Category Archives: United Nations

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.

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UK’s tiny number of Syrian Christian refugees sparks backlash against UN

After claims it is discriminating against Syrian christian refugees by not sending more of them to Britain, the UN has defended its policy saying it’s because so few have family links in the country.

The UN seeks to “keep families and faith communities together,” claiming “only 0.2 percent of Syrian Christian refugees have relatives in the UK” and denying claims it discriminates against the religious minority.

That’s because you don’t send any maybe?

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So what?… UN warns it is ‘running out of cash’ in urgent appeal to members

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.

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.

“Our cash flow has never been this low so early in the calendar year, and the broader trend is also concerning; we are running out of cash sooner and staying in the red longer,” he says.

Did he miss a caviar run?

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Nikki Haley Slams Human Rights Council as ‘Greatest Failure’ of the UN

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday the United Nations’ Human Rights Council is the “greatest failure” of the international organization given its continued support to dictatorial regimes and entrenched bias against Israel.

“The Human Rights Council has provided cover, not condemnation, for the world’s most inhumane regimes,” Haley said in remarks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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Report: UN Ignored Antisemitism for Decade

JERUSALEM, July 9, 2018 — UN agencies, officials and experts tasked with combating racism are failing to act against hatred, incitement and violence against Jews, according to a major new report by UN Watch, the Geneva-based human rights monitoring group, which examined a decade of UN actions from 2008 through 2017.

The 40-page report, entitled “The United Nations and Antisemitism: 2008-2017 Report Card,” was presented today in the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem, at a hearing chaired by Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party. Senior officials including Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked and Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog, as well as Irwin Cotler, the human rights lawyer and former Canadian justice minister, also addressed the meeting.

h/t Marvin

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The UN Fraudulently Addresses “Extreme Poverty” in the United States

Is the United Nations a group of people of good faith, joining together in the effort to help bring peace and justice and economic development to the world? Or is it a group of haters of freedom and capitalism engaged primarily in spewing ignorance, malice or both toward the United States? For a clue, you might take a look at the “Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on his mission to the United States of America,” recently issued by the UN’s so-called Human Rights Council.

Yes, this is the same Human Rights Council from which the U.S. just announced its withdrawal. It is also the same Human Rights Council that includes among its members China, Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela — with ambassadors who think that the best use of their time and resources is to criticize the economic and human rights record of the U.S.

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‘The Most Savage and Despotic Nations in the World’: Aussie Senator’s Push to Ditch UN

In a move to shed light on “Muslim bias” in the UN Human Rights Council, an Australian lawmaker is calling for his country to leave the global organization just like the US government just did.

Fraser Anning, a senator for Queensland, took to social media to voice his concerns with the group.

In a Facebook post, Anning scolds the UN Council for hosting “some of the most savage and despotic nations in the world.”

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Haley Blasts ‘Misleading’ and ‘Politically Motivated’ UN Report Focused on Extreme Poverty in America

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley responded to Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Liz Warren (D-MA) Thursday after they wrote her to call attention to a report from UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Alston. Alston examined extreme poverty in the U.S. and claimed that the Trump administration was worsening the conditions of Americans living in poverty.

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UN Has Only Recommended Tiny Token Numbers of Syrian Christians for Resettlement in the UK

Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2017

Critics accused the United Nations in general and the British government in particular of continuing to discriminate against Christian refugees in favor of Muslim refugees from Syria. Barnabas Fund said it had “finally obtained figures proving that the UN has only recommended tiny token numbers of Syrian Christians … for resettlement in the UK,” whereas the “overwhelming majority of refugees recommended by the UN have been Sunni Muslims who form the majority in Syria. But Christians, and other minorities, have been repeatedly targeted for attack by Islamist groups such as IS… Disturbingly, UK officials tried to prevent the release of this information.” – United Nations and the United Kingdom; Barnabas Fund.

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US blocks UN resolution condemning Israel for deaths in Gaza clashes

The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border, diplomats said.

The draft council statement also expressed “grave concern at the situation at the border.” And it reaffirmed “the right to peaceful protest” and expressed the council’s “sorrow at the loss of innocent Palestinian lives.”

The Israeli military on Saturday night identified 10 of the 15 people reported killed during violent protests along the Gaza security fence as members of Palestinian terrorist groups, and published a list of their names and positions in the organizations.

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Fake News: Trump cuts jeopardise lives of millions of Palestinian refugees, UN warns

The head of the main United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees has warned that the organisation is facing the most severe funding crisis in its history, threatening its support to an estimated 5.3 million people, including more than 400,000 inside Syria.

Pierre Krähenbühl, commissioner general of the UN Relief and Works Agency, added that cuts in support to the already impoverished and demoralised population his organisation supports – many of them victims of recent conflict – risked radicalising a new generation of young Palestinians.

I note the Pallies always have money for weapons. Let the Arabs take care of their own, UNWRA is a scam.

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Nikki Haley savages UN for slamming Israel & turning blind eye to ‘horrendous’ problems in Middle East

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley torched top Palestinian officials in a blistering speech during a meeting of the UN Security Council.

Haley did not flinch in her direct response to the slight by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas who walked out of the chamber before her remarks, and in her direct shot at top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat who had told her to “shut up” about criticism of Abbas earlier this month.

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UNICEF children’s rights campaigner – who led UK’s anti-smacking campaign – is jailed for rape of boy, 12

A leading children’s rights campaigner, who helped governments around the world tackle the issue of abuse, has been jailed for raping a 12-year-old boy.

Former UNICEF consultant Peter Newell admitted three counts of indecent assault and two counts of buggery and was sentenced to six years, eight months in prison.

He has also been placed on the sex offenders register indefinitely.

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