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  • Ex-UN leader helps launch climate ‘adaptation’ initiative

    10/16/2018 8:46:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associatied Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 11:35 AM EDT | Mike Corder
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for a sense of urgency Tuesday as he launched a new commission that aims to accelerate and expand ways the world can prepare for climate change. “Without urgent adaptation action, we risk undermining food, energy and water security for decades to come,” Ban told guests as the Global Commission on Adaptation got underway in The Hague. The commission’s mandate is to encourage the development of measures to manage the effects of climate change through technology, planning and investment. Ban is leading the group with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and World Bank CEO Kristalina...
  • Two Koreas, UN Command hold first talks on disarming border

    10/15/2018 11:58:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Reuters
    As an initial step, the two Koreas are seeking to pull out 11 guard posts within a 1km radius of the Military Demarcation Line by the end of 2018. North Korea, South Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) held their first three-way talks on Tuesday to discuss demilitarising the border as the two Koreas push for peace, Seoul’s defence ministry said. The two Koreas agreed during September’s summit in Pyongyang to form a tripartite consultation with the UNC, which overlaps with US forces in the South and overseas affairs in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), to facilitate their plan to...
  • UN General Assembly Elects More Brutal Regimes to Join Sham Human Rights Council

    10/15/2018 6:00:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/18 | Joseph Klein
    “A ‘rigged’ election with no competition” Double standards may not be enough to describe what has become of the United Nations. In some ways, it has no standards at all. This was demonstrated very clearly by last week’s UN General Assembly vote for new members to join the inaptly named Human Rights Council.
  • A dark horse in the race for Nikki Haley’s UN job

    10/13/2018 5:42:11 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 12, 2017 | Benny Avni
    Since this week’s surprise announcement that Nikki Haley would depart by year’s end, everyone wants to know who’ll replace America’s UN ambassador — who was first dismissed, then hated, then feared and eventually appreciated, heck, even loved (at least by some). The answer, obviously, is up to the never-predictable President Trump, so most names bandied about are speculative, with many driven by wishful thinking. So here’s a wish: Christopher Burnham. Never heard of him? You may soon. Back in 2005-2006, then-Undersecretary General for Management Burnham, a former Connecticut comptroller and State Department official, was the highest American at the UN...
  • Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

    10/12/2018 8:47:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 12, 2018 3:47 PM EDT
    Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment. Congo’s health ministry says the number of confirmed Ebola cases is now 170, including 95 deaths, as health workers express concern at the rising rate of new infections since the beginning of this month. …
  • Trump rejects UN and UNESCO's fictitious Palestinian state

    10/11/2018 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/18 | David Singer
    Once it becomes clear the two-state solution is finally dead, Jordan should again be asked to exercise control over suitably delineated portions of the West Bank and have the monarchy's religious role for holy sites like the Temple Mount reaffirmed President Trump’s National Security Adviser - John Bolton - has exposed the fiction that there is a legally-constituted “State of Palestine”—shredding United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations (UN) resolutions misleadingly recognising such a state when none - in fact—exists. Bolton was unequivocal in his statement:
  • The Race to Replace Nikki Haley Is On

    10/11/2018 8:21:49 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 23 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 10, 2018 | Curt Mills
    Nikki Haley’s resignation earlier this week has set off a horse race inside administration circles to replace her. The early favorite? Dina Powell, former deputy to National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster and currently a top executive at Goldman Sachs. One problem: Powell is deeply unpopular with Donald Trump’s base. “All the right people don’t like her and all the wrong ones do,” a veteran conservative activist close with the White House told me Wednesday. A case in point: Max Boot , the ex-conservative NeverTrumper, endorsed her as having the right stuff on Tuesday night. Breitbart News is running...
  • Bannon Slams "Horrific" Timing of Haley's Resignation Announcement

    10/10/2018 3:15:00 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 65 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | October 10,2018 | Jennifer Epstein, John Micklethwait,Bloomberg
    Donald Trump’s former chief strategist slammed Nikki Haley’s decision to announce her resignation as ambassador to the UN as “suspect” and “horrific,” saying it overshadowed positive news Trump needs to rally support ahead of the midterms “The timing was exquisite from a bad point of view,” Steve Bannon said. “Everything she said yesterday and everything she said about stepping down could have been done on the evening of November 6. The timing could not have been worse.” Bannon said Haley’s announcement, which took White House officials by surprise, distracted attention from Kavanaugh’s first day as a justice on the Supreme...
  • 'Countries may not like what we do, but they respect what we do' - Nikki Haley

    10/10/2018 8:59:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    CBS 8 ^ | Oct 9, 2018
    President Donald Trump accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley, his ambassador to the United Nations and one of his longest-serving aides, and said she would leave by the end of the year. "She's done a fantastic job and we've done a fantastic job together," Trump said.
  • Nikki Haley praises Trump's family (Jared and Ivanka) as she steps down

    10/09/2018 8:32:32 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 58 replies
    Market Watch ^ | today | Robert Schroeder
    Speaking Tuesday, she listed what she called achievements that had improved the U.S.’s standing on the world stage, including withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and improving relations with North Korea. She also thanked Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, calling him a “hidden genius,” who along with his wife Ivanka does “a lot of things behind the scenes that I wish more people knew about.” Both Kushner and Ivanka Trump are senior advisers to the president. Trump did not name a replacement for Haley, but said “many people” want to take her place.
  • The world has barely 10 years to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say

    10/07/2018 10:01:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | October 7, 2018 | Chris Mooney, Brady Dennis
    The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change. With global emissions showing few signs of slowing and the United States — the world’s second-largest emitter of carbon dioxide — rolling back a suite of Obama-era climate measures, the prospects for meeting the most ambitious goals of the 2015 Paris agreement look increasingly slim. To avoid racing past warming of 1.5...
  • U.N. court says U.S. must lift Iran sanctions on "humanitarian" goods

    10/04/2018 5:05:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/3/2018 | CBS/AFP
    THE HAGUE -- The United Nations' top court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on "humanitarian" goods to Iran that President Donald Trump re-imposed after pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) unanimously ruled that Washington "shall remove by means of its choosing any impediments arising from the measures announced on May 8 to the free exportation to Iran of medicines and medical devices, food and agricultural commodities" as well as airplane parts, said judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf. The court said sanctions on goods "required for humanitarian needs... may have...
  • Syria foreign minister tells U.N. country is ready for refugee return

    10/04/2018 1:33:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 29, 2018 | Michelle Nichols and Yara Bayoumy
    Syria’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the country was ready for the voluntary return of refugees who fled during the more than seven-year conflict. ... We welcome any assistance with reconstruction from those countries that were not part of the aggression on Syria
  • Merkel warns Trump against 'destroying' UN

    09/30/2018 4:44:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 30 September 2018 16:10 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump against “destroying” the United Nations. “I believe that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous,” Merkel said at a regional election campaign event in Bavaria. The veteran leader — a close ally of Trump’s bugbear Barack Obama while he was president — added that she believed multilateralism was the solution to many of the world’s problems. […] In his second appearance before the UN’s annual gathering last week, Trump told the General Assembly that he and his administration “reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace...
  • China, Russia take up Globalism mantle as US sheds it

    09/30/2018 10:36:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    AP/Daily Hampshire ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | Jennifer Peltz, Frank Jordan
    Days after U.S. President Donald Trump denounced globalism before world leaders at the United Nations, China and Russia positioned themselves Friday as defenders of internationalism that are keeping promises when Washington is backing away from them. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi denied his country was trying to eclipse the U.S. as a world leader, but his speech at the U.N. General Assembly was a stark contrast to Trump’s “America First” message. It came amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China, which Trump accused this week of interfering in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. China denies the claim. Russia is...
  • Amb. Nikki Haley: World leaders respect Trump, love his honesty

    09/29/2018 4:22:56 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
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  • Kerry hits at Trump's 'laughing-stock' UN performance

    09/29/2018 1:56:01 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 29, 2018 | Allison Elyse Gualtieri
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry blasted President Trump Saturday for his speech in front of the United Nations earlier this week, calling him "a joke to the world." . . . "When he said that, they loved how honest he is, and it's not diplomatic, and they find it funny," Haley said. Trump also said Wednesday that world leaders were laughing with him, not at him.
  • France calls for new global coalition of ‘goodwill powers’

    09/28/2018 2:48:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2018 4:41 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    France’s leaders proposed a new alliance of “goodwill powers” on Friday in an attempt to revive the type of global diplomacy that they say is being jeopardized by the United States, Russia and other countries that favor unilateralism over cooperation. French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the plan during a speech at Harvard University, suggesting that Europe should align itself with countries like India, Australia, Mexico and other “powerful democracies” that share a commitment to multilateralism. His speech described an erosion of the brand of diplomacy that brought nations together following World War II and led to the...
  • Lavrov: Russia To Do 'Everything Possible' To Preserve Iran Nuke Deal

    09/28/2018 12:22:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | September 28, 2018 | Associated Foreign Press
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has vowed Russia will do "everything possible" to preserve the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal. Speaking to the UN General Assembly on September 28, Lavrov denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the deal that curbs Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. Lavrov called the U.S. move a violation of UN resolutions and a threat to regional stability. Lavrov also denounced what he said were "baseless accusations" of Russian interference in foreign affairs and criticized U.S. policies in Iran, Syria, and Venezuela. Lavrov accused...
  • UN High Commissioner For Human Rights: All Countries Must Rewrite Their Laws To Accept Homos...

    09/26/2018 9:21:22 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 24 replies
    http://shoebat.org ^ | 09/26/2018 | Andrew Bieszad
    The UN’s top human rights official cited the “landmark” decision by India’s Supreme Court decriminalising consensual gay sex and urged more countries to bring their laws and practices in line with the fundamental equality of all their people. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, during the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual and Intersex (LGBTI) Core Group event — ‘Violence against LGBTI Individuals: Extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions’ — on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly here on Tuesday, said that change is happening around the world. On September 6, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of...