebec that had previously been rejected by the NGO accrediting committee. On Friday, July 20, the  ECOSOC voted to overturn the decision by the NGO committee, giving official consultative status to the Coalition gaie et lesbienne du Quebec and the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights in Geneva.However, while the granting of consultative status to these groups is a severe blow pro-life and pro-family efforts at the...
  • Soldier's lawyers seek OK to put Iraq war on trial

    01/04/2007 12:25:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 4, 2007 | Hal Bernton
    The opening round in the court-martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada could be key to defense hopes of putting the Iraq war on trial along with this Fort Lewis Army officer who refused to deploy to Iraq. At a pretrial hearing today, Watada's attorneys will try to persuade a military judge that they should be allowed to argue that the war is illegal, in part because it violates military regulations that wars be fought in accordance with the United Nations charter. That stance is crucial to the defense of Watada, who faces charges of missing a troop movement and conduct...
  • Not worth the paper it's written on (UN ceasefire agreement)

    08/19/2006 4:33:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies · 868+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 19, 2006
    We're just as surprised as we can be - aren't you? - to discover that so far not much is happening with this big, robust peacekeeping force that the UN pledged to dispatch pronto to preside over brotherhood and goodwill forevermore in the promised lands as the Security Council forced an end to Israel's war of self-defense against Hezbollah. Italy, standup kind of country that it is, commits to supply up to 3,000 troops in short order, and places like Finland and Bangladesh have offered contributions as well, but nearly everybody else is scrambling furiously to squirrel out of any...
  • The last time the democrats were correct...

    03/18/2006 8:53:03 AM PST · by solace68 · 7 replies · 266+ views
    The last time a democrat was correct about something was when a man by the name of John E. Rankin, a U.S. Congressman (A DEMOCRAT!!!) who served sixteen terms from 1921 until 1953 said "The United Nations is the greatest fraud in all history. Its purpose is to destroy the United States".
  • Kerry: U.S. Must 'End the Empire of Oil'

    03/05/2006 4:31:56 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies · 1,519+ views
    Kerry: U.S. Must 'End the Empire of Oil' 56 minutes ago Sen. John Kerry said Sunday that the United States must rebuild the power of the United Nations and help "end the empire of oil" to defeat terrorism. Kerry, who lost to President Bush in the 2004 presidential election, avoided explicit criticism of the U.S. administration during a wide-ranging speech on the global dynamics of terrorism. But he said Bush's policy of imposing democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan risked looking like a crusade in Arab, Muslim eyes. "If it is seen as the result of an army marching through Muslim...
  • Kofi's Swan Song

    01/05/2006 7:12:24 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 3 replies · 288+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, January 5, 2006 | Judi McLeod
    United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan will be saying so long in 2006. On his departure, the career diplomat is leaving more unanswered questions than just those never answered in the UN’s ongoing oil-for-food scandal. UN observers have wondered how Annan could watch fellow blacks get slaughtered in Rwanda and in Sudan’s Darfur during his term.
  • Tessie's ties follow Kofi from classroom to UN

    08/16/2005 7:13:42 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 416+ views
    Toronto Free Press ^ | Aug 16, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Karl Rove is no Colombo. Unlike the wrinkled coat-gumshoes of televised fame, Rove could never find the skeletons in the closet. During the last American presidential campaign, Rove went into spy mode.
  • Clinton keynote speaker at China Internet Summit

    08/09/2005 9:42:34 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 19 replies · 535+ views
    Toronto Free Press ^ | August 9, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at September’s 2005 China Internet Summit, organized by China’s leading e-commerce company, Alibaba.com. Clinton’s address in Hangzhou, China follows closely on the heels of a final report issued by the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) suggesting that the UN assume global governance of the Internet.
  • Bolton Probe Continues on Eve of Vote [Filibuster a 'Real Possibility']

    05/11/2005 7:24:05 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 22 replies · 857+ views
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | Associated Press
    The Senate on Wednesday kept up an investigation of John R. Bolton on the eve of a showdown vote on the troubled nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Democrats who claim Bolton is too hotheaded or unbending say they could try to hold up a final vote in the full Senate. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held private interviews with two State Department officials who worked with Bolton in his current job as the department's arms control chief. The Democrat who is leading the opposition to Bolton said he is asking the nominee directly for additional information....
  • Annan in search of a legacy

    03/26/2005 1:54:33 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 432+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/26/05 | Helle Dale
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is a man in search of a legacy. A legacy, however, is something you build up over time, like an edifice carefully constructed, action by action, decision by decision. Ultimately, it adds up to a record for history to judge. Unfortunately for Mr. Annan, there is a very real possibility that his legacy at the helm of the United Nations will be an organization that has been riddled with corruption, financial scandals, mismanagement and outright abuse. In New York on Monday, Mr. Annan took steps to leave a more positive legacy that he may be hoping...
  • Sudan

    02/08/2005 8:24:22 AM PST · by heyou54 · 1 replies · 198+ views
    2/8/05 | Crystal Broyles
    Sudan a Painful Crisis – Help is On The Way What constitutes a “humanitarian crisis?” Sadly we all know what happened December 26, 2004. What was it? A tsunami left its signature on several nations, killing 226,000 plus people and destroyed countless lives – forever changing unnumbered individuals. But do we know what has been going on in Sudan for the last 20 years? Sudan, the war torn country of which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has dubbed “the world's worst humanitarian crisis” is nothing less than that, a crisis. Fatima a 28 year old widow who...
  • The United Nations – can it get much worse?

    02/05/2005 12:21:44 PM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 681+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/5/05 | Henry Lamb
    Incompetence and corruption at the U.N. appears to be swirling around and around in ever-widening circles. The oil-for-food scandal continues to grow, which the U.N. insists is under investigation, led by Paul Volcker, who now, it has been revealed, has substantial business ties with several central figures in the investigation. Then there are the sexcapade scandals that seem to follow U.N. peacekeepers wherever they go. The peacekeepers didn't go to Rwanda or Sudan, while government-backed savages hacked to death nearly a million helpless people. And now, a top researcher for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has resigned, charging that...
  • U.N. court ruling ignores victims of terrorism

    07/11/2004 12:10:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 241+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 11 2004
    The quest for a settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has suffered an enormous setback at the hands of the International Court of Justice. In an egregious and shameful ruling against the security fence, this court would sweep aside Israel's right to defend its people. The United States must throw its full weight, including using its veto, against any U.N. effort to further the court's decision. We know one thing for certain about the 14 members of the court backing the ruling: Their spouses don't face the threat of being blown to bits taking a bus to work. Their children weren't...
  • More than oil for food, another UN scandal

    06/14/2004 3:50:51 PM PDT · by kiki04 · 45 replies · 356+ views
    fox news ^ | 6-14-04 | David Asman
    Second Front The United Nations is covering its rear in the oil for food (search) scandal. And now it's engaged on a second front as new evidence is emerging that a U.N. ambulance was used by Palestinian terrorists for their getaway following an engagement on May 11, in which 6 Israeli soldiers were killed. The Israelis have been making the charge for years that the U.N. and Red Cross have been providing cover for terrorists, with American taxpayers footing some of the bill. But now there's evidence to back up the charge. In video shot by Reuters in Southern Gaza,...
  • The U.N. is a Failed Organization

    05/11/2004 10:22:42 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 239+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2004 | Rachel Neuwirth
    The U.N. recently passed another blatantly anti-Israel resolution in support of extremist Arab Palestinian claims. There is no longer any point in entering into any serious dialogue with this organization. In countless ways, over many years, the U.N. has proven to be a discredited organization, with lawless elements, which can no longer claim to have any moral standing. Very few of its 191 members can be counted upon to put principle ahead of crass expediency. The hopeful vision that accompanied its founding in 1945 has long since evaporated. It was the United Nations which recognized Israel in 1947. Therefore the...
  • Iraqi Cleric Okays Delayed Elections

    02/27/2004 1:35:05 PM PST · by yoe · 9 replies · 169+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | February 27, 2004 | Cato Staff
    "Iraq's most influential religious leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, declared Thursday that he would sanction a six-month delay in the nationwide elections that he had demanded be held this summer, giving the U.S. civil administration crucial leeway in its plan to formally end its occupation and transfer power to an Iraqi government by June 30," The Washington Post reports. "But Sistani, who has emerged as a key power broker in Iraq, said he wanted the date of an election -- the end of 2004 -- enshrined in a U.N. Security Council resolution. He also insisted that an interim government must...
  • Iraq Official: U.N. Failed us and Should Help Now

    12/16/2003 9:49:17 AM PST · by saquin · 9 replies · 143+ views
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraq's foreign minister accused the United Nations on Tuesday of failing his country by leaving Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) in power for decades and appealed to the world body to assume a leading role in Baghdad immediately. In an address to the U.N. Security Council, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari noted that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was opening offices in Cyprus and Jordan for international staff, who would commute to Baghdad. "Your help and expertise cannot be effectively delivered from Cyprus or Amman," Zebari said. Annan pulled out foreign staff in reaction to the Aug....
  • Despite changes, U.S. resolution faces resistance

    10/14/2003 8:45:09 PM PDT · by Brian S · 5 replies · 131+ views
    USA Today ^ | 10-14-03
    <p>WASHINGTON — The Bush administration will push for a vote as early as Wednesday on a United Nations resolution that it hopes will encourage other countries to contribute money and troops to Iraq.</p> <p>But U.N. Security Council members and Secretary-General Kofi Annan continued to express reservations. And it remained unclear whether passage would provide the incentive the administration seeks before a conference of prospective Iraq donors in Madrid next week.</p>
  • The curious team of Paul and Maurice (The United Nation's Maurice Strong radical environmentalist )

    08/11/2003 3:49:19 PM PDT · by comnet · 6 replies · 173+ views
    nationalpost.com ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2003 | Peter Foster
    The curious team of Paul and Maurice How much influence does Maurice Strong -- radical environmentalist and leading exponent of the United Nation's higher humbug -- have on PM-in-Waiting Paul Martin? This question has arisen because Mr. Strong is moving to Ottawa, while Mr. Martin is filling in part of the time until his coronation by co-chairing a UN development commission, to which Mr. Strong is "special advisor." Certainly the two go back a long way. Mr. Strong, who came from a dirt-poor background in Depression-era Manitoba but exhibited a genius both for business wheeling and dealing and political networking,...
  • Pakistan not in favour of Iraq regime change

    02/25/2003 10:32:01 PM PST · by livis_dad · 13 replies · 246+ views
    Dawn News ^ | 02/26/03 | Livis Dad
    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25: President Pervez Musharraf said on Tuesday that Pakistan was not in favour of regime change "anywhere", because this would destabilize the entire region. "I would not like to get involved in conjectures," he said when a Saudi journalist wanted to know whether Pakistan was afraid of any consequences for itself if there was a regime change in Iraq. Addressing a crowded press conference, the president said he did not think there would be regime change in other states also. Asked whether Pakistan as a member of the current Security Council would support the second resolution on...
  • 2 Senators Say State Department Could Have Prevented 9-11 Attacks (UNITED NATION)

    12/19/2002 6:57:54 PM PST · by heyhey · 34 replies · 749+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 12/19/2002 | BY KEN GUGGENHEIM
    2 Senators Say State Department Could Have Prevented 9-11 Attacks WASHINGTON -- The State Department's failure to follow its own rules for issuing visas allowed the Sept. 11 attacks to happen, two top Republicans senators said Wednesday. Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona and Pat Roberts of Kansas said in a report that "the answer to the question -- could 9-11 have been prevented -- is yes, if State Department personnel had merely followed the law and not granted non-immigrant visas to 15 of the 19 hijackers in Saudi Arabia." There was no comment from the State Department. In the past,...
  • NATO, Russia agree on peacekeeping< (The New United Nation Army)

    10/19/2002 5:18:46 PM PDT · by USA21 · 9 replies · 282+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | September 20, 2002 | The Associated Press
    NATO, Russia agree on peacekeeping Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov (center) confers with his counterpart, Donald Rumsfeld (left), and NATO Secretary-General George Robertson to formally open the new NATO-Russia Council. (AP) BRUSSELS - The NATO allies agreed with Russia Friday on basic rules for future joint peacekeeping operations, hailing the deal as another milestone in cooperation between former Cold War foes. The agreement came through the NATO-Russia Council - a four-month old partnership in which Russia and the western allies consult on counterterrorism, arms proliferation, tactical missile defense, peacekeeping, civil defense and other issues. At a meeting of ambassadors, the two...
  • US Criticizes UN for 'Widening Gap' Between Palestinians And Israelis

    08/06/2002 1:04:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 187+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 06, 2002 | Jim Burns
    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said the U.N. General Assembly should be discussing recent terrorist attacks in Israel rather than engaging in rhetoric that "widens the gap" between Palestinians and Israelis. John Negroponte told a special session of the General Assembly that the Middle East debate is "out of step with the reality of events on the ground." "For too long, the U.N. General Assembly and the U.N. Security Council have been silent when Israelis are victims of terrorism," the ambassador said. He said the General Assembly session should be "explicitly condemning the terrorist organizations, like Hamas, that...
  • Burying the 'massacre'

    08/03/2002 4:44:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 239+ views
    National Post ^ | Augustus 03 2002
    The United Nations released its long-awaited report on Israel's military action in Jenin yesterday, confirming our description of the episode as a "phantom massacre." The allegation that hundreds of innocent civilians had been murdered by the Israelis, cited breathlessly by so many news sources three months ago, has, in the report's overly circumspect words, "not been substantiated in the light of evidence that has emerged." NGOs such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International put their anti-Israel prejudices on display in the wake of the Jenin incident -- lending their status to inflated Palestinian claims. "There are large numbers of...
  • Switzerland approved as UN member by Security Council

    07/25/2002 2:48:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 143+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | July 25 2002
    The United Nations Security Council has recommended Switzerland's admission as the 190th member of the United Nations. Wednesday’s decision paves the way for the General Assembly to complete the process and vote on the issue on September 10. Switzerland formally applied for membership last week following a nationwide vote in March in favour of joining the world body. “I wish to extend my congratulations to the Swiss Confederation on this historic occasion,” said the British Ambassador, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, this month's council president. “The council notes with great satisfaction the Swiss Confederation's solemn commitment to uphold the purposes and principles...
  • UN Police Arrest Eight Kosovo Murder Suspects

    07/06/2002 11:10:09 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 206+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | July 07 2002
    PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- United Nations police in Kosovo on Saturday arrested eight ethnic Albanian men accused of murdering an ethnic Albanian family they suspected of collaborating with Serbian authorities. A UN mission statement said the suspects included three members of the Kosovo protection corps, the civilian force created with international blessing from disbanded units of the ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). They and five others are suspected of murdering the Hoxha family -- father, wife and son -- and two others in what the statement described as a brutal attack in the central town of Glogovac 11 months ago,...
  • Iraq, UN agree on Memorandum of Understanding extension

    05/30/2002 1:20:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 213+ views
    INA ^ | May 30 2002
    Iraq and the U.N have signed on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) extension for another six months. The agreement was signed by Iraq's permanent representative to the U.N Mohammed al-Douri and Mr. Hans Korel Assistant Secretary General of legal affairs. In reply to INA correspondent question on the MOU, Mr. al-Douri made it clear that the Memorandum of Understanding failed in meeting Iraqis' needs and it could never be an alternative for the lifting of embargo. Mr. al-Douri urged the Arab and friendly states to make use of article 50 of UN Charter to help lift the embargo.
  • UN to feed 500,000 needy Palestinians

    05/23/2002 3:18:31 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies · 200+ views
    The Muslim News/The Guardian ^ | May 22 2002 | Brian Whitaker
    Amid signs of hunger and malnutrition in the West Bank and Gaza, the UN World Food Programme launched an emergency operation yesterday to help feed half a million of the most needy Palestinians. Growing numbers of families in the Israeli-occupied territories are being forced to skip meals or reduce their food intake, the WFP's regional director, Khaled Adly, warned. For the rest of this year, the WFP aims to provide 750 lorryloads of food every month to meet basic nutritional needs. It will be the largest emergency operation undertaken in the Palestinian territories. A recent World Bank study found that...
  • The U.N. won't investigate the real tragedy

    05/01/2002 7:12:39 AM PDT · by oswegodeee · 5 replies · 351+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/1/02 | By Yossi Klein Halevi
    JERUSALEM | The United Nations commission formed to investigate the nonexistent Israeli "massacre" in the West Bank town of Jenin could have been a means for some desperately needed truth-telling about the Middle East conflict. Instead, given its mandate to focus on Israel's self-defense rather than on the Palestinian terrorism that provoked it, the commission will only confirm that there is no justice to be had in the U.N. for the Jewish state. The commission won't be investigating how the Palestinian Authority, established and lavishly funded by the international community, abused its sponsors' trust by turning Jenin and other West...
  • Iraq calls on UN to stop US-British violations

    04/20/2002 12:42:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 176+ views
    INA ^ | April 20 2002
    Iraq said that the U.S and British warplanes committed between 2 March-5April 2002, 181 violations of Iraq's international borders. The warplanes came from bases in Kuwait via the demilitarized zone under the mandate of the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM). The warplanes flew over areas in the provinces of Thiqar, Muthana, Basra, Meisan and Qadissiya. In a letter to the U.N Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri said that AWACS planes coming from Saudi Airspace and A-2C planes coming from Kuwaiti airspace have backed all U.S and British warplanes which have been violating Iraqi airspace via the...