The UN and “single scary causes”: A long but illuminating read

From time to time, I have commented on the remarkable similarities between the UN generated fear of CO2 and the UN generated “centrality” of the so-called Israeli-Arab (or if you prefer, the Israel-Palestinian) conflict. Both of which are virtually guaranteed to lead to heated and – sadly, far too often incredibly ill-informed – diatribes emanating…

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…

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…

UNEP sails on the unchartered waters of the UN

Not too long ago, during the rather fruitless search for something or other in the ever-growing maze of the United Nations, I had stumbled across the Dag Hammarskjöld Library where one can (at least according to today’s tagline) “Explore the World’s Organization”. During the course of retracing our path through this maze, today, my mouse…

UN enters US$4.5 trillion twilight zone

By way of introduction, just in case you missed it, there are at least two new kids on the new, improved, ever-growing UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) block (or maze to be more precise), The first (which I wrote about here) is called “United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme” or UNEA,…