Tag: United Nations

Trump Exits UN “Postal Union”

Citing outrageous subsidies for Communist China that harm American producers, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. government would be withdrawing from the United Nations Universal Postal Union (UPU). If the organization refuses to end the scam whereby Chinese shippers can ship their goods to the United States from China cheaper than American firms can […]

Why U.N. climate report cannot be trusted

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released “Global Warming of 1.5 C,” dubbed SR15, an IPCC special report last week, claiming that, unless governments virtually eliminate human production of carbon dioxide (CO2), we are headed toward a climate catastrophe. The UK’s The Guardian reported that the report authors say, “urgent and unprecedented changes […]

U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal From U.N. Human Rights Council

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaks Tuesday at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. After more than a year of complaints and warnings — some subtle and others a little less so — the Trump administration has announced that the United States is withdrawing from […]

Thailand Endorses Call to Make UN More Effective

“The United Nations needs to adapt to meet the challenges of the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) environment to fulfil its noble mission of peace and security, development, and human rights,” he said on the last day of speeches by delegation leaders to the Assembly’s annual debate, which has seen scores of presidents and […]

UN ending 13-year military peacekeeping mission in Haiti

A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil and catastrophe is coming to an end as the last of the blue-helmeted soldiers from around the world leave despite concerns that the police and justice system are still not adequate to ensure security in the country.The U.N. […]

Statement by United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

“This morning I met with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza. I was encouraged by the firm commitment of President Abbas and the Government to return to Gaza under the full control of the legitimate Palestinian Authority. This is essential for resolving the humanitarian situation as soon as possible, most notably the crippling electricity […]

UN chief urges Burma to end ‘nightmare’ for Rohingyas

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar’s authorities on Thursday to immediately end military operations that have sent over 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh.Guterres called the crisis “the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare.”Advertisement (1 of 1): 0:11Passer dans 3 sThe U.N. chief warned that the humanitarian crisis is […]

Trump’s UN speech rejected globalism and cultural imperialism

It is a brand new era in U.S. foreign policy — gone are the days of “leading from behind” and “apology tours” — as world leaders from Israel to Afghanistan praise America’s more forceful approach to the world under President Trump, as epitomized by his first speech to the United Nations.In his speech Tuesday to […]

Trump’s UN speech may lead to a war that no one wants

The ostensible purpose of President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was to explain to the world why “America First” is an idea other countries should embrace. It was to be “a deeply philosophical address,” a White House official promised. Instead, the speech will inevitably be remembered for just two words: “Rocket Man,” […]

Netanyahu Responds to UN ‘Absurdities’ on Israel: ‘It’s Called the Bible. I Highly Recommend It’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday attacked “absurdities” in U.N. agencies’ treatment of Israel, invoking tennis legend John McEnroe, the Bible – and penguins – in a speech that was in turn deadly serious about Iran, upbeat about Israeli diplomatic breakthroughs, and thankful to the Trump administration for its outspoken support.Israeli leaders do not […]