Skip to comments.World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism
Posted on 09/22/2018 5:38:58 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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 years 114. Secretary-General António Guterres called the expected large turnout eloquent proof of the confidence of the international community in the United Nations, though other U.N. officials and diplomats said its in response to growing concerns about an increasingly turbulent world.
The seven-year-old conflict in Syria and the three-year war in Yemen that has sparked the worlds worst humanitarian crisis and is now seriously threatening large-scale famine will certainly be in the spotlight, along with meetings on other Mideast and African hot spots. So will Iran, which faces escalating hostile rhetoric from the Trump administration over its activities supporting international terrorism, which Tehran vehemently denies.
Guterres said last week that one of his overriding concerns in an increasingly globalized world is the threat to having the U.N.s 193 member nations work together, which is the foundation of the United Nations.
Multilateralism is under attack from many different directions precisely when we need it most, the U.N. chief told reporters Thursday. In different areas and for different reasons, the trust of people in their political establishments, the trust of states among each other, the trust of many people in international organizations has been eroded and
multilateralism has been in the fire.
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If all the other lemmings are jumping off the cliff, is it unilateral to not jump?
That’d be multilateral. But the UN only pretends to champion that.
“...tackle problems together as a community of nations....”
And utter nonsense.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)
The Three Amigos
The Jew-hating bastard wants his fellow Jew-hating bastards to get the UN focused again on exterminating the Jews, and not just in Israel. Thanks Olog-hai.
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