Category Archives: United Nations

Study: Oceans Heating up Like ‘3.6 Billion Hiroshima Atom-Bomb Explosions’

A study released this week from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Science Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, claimed the world’s oceans are warming at the same rate as if five atomic bombs were dropped into the sea every second.

1998: Joe Biden Urged U.S. to ‘Dethrone’ Saddam Hussein over Weapons of Mass Destruction

Former Vice President Joe Biden urged the U.S. government in 1998 to pursue a strategy to ‘dethrone’ Saddam Hussein over allegations the Iraqi strongman was hiding weapons of mass destruction. 

American U.N. Envoy: U.S. Ready for Talks with Iran ‘Without Preconditions’

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft wrote a letter to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday stating the U.S. is “ready to engage without preconditions in serious negotiations with Iran, with the goal of preventing further endangerment of international peace and security or escalation by the Iranian regime.”

Report: Iran Tortured, Sexually Abused, and Killed Protesters in Detention

A report from the Paris-based Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) on Sunday charged Iranian officials with killing one person who was detained during last month’s protests and torturing several others.

Christmas Miracle: U.N. Celebrates as It Approves Own $3 Billion Budget with Bonus for 2020

The U.N. General Assembly on Friday adopted a budget of $3,073,830,500 for operations to cover the year 2020, after claiming throughout 2019 it was underfunded and in need of an urgent financial bailout via increased global taxpayer contributions.

U.N. Approves China-Backed Internet Convention, Alarming Rights Advocates

(AFP) — The United Nations on Friday approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom.

U.N. Imposes Strict Gender Quotas on British Army for Africa Jihadi Fight

The United Nations has placed strict gender quotas on a British Army peacekeeping deployment to Mali in west Africa, demanding more females are sent under the auspices of a special bureaucratic directive.

Pope Francis: Trust in Multilateralism Is ‘Indispensable for Building a Peaceful World’

Pope Francis reiterated his belief Friday that a multilateral and globalist approach to geopolitics is the key to world peace.

China, Russia Lead Failed U.N. Push to Remove North Korea Sanctions

Representatives from China and Russia urged the United Nations Security Council on Monday to lift sanctions on North Korea imposed in the aftermath of its last nuclear weapons test in 2017, failing to convince their American counterpart to support the move.

Ben Stiller, Cate Blanchett Star in U.N. Refugee Video Warning Fear of Refugees Is on the Rise

Hollywood stars, including Cate Blanchett, Ben Stiller, and Benedict Cumberbatch, starred in a United Nations refugee video that proclaimed that “negative stereotyping and fear” of refugees is “on the rise.”

Report: Bureaucrats Sabotage Aid Programs for Persecuted Christians and Yazidis

A report at RealClearPolitics (RCP) on Wednesday charged that bureaucrats in the U.S. State Department under the Obama administration deliberately thwarted aid programs for Christians and Yazidis subjected to genocidal attacks in Iraq by the Islamic State. The entrenched bureaucratic “resistance” to these programs has continued throughout the Trump administration.

Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Influenced by Progressive Nonprofit

Facebook has published an update on its work to develop a “Global Oversight Board,” that commentators have colloquially dubbed the “Facebook Supreme Court.” The update reveals Facebook worked closely with a progressive nonprofit that pushes causes like climate change, “diversity,” and “sustainability” to corporations around the world.