Tag: World Government

Israel says it stopped Palestinian bid for full UN membership

Israel announced Sunday that it had blocked an upcoming bid by the Palestinians to gain full membership at the United Nations — saving the U.S. from having to veto such a push if it came before the Security Council. It was just last month that Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said he would seek full membership this […]

Rosneft committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Board of Directors of Rosneft Oil Company approved the strategic guidelines and Public statement “Rosneft: contributing to implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals”. Starting in 2010, Rosneft has participated in the UN Global Compact and shares its core principles. The UN Global Compact urges its members to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals aimed […]

China passes Japan to become UN’s No. 2 contributor

Beijing’s gain could prove Tokyo’s loss in terms of clout China will become the second-largest monetary sponsor of the United Nations, behind only the U.S., under newly adopted contribution plans, knocking Japan from a spot it has held since the 1980s. The General Assembly on Saturday adopted a resolution increasing the Chinese contribution to 12.005% for […]

Paris Is Burning Over Climate Change Taxes

The City of Lights, Paris, has been illuminated in recent days by cars set alight by thousands of protesting “Yellow Vests”—largely middle class people who earn their living by driving or who commute to get to work. The cause of their ire is a scheduled 25 cents-per-gallon increase in gas taxes, and about 10 cents […]

Fight against ‘Big Brother’ surveillance toys gets serious

Privacy organization calls for ‘smart’ regs for ‘smart’ playtime Privacy organizations have been campaigning in the United States for several years for regulations to protect children from internet-connected “smart” toys such as dolls and games that enable the manufacturers to listen to their playtime. Now the effort is going global. The Electronic Privacy Information Center is urging the European […]

Majority of UN nations back migration deal; United States doesn’t

Defying fierce opposition from the United States and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of the countries at the U.N. agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration. The debate over the Global Compact for Migration, the first of its kind, has proven to be a pivotal […]

For G20 leaders, greater problems yet to come

World leaders heading home after the weekend G20 might be justified in breathing brief sighs of relief. Unlike at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit two weeks ago, the heads of state were able to agree on a joint communiqué. A landmark meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping was claimed […]

Climate-change Narrative Challenged by Unusual Weather & Scientific Studies

The weather seems determined not to cooperate with climate alarmists, who insist that the globe is warming up to dangerous levels and that we have only 12 years to completely change the way we live in order to forestall disaster. On Tuesday, Houston received the earliest snowfall ever recorded. The November 13 snowfall, which only […]

Error in major climate study revealed – warming NOT higher than expected

A major new climate study in the journal Nature got worldwide media coverage for finding that the oceans warmed dramatically faster than previously thought — but now the researchers have retracted that conclusion after a man in the United Kingdom blogged about flaws he discovered in the paper. Just two weeks after publication, the study […]

Co-author defends U.N. migration pact as opposition swells

The Swiss diplomat who helped negotiate a United Nations migration pact has defended the accord against mounting criticism, saying it helps small countries like Switzerland defend their interests. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was instigated after the migration crisis in Europe in 2015, which saw the biggest influx of refugees and […]