Category Archives: UN

UN reports sharp deterioration in Mali since Canadian peacekeepers arrived

In a sobering new report, the head of the United Nations says the security situation in Mali has sharply deteriorated over the past three months even as demand for food aid and other humanitarian assistance has skyrocketed.

The assessment by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres coincides with the presence of Canadian peacekeepers in Mali, and suggests the country is in many ways worse off now than when they first arrived in June.


Curbing climate change will cost the world £1.8TRILLION every year for two decades, UN-backed report claims

The money will be needed for new energy infrastructure – wind, solar and electricity storage – as well as technologies that can capture excess CO2 from the atmosphere.

Other costs will be from the effect of rising sea levels devastating coastlines, heatwaves and droughts devastating crops and the spread of tropical diseases such as malaria as the Earth warms.


Canada plans to “lead the charge” on the UN’s global refugee plan

“There are few moments in history where the world comes together to devise a new plan that holds the promise of improving the lives of millions of people. The Global Compact on Refugees…will be formally adopted by the UN General Assembly in the next couple of months—has the potential to be one of these moments.”

As beautiful and benevolent as this sounds, it does and will not translate into a pretty picture.


UN Official Whines Bolton ‘Threatening Judges of the ICC’

At a press briefing on Wednesday at the United Nations, Adama Dieng, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide at the United Nations, slammed President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton for the recent announcement that the United States will no longer recognize the International Criminal Court.

“It is simply regrettable I would say, to say the least, that a senior U.S. official – not to name him, Mr. Bolton – went to the extent of threatening judges of the ICC,” Dieng said.


Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges, says UN

A UN report has said top military figures in Myanmar must be investigated for genocide in Rakhine state and crimes against humanity in other areas.

The report, based on hundreds of interviews, is the strongest condemnation from the UN so far of violence against the Rohingya.

The army’s tactics are “consistently and grossly disproportionate to actual security threats”, it says.

I don’t think Myanmar will give a damn what an Islam dominated UN has to say on the matter.