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  • Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration for UN ambassador nomination, State Department says

    02/16/2019 5:17:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2019 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the U.N. ambassador nomination, the department said Saturday. “I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for the trust... Developing story
  • The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it

    02/14/2019 8:02:19 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/12/2019 | Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni
    The Senate on Tuesday passed the most sweeping conservation legislation in a decade, protecting millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country and establishing four new national monuments honoring heroes including Civil War soldiers and a civil rights icon. The 662-page measure, which passed 92 to 8, represented an old-fashioned approach to dealmaking that has largely disappeared on Capitol Hill. Senators from across the ideological spectrum celebrated home-state gains and congratulated each other for bridging the partisan divide. “It touches every state, features the input of a wide coalition of our colleagues, and...
  • ID2020 Launches Technical Certification Mark - U.N. GLOBAL ID MARK OF BEAST

    02/12/2019 7:29:53 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 21 replies
    ID2020.org ^ | 2/5/2019 | ID2020
    The ID2020 Alliance launches technical Certification Mark at Davos ID2020 Launches Technical Certification Mark https://id2020.org/news/https/mediumcom/id2020/id2020-launches-technical-certification-mark-e6743d3f70fd ID2020 Launches Technical Certification Mark Following the completion of v1.0 of ID2020’s Technical Requirements, we are proud to announce the launch of the ID2020 Certification Mark. Both of these efforts reaffirm our mission to improve lives through digital identity by adhering to our core principles of portability, persistence, privacy, and user control. We want to thank our Technical Advisory Committee, a group that comprises some of the world’s leading experts on digital identity and its underlying technologies, for their diligent work creating our Technical Requirements and...
  • Posted from: MOTUS A.D.

    02/07/2019 6:05:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-7-19 | MOTUS
    In the midst of the polar vortexes swirling down from Canada it seems the real threat is still global warming. So don’t get comfortable driving your own (fossil fuel) car, heating your home (with fossil fuel) and consuming unconscionable amounts of tomahawk steaks and hamburgers. The threat still looms large. NASA and NOAA released their analysis of the global climate in 2018 on Wednesday, revealing that 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record. The other four in the top five all happened in the past five years, a reminder that we’ve seen a lot of rapid warming lately. And the...
  • UN Security Council’s Futile Talkfest on the Venezuela Crisis

    01/27/2019 8:20:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/19 | Joseph Klein
    The Venezuelan people would have appreciated such moral support The United Nations Security Council met on Saturday to discuss the crisis in Venezuela, after overcoming a procedural vote demanded by Russia. The Putin regime claimed that the economic, political and humanitarian crisis wrought by the catastrophic actions of the Maduro regime was not a proper agenda item for the Security Council to consider. The Security Council, by a procedural vote of 9 in favor (Belgium, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, United Kingdom, United States) to 4 against (China, Equatorial Guinea, Russian Federation, South Africa), with 2 abstentions (Côte...
  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/16/2019 4:41:38 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israel’s ‘occupation of the state of Palestine,’ condemns ‘terrorism in all its forms’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 “a great responsibility.” “I...
  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/15/2019 8:51:17 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 22 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Adam Rasgon
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israel’s ‘occupation of the state of Palestine,’ condemns ‘terrorism in all its forms’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 “a great responsibility.” "I...
  • Man accused of shooting down UN chief: ‘Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to…’

    01/13/2019 3:02:30 AM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Emma Graham-Harrison, Andreas Rocksen and Mads Brügger
    Jan van Risseghem was only a teenager when his mother ordered him to flee Nazi-occupied Belgium for her native England with his brother Maurice. After hiding in a convent, and an epic journey across the war-torn continent, they reached safety in Portugal, then took a ship north. Once in England, the pair signed up with the Belgian resistance, and with the help of an uncle enrolled for flight training with the RAF, a decision that shaped not just their war, but the rest of their lives. Half a century later, flying skills he learned in Britain would also make the...
  • Trump is Stopping the United Nations from Becoming the Single World Government

    12/29/2018 8:58:52 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 24 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-12-23 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    As other world leaders continue to push for globalism, steering the world down the path to a single global government, US President Donald Trump remains defiant.
  • Funding the United Nations Is Making Less Sense Than Ever

    12/28/2018 4:41:32 PM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 27 December 2018 | James Murphy
    American diplomats attached to the United Nations headquarters in New York have failed in their attempt to get other countries such as Brazil, India, and Turkey to step up their funding of UN “peacekeeping” forces, the so-called blue helmets. As of now, the paramilitary organization faces a $220 million budget shortfall for the upcoming year. UN “peacekeepers” are currently deployed in 14 trouble spots, mainly in Africa and the Middle East. “Unfortunately, in a deeply dissatisfying and disappointing turn of events, every country decided that reform was good and right for the UN, but not for how it is financed,”...
  • Statement from the Better World Campaign on U.S. Dues to the UN

    12/23/2018 7:28:49 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 59 replies
    GoGov.com ^ | December 23, 2018 | Peter Yeo
    Statement from the Better World Campaign on U.S. Dues to the UN "It is imperative that Congress appropriate sufficient funds," says BWC President Peter Yeo WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Better World Campaign President Peter Yeo issued the following statement today regarding new U.S. assessment rates negotiated at the United Nations: "The 193 Members States of the United Nations completed their negotiations on the "scales of assessment" that determines how much each country contributes financially to the United Nations – both to the UN's regular budget and to the UN's peacekeeping budget. "The U.S. will now pay 27.8% of...
  • Thousands march in Brussels against U.N. migration pact

    12/17/2018 9:21:19 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    Reueters ^ | 12/17/18 | Staff
    Thousands of people marched in Brussels on Sunday against a U.N. pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, eclipsing a smaller demonstration in support of the deal, the signing of which brought down Belgium’s government last week. Police said some 5,500 people marched in the bigger protest, organized by Flemish right wing parties in the part of the capital where main European Union institutions are located. A separate counter-demonstration of around 1,000 people, organized by left-wing groups and non-governmental organizations, took place in the city center. Belgian right-wing N-VA, which is the biggest party in parliament, pulled its ministers from...
  • Germany mulls crackdown on social media bots

    12/16/2018 2:14:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.16.2018 | dj/rc (AFP, dpa)
    Many German lawmakers were flooded with messages during the recent debate on the UN migration pact, in what appeared to be the work of social media bots, said Ralph Brinkhaus, the head of the parliamentary group of the ruling conservative CDU party. The emails “often had same blocs of texts”, Brinkhaus told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in an interview published on Sunday. “But most of all, this wave of untruths and defamation was unleashed online and on social media,” he added, urging a series of measures to fight disinformation. On social media, a “bot” is a label used for automated programs...
  • They lied: The UN Migration Pact IS legally binding and could be valid FOR ALL countries

    12/15/2018 6:49:41 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 69 replies
    They lied. For months proponents of the UN Migration Pact told us that the pact was non-binding. The response to the many citizens of nation states worldwide having signed country specific petitions was that it was non-binding so there was nothing to worry about, it was going to be good. The immensely opposed and disastrous document declares unlimited migration to be treated as a human right, thereby deprecating the term ‘illegal migrants’, and criminalises any criticism of migration as hate speech. The points that raised alarm for most was that it seeks to eliminate all forms of dissent. Media organisations...
  • Climate change talks agree details to implement Paris deal

    12/15/2018 1:39:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/15/2018 | N/A
    Nearly 200 nations have agreed rules on implementing the 2015 Paris agreement. After marathon talks in Katowice, Poland, the rulebook was approved unanimously on Saturday evening. The agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C. The final session was delayed by more than 30 hours amid an ongoing stand-off over carbon markets to reduce emissions. Some accused the hosts of not shepherding the agreement through.
  • How a World Order Ends And What Comes in Its Wake

    12/14/2018 8:08:11 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    foreignaffairs.com ^ | 12/14/2018 | Richard Haass
    A stable world order is a rare thing. When one does arise, it tends to come after a great convulsion that creates both the conditions and the desire for something new. It requires a stable distribution of power and broad acceptance of the rules that govern the conduct of international relations. It also needs skillful statecraft, since an order is made, not born. And no matter how ripe the starting conditions or strong the initial desire, maintaining it demands creative diplomacy, functioning institutions, and effective action to adjust it when circumstances change and buttress it when challenges come. Eventually, inevitably,...
  • Nearly 85 percent of UN nations back migration deal; not US

    12/10/2018 9:01:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2018 | Amira El Masaiti and Jamey Keaten
    Defying fierce opposition from the United States and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of the countries at the U.N. agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration. The debate over the Global Compact for Migration, the first of its kind, has proven to be a pivotal test of the U.N.-led effort to crack down on the often dangerous and illegal movements across borders that have turned people smuggling into a booming worldwide industry. “Unregulated migration bears a terrible human cost: a cost in lives lost on perilous journeys across deserts, oceans...
  • Breaking: Trump Announces Nikki's Haley's Replacement For US Ambassador to UN

    12/07/2018 8:34:12 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/7/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump on Friday announced that he is nominating Heather Nauert to be the United States ambassador to the United Nations. She "has done a great job working with Mike Pompeo and others at the State Department," he told reporters. "She's very talented, very smart, very quick and I think she's going to be respected by all." Nauert, 48, is the acting under secretary of state for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Before joining the State Department she worked as an anchor for Fox News and correspondent for ABC News.
  • UNAIDS plagued by 'failed' leadership: expert report

    12/07/2018 7:23:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    UNAIDS, under fire over a mishandled sexual assault investigation, suffers from “a broken organizational culture,” where leaders fail “to accept responsibility” and fear among staff is rampant, an expert report said Friday. The Independent Expert Report was created by UNAIDS’ oversight body following a public uproar triggered by the agency’s handling of sexual assault allegations against former deputy executive director Luiz Loures. The findings, based on dozens of interviews and hundreds of staff surveys, said the agency tasked with coordinating the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is led by a secretariat engulfed in “a crisis which threatens its vital...
  • U.S. fails to win enough support at U.N. to condemn Hamas

    12/06/2018 7:17:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | December 6, 2018 6:47 PM | Michelle Nichols
    A U.S. attempt to get the United Nations to condemn violence by Palestinian militant group Hamas for the first time failed on Thursday because the draft resolution fell short of votes needed in the General Assembly. The resolution required two-thirds support and while Assembly resolutions are non-binding, they can carry political weight. The U.S. text received 87 votes in favor, 58 against, 32 abstentions and 16 countries did not vote. In an earlier procedural move requested by Kuwait, the 193-member body narrowly voted to require two-thirds support and not a simple majority for adoption of the draft resolution. Outgoing U.S....