United Nations

  • Bolton Reviews UN at 70 Years

    September 10, 2014

    As the 70th anniversary of the UN approaches in 2015, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton writes that large portions of the UN apparatus have "gone far astray" and that its political institutions are "broken."

  • UNFPA Advocates for Development Agenda Based on Human Rights

    September 10, 2014

    The Director of the UN Population Fund ("UNFPA") is the latest UN official to press for the idea that "sustainable development" should be based on the concept of economic, social, and cultural human rights, including "sexual and reproductive health" rights.

  • UN Pressures Countries to Commit to Climate Measures

    September 10, 2014

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced that ahead of a 2015 climate summit in Paris, aimed at producing a new global pact on climate change, the UN will hold an event in New York this month seeking to push countries to commit to concrete actions on climate change.

  • World Bank Seeks $700 Billion Yearly Climate Change Investment

    September 10, 2014

    The UN's World Bank has called for the U.S. and other countries to increase public financing in developing countries and to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions in order to promote funding of over $700 billion per year in what it says are needed investments in combating climate change.

  • Report Finds Disorganized UN Climate Apparatus

    September 03, 2014

    George Russell writes that a report from the UN's Joint Inspection Unit indicates duplication, inefficiency, and absence of oversight within the UN's various initiatives to fight global warming and promote the concept of "sustainability."

  • Schaefer and Kim: U.S. Should Link Foreign Aid to UN Voting

    September 03, 2014

    Brett Schaefer and Anthony Kim of the Heritage Foundation have called for the U.S. Congress to require the linkage of U.S. foreign aid to countries' UN voting records in order to encourage support for U.S. priorities at the global body.

  • WHO Pushes UN Climate Agenda

    September 03, 2014

    The UN's World Health Organization ("WHO") has published an article calling for countries to save "millions of lives" by fighting climate change and arguing that global warming "is already causing tens of thousands of deaths every year."

  • World Bank Refers to "Moral Duty" to Halt Climate Change

    September 03, 2014

    The World Bank's special envoy for climate change has called on developed countries to fulfill their "moral responsibility" to combat global warming and predicts calls from attendees at a UN conference of small island nations for climate change to be considered an issue of "justice" and "rights."

  • UN Creates Cataclysmic Weather Forecasts to Publicize Summit

    September 03, 2014

    A series of videos the UN is using to publicize an upcoming climate summit in New York contains imaginary weather forecasts set in 2050 depicting near-apocalyptic floods, searing heat, and other massive natural disasters caused by global warming.

  • Obama Seeks to Bypass Congress with Climate Deal

    August 29, 2014

    The New York Times reports that because he would be unable to receive support for a legally binding climate treaty in the U.S. Congress, President Barack Obama will push for a deal in which an existing 1992 climate treaty is updated with "voluntary pledges," thus bypassing the need for ratification.

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