UN and Syria: Recipe for action or recycled (“climate change” inaction) disaster distraction?

12/20/2015 Please note updates below A few days ago, much ado was launched by the United Nations (UN) Security Council’s resolution on a so-called “peace process” for Syria. This was endorsed and praised by probably the most ill-informed (or hypocritical, you may take your pick) US Secretary of State, John Kerry, aka US global-gallivanter per…

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UN: the “hope and home of all humankind”

I’m not sure quite where to begin this post on the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations! The UN’s perennially globetrotting (and obviously oblivious to his <gasp> carbon footprint) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has been out and about delivering carefully scripted speeches to all who’ve been commandeered to listen. In case you missed it (I know…

Through the eye of the needle

One of the things that continues to astound me about the ever-growing maze of arms, elbows. hands, fingers etc. of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) – which, as I have previously noted, is the unchartered “child” of ECOSOC – is that regardless of what might be going on in the world, neither hell nor…

Of United Nations’ voices, visions and values

A few days ago, I came across an article at the Gatestone Institute regarding the hot diplomatic water in which the Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, found herself by failing to follow “the rules” (my bold -hro): […] Wallström’s criticism of “medieval” conditions in Saudi Arabia has caused great parts of the Muslim world to…

Ban Ki-moon unscripted … or not?!

Well, it seems that there have been more laps and lapses in Lima than one could shake a stick at! A close to never-ending story if ever there was one! Not the least of which were Greenpeace’s attention-seeking and appallingly disrespectful acts of destruction. Nonetheless, this annual dance to nowhere land was supposed to have…

Aiding Haiti: the UN vs Israel

Haiti is known as one of the poorest nations in the world. Indeed mother nature has not been kind to its inhabitants. Nor have the many arms of the self-glorifying, ever-expanding United Nations. The UN – and particularly its unmandated arm, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) – has a long-standing “tradition” of self-aggrandizement and…