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  • North Korea to let U.N. aviation agency officials conduct on-site missile safety inspection

    08/19/2018 9:18:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | August 19, 2018
    North Korea has agreed to allow International Civil Aviation Organization staff to conduct an on-site inspection to ensure the safety of international flights from the country’s missile launches, according to officials with the Montreal-based U.N. agency. An official with North Korea’s General Administration of Civil Aviation gave the assurance when high-ranking ICAO representatives visited the country in May, ICAO officials said. The 192-member ICAO is now planning to send its personnel next year in order to verify what measures North Korea, which is a member of the group, has taken to keep unannounced missile launches in check as it pledged,...
  • United Nations: Peacekeeping could protect Gazans from Israel

    08/18/2018 12:17:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/8/18
    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned Israel's "violence" towards Gaza and suggested an international peacekeeping force could protect Gazans in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. The peacekeeping force could be made of civilian observers, an armed military, or a police force. Guterres also proposed increasing humanitarian aid. His suggestions come after the submission of a 14-page report requested by the General Assembly in June response to a surge of violence in Gaza. On Friday night, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon emphasized that "the only protection the Palestinian people need is from their own leadership." "Instead of...
  • Kofi Annan, Diplomat Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

    08/18/2018 5:33:22 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 18, 2018 | ALAN COWELL
    Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that left indelible stains on his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday. He was 80. His death, after a short illness, was confirmed by his family in a statement from the Kofi Annan Foundation, which is based in Switzerland. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he was the first black African to head the United Nations, and led the organization for two successive five-year...
  • UN Chief: UN ‘Running Out of Cash’

    07/30/2018 10:17:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 30, 2018 | 4:15 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    With two of out every five member states of the United Nations not yet having paid their dues for 2018, the world body says it has never been so far behind in receiving contributions by this time of the year, and officials are looking for belt-tightening options. Among the 81 countries yet to pay, by far the biggest amount due is the United States’ contribution of $591.3 million, which comprises 22 percent of the total regular budget for 2018. Next up are Brazil ($102.7 million, or 3.8 percent of the budget), Saudi Arabia ($30.8 million, 1.14 percent) and Argentina ($23.9...
  • UN human rights chief: Trump's attacks on press 'close to incitement of violence'

    08/12/2018 10:30:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 13, 2018 | Julian Borger in New York
    Donald Trump’s anti-press rhetoric is “very close to incitement to violence” that would lead to journalists censoring themselves or being attacked, the outgoing UN human rights commissioner has said. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, a Jordanian prince and diplomat, is stepping down this month as UN high commissioner for human rights after deciding not to stand for a second four-year term, in the face of a waning commitment among world powers to fighting abuses. Zeid said the Trump administration’s lack of concern about human rights marked a distinct break with previous administrations, and that Trump’s own rhetoric aimed at minorities and at...
  • Welcome Everyone, Take Our Country

    08/11/2018 3:44:51 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Should we, instead of having a border wall and sovereignty, start leaving our doors wide open and place huge signs at the former border, “Welcome everyone, and please take our country?” I remember the curiosity and kindness that greeted me in the southern part of the United States in 1978. People went out of their way to meet this foreigner to their lands who came from such a far-away country. Many did not know where my country was but they knew it was an Iron Curtain nation where people lived under religious oppression, could not go to church, have a...
  • U.S. extends small olive branch to North Korea to streamline humanitarian aid

    08/08/2018 12:59:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Pamela Falk
    The committee that monitors sanctions on North Korea for the UN Security Council approved new U.S.-backed guidelines Monday to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of hungry and impoverished civilians. The guidelines were crafted by U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and experts with the U.S. mission to the UN as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea remain high. Despite the new guidance on humanitarian aid, "the United States has been very clear that we will continue to enforce the current sanctions until we achieve the final, fully verified, denuclearization of North Korea," a U.S. official told CBS News...
  • Wikileaks Dumps Hillary Email Exposing Her Ordering US Diplomats To Steal DNA From UN Leadership

    05/07/2018 6:04:52 AM PDT · by stilloftyhenight · 133 replies
    Goldwater ^ | 05-06-2018 | By Red Pill
    There's an extremely serious dump of emails that came from Wikileaks exposing Hillary Clinton for ordering top US Diplomats to steal the DNA and passwords from United Nations leadership. The stunning email comes from the account of Hillary Clinton that used the address “hdr22@clintonemail.com”.
  • UN warns it is 'running out of cash' in urgent appeal to members

    07/27/2018 11:25:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 135 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2018 | Adam Shaw, Ben Evansky
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. is running out of money and is urging members to pay up amid a looming financial crisis for the international body. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. is In a letter to staff this week, seen by Fox News, Guterres says he has warned member states of a “troubling financial situation facing the United Nations," which he says is caused by late payments to the U.N. by member states.running out of money and is urging members to pay up amid a looming financial crisis for the international body.
  • Trump exposes United Nations hypocrisy on PLO, Hamas and Israel

    07/25/2018 9:20:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/18 | David Singer
    Haley attacked UN member States who are full of words but short on money: Delivering this message to the UN has been long overdue President Trump has challenged United Nations (UN) member States to put their money where their mouths are in a hard hitting speech delivered by US Permanent Representative to the UN - Ambassador Nikki Haley – at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East on 24 July. Following Trump’s recent dressing down of NATO – Haley attacked UN member States who are full of words but short on money when it comes to supporting...
  • UN envoy demands Trump resume funding to UNRWA

    07/24/2018 11:18:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/18 | Ben Ariel
    The UN special envoy to the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to resume funding he had cut to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN agency which assists “Palestinian refugees”. Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East and quoted by Haaretz, Mladenov said that "UNRWA’s financial crisis remains a very serious concern. At present, UNRWA needs some $217 million to sustain its work in 2018. I urge the swift mobilization of support to enable the continuity of assistance and a maintenance of stability on the ground in the region."...
  • Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel

    07/22/2018 6:58:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    bbc ^ | 07/22/2018
    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they were acting on a request from the US, the UK and other European nations. The White Helmets had become trapped in an area of south-western Syria near the border with the Golan Heights after an offensive by the Syrian military. ... The evacuees were driven to the border with the Golan Heights and taken on from there by Israeli troops to Jordan. The plan had been to evacuate 800 White Helmets and their families, but only 422 made it.
  • Singaporean faces 161 charges over illegal North Korea luxury goods

    07/21/2018 7:21:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Standard ^ | July 20, 2018
    The Singaporean director of a company accused of illegally supplying luxury items worth millions of dollars, including wines, perfumes and cosmetics, to North Korea was charged in court yesterday, Channel News Asia reports. Ng Kheng Wah faces 161 charges, including cheating charges and charges of breach of regulations under the United Nations Act. The offenses were allegedly committed between 2010 and 2017. Ng, director of OCN Singapore and said to be director of sister company T Specialist, had denied last year that he ran high-end retail stores in North Korea. He also denied stocking them with banned luxury goods. The...
  • No Matter the Question, Contraception’s the Answer

    07/14/2018 1:16:41 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 35 replies
    C-Fam Friday Fax ^ | July 13 2018 | Rebecca Oas, Ph.D.
    Family planning advocates are working hard to position contraceptives as the key to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an event on Tuesday demonstrated, however, their arguments collapse under closer scrutiny. The Wilson Center event was the third in a series focusing on the benefits of family planning for peace and security, societal resilience, and global development. Similar to previous events, the panelists stressed the importance of access to family planning and estimated the cost savings of reductions in fertility, but glossed over how to push more contraceptives in a world approaching market saturation. In a departure from...
  • U.N. official calls for 'ark' to save world from global warming

    07/07/2018 5:34:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    WND ^ | July 7, 2018 | Bob Unruh
    A United Nations official is calling for an “ark” to save the world from global warming. Climate-change skeptic Marc Morano of the Climate Depot site noted Espinosa urged the world “to make the fundamental, transformative changes necessary” to fight “global warming.” The Vatican’s International Conference was titled “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.” “If we truly want to make the fundamental, transformative changes necessary to combat climate change, perhaps what we need then is not a physical ark, but an ark of ambition for #climateaction,” she said on social media. Espinosa echoed former U.N. climate...
  • UN aid chief to visit North Korea, first visit since 2011

    07/06/2018 10:34:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | July 6, 2018 | Tom Miles, Reuters
    GENEVA: The top U.N. aid official, Mark Lowcock, will go to North Korea next week in the first such visit since 2011, the United Nations said on Friday. During his trip from July 9-12, Lowcock will meet government officials, humanitarian partners and people receiving assistance to better understand the humanitarian situation, the United Nations said....
  • Judge sets hearing in Flynn case

    07/02/2018 6:33:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 07/02/2018 04:56 PM EDT | JOSH GERSTEIN
    The hearing would be the former Trump national security adviser's first court appearance since pleading guilty more than seven months ago. A pair of legal filings suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller's office is almost-but-not-quite ready to set a sentencing date for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn have prompted a federal judge to order Flynn and lawyers for both sides to make an unexpected trip to court next week. than seven months ago. The hearing set for next Tuesday would be the first court appearance for Flynn since last December, when the former Defense Intelligence Agency chief appeared...
  • The Ten Dumbest Things I Heard About Guns At The United Nations

    07/02/2018 10:07:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 6/28/2018 | Ted Bromund
    For the past two weeks, I’ve been attending the Third U.N. Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects — mercifully abbreviated as RevCon 3 for the PoA. In theory, the purpose of the PoA — which is a political instrument, not a treaty — is to encourage cooperation on the illicit international trade in small arms. If the PoA stuck to this, it might be modestly useful. It can only be modestly useful because far too...
  • Mexico Asks UN to Stop Separating Illegal Immigrant Families.

    06/30/2018 8:26:15 AM PDT · by hapnHal · 37 replies
    30 June 18 | hapnHAL
    Mexico has asked the United Nations to intervene to prevent the United States from separating illegal immigrant families. OH THE HORROR!!! No question about it from an emotional standpoint the Optics on this are horrible Yeah it's a bad deal but who caused it? If the United States sends jack booted troops to foreign countries and knocks down doors and separates children from law-abiding parents they should be held responsible That's not the case here these people are illegally trying to invade our country These are not "undocumented workers" they're illegal aliens. We have millions of American citizens sitting in...
  • U.S. ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump's Europe comments

    06/30/2018 5:12:20 AM PDT · by Phlap · 84 replies
    CBC ^ | 06/30/2018
    The U.S. ambassador to Estonia, James Melville, is quitting the diplomatic service after 33 years, over comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump.