United Nations

  • UN Panel: Increased Efficiency Will Pay for Climate Action

    March 27, 2017

    Citing research from its International Resource Panel, the UN Environment Programme has asserted that the best way for governments to pay the trillions of dollars necessary to implement the UN's climate change agenda is through "smarter and more efficient use of the world’s natural resources."

  • UNESCO Lab Promotes "Equity-Weighted Policies"

    March 27, 2017

    A recent UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) press release on its Inclusive Policy Lab demonstrates how the UN agency is seeking to push national governments to implement "inclusive and equity-weighted policies" as part of the UN's agendas on "sustainable development" and economic rights.

  • UNESCO Promotes "Citizenship Education" at Dubai Forum

    March 24, 2017

    UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova participated in various events at the recent Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai to promote her organization's "Global Citizenship Education" agenda, which targets young people with curricula on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how to expand "understanding between cultures."

  • UNESCO Features Piece Condemning "Extreme Economic Inequality"

    March 24, 2017

    An article in UNESCO's World Social Science Report 2016 by the executive director of Oxfam International asserts that governments must combat the "unfair and morally lacking" phenomenon of "extreme economic inequality" through redistributive policies such as progressive income tax policies and the expansion of social protection schemes.

  • White House Proposes UN Climate Budget Cuts

    March 24, 2017

    The website Climate Home outlines how the Trump Administration's proposed budget appears to target for funding cuts various multilateral initiatives established to combat global warming, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the UN's Green Climate Fund.

  • World Bank Approves Grant for "Green Energy" in China

    March 24, 2017

    As part of the organization's drive to advance the UN's climate agenda, the World Bank has approved a grant from the Global Environment Facility designed to push the Chinese government toward increased energy efficiency, a reduction of the country’s dependence on coal, and better reporting on national progress toward implementing environmental goals.

  • UN Chief Eyes Mandatory Dues to Remedy Cholera Outbreak

    March 23, 2017

    The New York Times reports that the UN's inability to raise the necessary funds from member states to combat a continuing cholera outbreak in Haiti, caused six years ago through the conduct of UN peacekeepers, has led Secretary-General António Guterres to consider a mandatory dues assessment to plug the funding gap.

  • Schaefer: US Must Lead by Leaving UN Climate Deal

    March 23, 2017

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation has called on the Trump Administration to "demonstrate US leadership," fidelity to constitutional principles, and friendship for Israel by withdrawing from the UN's Paris climate deal and quitting the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  • UN Removes "Apartheid Israel" Report from Website

    March 22, 2017

    An article in The Washington Post links pressure from US and Israeli officials with the removal from a UN website of a report condemning Israel's "apartheid" regime and the resignation of the head of the issuing UN agency, though a UN spokesman denied the removal was related to the report's content.

  • US Targets UN Climate, Peacekeeping Funding Cuts

    March 22, 2017

    CBS News reports that the Trump Administration's recent budget proposal would target various UN programs for significant funding cuts, particularly peacekeeping programs and initiatives working to implement the international organization's agenda on global warming.

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