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  • UNICEF campaigner Peter Newell jailed for rape of boy

    02/16/2018 1:04:31 PM PST · by WisconsinRep · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 16 February 2018 | James Fielding
    EXCLUSIVE: Top UNICEF children's rights campaigner - who led UK's anti-smacking campaign - is jailed for rape of boy, 13, in latest charity sex scandal - Peter Newell was a leading children's rights campaigner who worked for UNICEF - The 77-year-old, from London, led the UK's anti smacking campaign in a long and distinguished career - Newell also helped prepare UNICEF's Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child - But now he is facing six years and eight months in jail for the abuse of a young boy - The 'horrific' sexual assaults took place over...
  • UN aid workers raped 60,000 people as it’s claimed organisation employs 3,300 paedophiles

    02/15/2018 8:44:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    A WHISTLE blower has claimed UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade as aid workers indulge in sex abuse unchecked around the world. The claim is in a bombshell dossier that former senior United Nations official Andrew Macleod handed over to DFID Secretary Priti Patel last year. A whistle blower has claimed UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade 6 A whistle blower has claimed UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade In it, Professor Macleod also estimated there are 3,300 paedophiles working for the...
  • Congress Laying Groundwork to Boycott U.N. Body After Rash of Anti-Israel Measures

    02/12/2018 1:51:24 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 12, 2018 | Adam Kredo
    U.N. Human Rights Council singled out for anti-Israel, anti-Semitic action Congress is laying the groundwork to remove America from a United Nations human rights body that lawmakers claim uses American taxpayer funds to unduly target Israel for criticism and promote anti-Semitism, according to officials familiar with the effort. A new congressional resolution gathering support among lawmakers calls out the U.N. Human Rights Council, or UNHRC, for what many allege is its virulently anti-Israel bias and urges the body to enact massive reforms or face a cut off of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars. Rep. Joe Wilson (R., S.C.), a member...
  • Haley slams Russia at GOP retreat

    02/03/2018 8:44:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 65 replies
    edition.cnn.com ^ | February 2, 2018 | Zachary Cohen
    US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed Russia at the GOP retreat in West Virginia on Thursday, definitively telling Republican lawmakers that Moscow "is not, will not, be our friend." "As long as their government has the values that it has, and as long as it conducts itself the way it does internationally," Haley said. Haley made it very clear that Russia meddled in the 2016 US election but also noted that "there is no reason to think the Russian interference made any difference between who won and lost."
  • UN envoy: Gaza on verge of 'full collapse'

    01/31/2018 12:53:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/18 | Elad Benari
    UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Tuesday that Hamas-controlled Gaza on the verge of "full collapse", AFP reported. According to Mladenov, a key to saving Gaza from disaster was restoring the government of Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas to power there, a decade after it was forced out by Hamas in a bloody coup. "Without that Gaza risks exploding in our face again, this time in a far more deadly and violent manner than in the past," Mladenov was quoted as having said at the annual conference of Israel's Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv....
  • UN envoy: Gaza on verge of ‘total systems collapse’

    01/30/2018 6:56:07 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 60 replies
    The Jersualem Post ^ | 1/30/2018 | Herb Keinon
    Gaza is beyond a “humanitarian crisis” and “on the verge of a total systems failure,” UN Mideast envoy Nickolay Mladenov said Tuesday.
  • Russia: The prospect of regime change in North Korea is a serious concern

    01/22/2018 10:41:37 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    “The prospect of regime change is a serious concern. The Kremlin understands that (U.S. President Donald) Trump is unpredictable. They felt more secure with Barack Obama that he would not take any action that would explode the situation, but with Trump they don’t know.” Kortunov, the think-tank chief close to the Russian Foreign Ministry, said he did not think the Kremlin’s defense of Kim Jong Un was based on any personal affection or support for North Korea’s leadership, likening Moscow’s pragmatic backing to that it has given Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Moscow’s position was motivated by a belief the status...
  • Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

    01/18/2018 9:28:53 PM PST · by Fedora · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01/18/2018 | Rebecca Ratcliffe
    The United Nations has allowed sexual harassment and assault to flourish in its offices around the world, with accusers ignored and perpetrators free to act with impunity, the Guardian has been told.Dozens of current and former UN employees described a culture of silence across the organisation and a flawed grievance system that is stacked against victims.Of the employees interviewed, 15 said they had experienced or reported sexual harassment or assault within the past five years. The alleged offences ranged from verbal harassment to rape.Seven of the women had formally reported what happened, a route that campaigners say is rarely pursued...
  • Hotovely: 'UNWRA perpetuates Israeli-Palestinian conflict'

    01/17/2018 3:37:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18
    Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely blasted UNRWA in an interview with the BBC. "UNWRA should do its job and cease being an agency which perpetuates fake refugees"...
  • China, Russia, and the Long 'Unipolar Moment'

    01/17/2018 10:22:52 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 18 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | N. Sears
    Despite the “rise and fall of the unipolar concert,” China and Russia’s balancing strategies have backfired: they are not leading to multipolarity, but are actually reinforcing unipolarity. The reason is that China and Russia’s balancing strategies have focused on regional “revisionism,” which has provoked powerful responses in East Asia and Europe to contain them. Russia’s balancing strategy has to a large extent proven to be counter-productive. Instead of preventing the expansion of NATO through a “divide and conquer” strategy, or driving a diplomatic wedge between the United States and Europe, Russian revisionism has united NATO...Perhaps most illustrative of all, a...
  • Syrian Kurds appeal to UN as Turkey prepares to attack

    01/17/2018 9:59:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    AP News ^ | 1-17-18 | SARAH EL DEEB and SUZAN FRASER
    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's dominant Kurdish party on Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to act quickly to ensure the safety of Kurdish-controlled territories in the country's north, including an enclave that Turkey has threatened to attack. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will launch a military offensive in the coming days against territories controlled by the dominant Syrian Kurdish militia in northwestern and eastern Syria, and in particular the enclave of Afrin, where an estimated 1 million people live.
  • UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA

    01/16/2018 3:49:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18 | Elad Benari
    MainAll NewsMiddle EastUN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA Antonio Guterres says UNRWA is "an important factor of stability" in the Middle East. Contact Editor Elad Benari, 17/01/18 00:06 Share Antonio GuterresAntonio GuterresReuters UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday he was "very concerned" by reports that the U.S. had cut its funding to UNRWA, the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”, by half. According to AFP, Guterres said he had not been informed of Washington's decision. "I strongly hope that in the end, it will be possible for the...
  • Visiting North Korea? Draft a will and make funeral plans, State Department says

    01/15/2018 10:04:04 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-15-2018 | Katherine Lam
    Americans can travel to North Korea, if they wish -- but it may just be a death wish, the U.S. State Department cautioned. The State Department last week issued a stark warning to people setting out for the Hermit Kingdom, cautioning that anyone heading to the dangerous dictatorship should prepare for the possibility of not returning. “The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea,” the State Department published Wednesday on its website. Those who wish to travel to North Korea must...
  • Iran Caught in “Missile Trap” After UN Report

    01/15/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 30 replies
    IranWire ^ | January 13, 2018
    Iran’s missile program has been the target of criticism by the US and the European Union for quite some time. When Yemeni Houthi rebels launched a missile toward Saudi Arabia on November 5, 2017, Iran was accused of having supplied it to them, a charge Iranian officials categorically denied. But on Friday, January 12, a United Nations panel concluded that the Islamic Republic had violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to the Shi'ite rebels in Yemen. In the 79-page report, the panel accuses Iran of violating UN Security Council Resolution 2216, passed in...
  • UN Finds Iranian Weapons Supplied To Yemeni Rebels, Violating UN Embargo

    01/15/2018 8:01:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A United Nations panel in a new report has concluded that Iran violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to Shi'ite rebels in Yemen, backing up accusations made repeatedly by the United States. (excerpt "The panel said it came to the conclusion that Iran had manufactured the weapons the Yemeni rebels fired at Saudi Arabia, which leads an Arab coalition fighting on the side of the government against the rebels in Yemen's civil war. The panel said it found that design features of the missile debris were "consistent with those of the Iranian-designed and...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Is Francis Disoriented by the United Nations?

    01/13/2018 6:02:02 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | David Martin
    On Monday Pope Francis delivered the annual papal address to the diplomatic corps – the Vatican's ambassadors from over 180 nations. His speech focused on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations 70 years ago this past December 10. The pope said, "At a distance of seventy years, it is painful to see how many fundamental rights continue to be violated today." The problem is that the United Nations is not about fundamental rights, but about the rights to revolt from God. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948...
  • 99 percent of "Palestine Refugees" are fake

    01/13/2018 3:27:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/1/18 | Daniel Pipes
    ..... ....Yes, contrary to what one might expect, the Government of Israel wanted continued U.S. payments to UNRWA, fearing that their termination might cause a new intifada, the collapse of the Palestinian Authority, or renewed warfare with Hamas. Also, Jerusalem sees UNRWA as a lesser evil than alternative recipients of the money, such as the PA. ..... And even if no one replaced U.S. donations, denying UNRWA money does not get to the heart of the problem, which lies not in its sponsored activities but in its perpetuating and expanding population of "Palestine refugees" in three unique, even bizarre ways:...
  • LEAKED: New UN Boss Reveals Chilling Plot To Promote Global Mass Migration

    01/13/2018 12:58:50 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 69 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 1/13/2018 | Tea Party
    The United Nations has one mission above all others – to break down the borders of independent nations and mix cultures all over the planet, in order to bring all of humanity under a New World Order: a single bureaucratic tyranny. And they just made a serious move that has Patriots on edge.
  • Donald Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comments Are Racist, United Nations Says Amid Global Backlash

    01/12/2018 12:53:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 84 replies
    www.newsweek.com ^ | On 1/12/18 at 6:43 AM | By Chantal Da Silva
    The United Nations has condemned President Donald Trump's "racist" description of African nations and Haiti as "shithole countries," amid global outrage over the vulgar comments. In a discussion with lawmakers on immigration, Trump reportedly asked why the U.S. should accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries." The United Nations human rights office on Friday rejected his words as "racist" and inciting xenophobia. "These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States. There is no other word one can use but 'racist,'" U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a Geneva news briefing when asked about...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon Has Had It With ‘Racist’ Donald Trump

    01/12/2018 3:23:45 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 130 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12 Jan 18 | Matt Wilstein
    The first words from Lemon’s broadcast tonight: ‘The president of the United States is racist.’Last December, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump often “hate-watches” CNN, “especially Don Lemon.” If he was watching Lemon’s 10 p.m. broadcast Thursday night, the first words he heard were, “The president of the United States is racist.” “A lot of us already knew that,” the anchor added. But it has rarely been quite as apparent than it was earlier in the afternoon when Trump, referring to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations, reportedly asked members of Congress, “Why are...