To the best of my knowledge, not one senior New York
figure seemed to be aware that there had been a long-standing
Western strategy, led primarily by Washington, to keep the UN weak.
Even during the Cold War, when Moscow and Washington disagreed on
everything, both nations actively conspired together to keep the UN
weak. They did so through a variety of instruments: selecting
pliable secretaries-general, such as Kurt Waldheim, bullying the UN
Secretary-general into dismissing or sidelining competent or
conscientious UN civil servants who showed any backbone, squeezing
UN budgets; and, of course, planting CIA and KGB spies in all
corners of the UN system. All this was well known to anyone who
worked within the UN system. The Great Convergence:
There is no such thing as the United Nations. United States makes the
U.N. work when it wants it to work. If the U.N. secretary building in
New York lost 10 stories, it would not make a bit of difference" John
" ...since work at the United Nations began in 1985
on a treaty seeking, as its title declares, the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer
Space, the U.S. has not supported it. Canada, Russia and China have
been leaders in urging passage of this PAROS treaty, and there has been
virtually universal backing from nations around the world. But by
balking, U.S. administration after administration has prevented its
passage. With the Trump administration, more than non-support of the PAROS
treaty is probable. A drive by the U.S. to weaponize space appears in
the offing." Counterpunch
"Overall, a median of 58% across the 39 countries
surveyed express favorable views of the UN, with just 27% holding an unfavorable
opinion. South Koreans express the highest support (84%). Ban Ki-moon,
who heads the UN, is South Korean. Meanwhile, roughly eight-in-ten
Indonesians and Filipinos approve of the international body. Support is
also high in Africa, and most of Europe and Latin America." Pew
(October 31,2008) 147 states at the
United Nations voted overwhelmingly to move forward with work on an Arms Trade Treaty. Only the US and
Zimbabwe voted against it. Code
of Conduct For Arms Sales
We have a global economy run
by transnational corporations--and
no effective global governance at all to balance it.
US owes 1.2 Billion to the UN (10/2010)
Nations Foundation: Millennium Development Goals
THE EIGHTH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPEN WORKING GROUP ON
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3-7 FEBRUARY 2014
Quiz: Republicans actually
oppose agenda 21, an attempt at sustainability of the planet,
(a) they don't care about their grandchildren.
(b) they are corporate stooges.
(c) they are stupid.
(d) it is not cost effective to save the planet.
(e) they are looking forward to the rapture.
Use the feedback response below to submit your answer. If
other, please explain.)
Millenium Development Goals
Development Goals in Action.
UN's Go To Guy (HBO film to be aired May 6, 2010)