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Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon.

Today’s face of the day, Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon, has made history.

An Israeli ambassador to the UN will head a UN committee for the first time since joining the organization in 1949, Danon was elected after a diplomatic campaign including opposition by Muslim member-states.

After months of behind-the-scenes diplomatic struggles, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon was elected to head the UN Legal Committee (officially named the Sixth Committee) on Monday. The committee deals with sensitive topics including fighting global terrorism.

No country has more experience and expertise at fighting Islamic terrorism than Israel. No wonder the Muslim member states opposed Danon’s selection.

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Fiji Ambassador elected UN General Assembly president

While the Media party wank on about Fiji and their “democracy”, and goad John Key into taking tougher action on Fiji, the rest of the world moves on.

Fiji’s ambassador to the United Nations, Peter Thomson, has been elected the president of the organisation’s General Assembly.

Mr Thomson narrowly defeated the Cypriot ambassador, Andreas Mavroyiannis, by 94 votes to 90 in a contested election.

He will begin his one-year term in September, when Denmark’s Mogens Lykketoft finishes his term.

The post is largely ceremonial, though it has a high profile and important procedural functions and Mr Thomson will oversee the process of searching for a new UN secretary-general general.    Read more »

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Winston on Helen

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Winston Peters says if Helen Clark wants to win the United Nations’ top job, she needs to be careful how she deploys her legendary ruthlessness.

Ms Clark’s campaign to be the first female Secretary-General has hit its first serious bump, with an article in Foreign Policy magazine claiming while heading the UN Development Programme, Ms Clark “left a trail of embittered peers and subordinates” and “ruthlessly ended the careers of underlings in her quest to advance her candidacy”.

Ms Clark herself has called the allegations “totally fabricated”.

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Helen Clark steps on people to get ahead? That passes the sniff test

Helen Clark and Trevir Mallard with Labour's biggest donor, Owen Glenn, at the opening of a University building Glen paid for.

Helen Clark and Trevor Mallard with Labour’s biggest donor, Owen Glenn, at the opening of a University building Glen paid for.

Helen Clark, the U.N.’s development czar, has emerged as a front-runner in the race for U.N. secretary-general, inspiring international hopes that a powerful woman could lead the world’s preeminent diplomatic organization for the first time. Back home in New Zealand, where Clark served as prime minister from December 1999 to November 2008, the teenage pop star Lorde declared she was “all in” for her “awe-inspiring fellow countrywoman.” Fans produced T-shirts proclaiming, “Aunty Helen for UN Secretary General.”

But many of her own U.N. colleagues are not rooting for her. Clark’s seven-year stewardship of the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) has left a trail of embittered peers and subordinates, who accuse Clark of ruthlessly ending the careers of underlings in her quest to advance her candidacy and of undercutting the U.N.’s promotion of human rights. In the most controversial move, Clark’s top managers allegedly drove one UNDP official out of her job in retaliation for participating in an investigation that sharply criticized the agency’s response to mass atrocities in Sri Lanka, according to internal U.N. emails and several current and former U.N.-based officials and diplomats. The offices of the deputy U.N. secretary-general and a top aide to U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon lobbied Clark’s office to rescue the UNDP official’s career, but they were unsuccessful.

That’s our Hels.  And that’s also why she’s better off with the job at the UN rather than coming back to New Zealand and sorting out the mess she left in her wake.   Read more »

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UN does not recognise genocide against Christians in the Middle East

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The ACLJ has announced a seven-point plan to advance the cause of Christians persecuted by the Islamic State (ISIS.) They have urged U.N.Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon to recognize the genocide against Christians and to take decisive action and to press the relevant U.N. offices and bodies to do the same. The plan calls for…

  1. U.N. leadership to recognize the genocide against Christians;

  2. The U.N. Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide to fulfill its role as a catalyst;

  3. The U.N. Security Council to take the necessary steps to stop the genocide, including referrals for prosecution;

  4. International intervention to protect Christians as Iraq and Syria are failing to do so;

  5. U.S. authorities to aggressively urge the U.N. to take the above-described steps;

  6. Establishment of in-region safe zones for genocide victims; and

  7. A more effective international coalition to defeat ISIS militarily.

The ACLJ have previously run a successful campaign to get the Secretary of State John Kerry to recognise ISIS’s atrocities targeting Christians as genocide so they have now turned to the U.N. which so far, has not recognised the ongoing slaughter of Christians in the Middle East as genocide.

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UN says Sweden will be a third world country by 2030

If you import the third world in large enough numbers you will become the third world. Swedish politician Anders Borg, the former Minister of Finance, thinks that Sweden losing its cultural identity is a good thing. Back in 2013 he said that “Sweden belongs to the immigrants, not the Swedes.” A UN report has revealed that Sweden by 2030 will have lost everything that attracted the immigrants in the first place. Sweden will certainly belong to the immigrants by then but it won’t be a country worth having.

…The UN report HDI (Human Development Index) predicts a significant decrease in Swedish prosperity, unlike their Nordic neighbors, who will retain their top positions and even strengthen them globally in the long run.

In 2010 Sweden had the 15th place in the HDI rankings but according to UN forecasts, Sweden will be #25 in 2015, and in 2030 on the 45th place.

Sweden is one of few countries with such a sharp deterioration from what it had in 2010.

Finland demonstrates one of the world’s best school systems, while the Swedish school have lost competitiveness.

Fewer ends up on welfare dependency in their Nordic neighboring countries while Sweden continues to have a greater amount of family households forced to live on welfare, which are a couple factors causing the dropped global competitiveness.

Negative developments, or rather liquidations can be exemplified by Orrefors Kosta Boda, which in 1992 had 940 employees in Sweden and was a profitable industry. Today less than 100 remain in the company after further cost reductions and adaptations in order to meet global competition.

Most of today’s less developed countries such as Cuba, Mexico, the Baltic countries and Bulgaria according to the 2030 UN report will be passing Sweden in prosperity.

Even Greece, which today is more or less bankrupt, but will be on 13th place by 2030.

Sweden’s leftist establishment and media believe a cornerstone of their perfect society is multiculturalism: large scale immigration from some of the poorest, most backward nations on earth. Swedes who disagree with that plan risk being labeled racist, fascist, even Nazi.

“We had a perfectly good country,” Ingrid Carlqvist, a journalist said. “A rich country, a nice country, and in a few years’ time, that country will be gone.”

The logic should be really simple to understand, yet many have difficulties grasping it: If you import the Third World, it’s what you’ll get.

Here is the UN report:

2010–2030 UN projections of Very High HDIs

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Rudd disses Clark for President of da World

Kevin Rudd is a cock..at the best of times. He has been called much worse.

But now he has attacked the candidacy of Helen Clark for the General Secretary of the UN job….probably because he wants the job and if he can’t have it then Helen Clark shouldn’t.

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has effectively dismissed Helen Clark’s chances of becoming the next UN Secretary-General, saying she was “very capable” but it was his “firm belief” an Eastern European would get the job.

 Speaking to Indian newspaper the Hindu, Mr Rudd, who is widely rumoured to want the job himself, was asked about Helen Clark’s bid for the job.

“As I said it is my firm belief that this time we will have a UN [Secretary-General] chief from East Europe. As for Helen, I think she will be a strong candidate if we cannot find agreement between the P-5 and the other members of the Security Council on an East European candidate.”   Read more »

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Honesty, integrity, openness

The image on the left (I do apologise) is what Helen Clark looks like today.  The image on the right is what is on Helen Clark’s UN profile page, today.

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There’s such a thing as putting your best foot forward, but using a photo you used to run for (and lose) the 2008 election campaign for your run at the UN President of the World is starting to poke the borax beyond the bounds of reason.

 

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Hosking on Clark’s push to become the President of da World!

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In a nutshell, [the United Nations is] a spineless mess that has allowed the world to disintegrate before its very eyes. In the theatre of military turmoil – of which there is much – they do nothing but disagree on what to do on everything.

This leaves the United States to play global sheriff, and when the United States is led by a bloke like Obama, his first thought process is to bring troops home, hence you have vacuums, violence and carnage everywhere from Afghanistan to Syria to Iraq to Libya. Read more »

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Labour go into overdrive to make Helen Clark look better

[Labour MP Sua Mr William] Sio has just returned from a trip to [Kiribati and Tuvalu] to look at the impact of rising sea levels.

He says the main impact is the concentration of population putting pressure on scarce resources like drinking water which is in turn being affected by the rising sea water table.

Currently New Zealand has an immigration quota of 75 for Tuvalu and Kiribati.

“On Tuvalu there’s a total population of 12,000 and 6000 of them live on Funafuti (the main island) and there’s just not enough room,” he said.

“The Prime Minister (of Tuvalu) said to me, the numbers are small but they can have a really striking impact.”

He is proposing what he calls a programme of ”Migration with Dignity” which could see New Zealand assist with education and pre-immigration training in the islands for people without the skills and qualifications to easily qualify for immigration.

“They don’t want to lose all their brightest and smartest,” he said.

“They still need them to run the Government.

“So the Government Ministers I met agreed that we need to grow the education skill base and look at the mobility of labour.”

He said that both governments of Kiribati and Tuvalu regard migration as a last resort.

“Notwithstanding that I think that for a future Government which wants to stand and support the Pacific you have to plan for that emergency and that disaster but hoping that the disaster doesn’t happen and allow for the gradual movement of people.”

He said he was surprised because had expected that the Governments would be saying everybody wanted to leave.

“But they actually didn’t.

“Yes, they want to migrate but they also want to be able to come back to their homes.

“They want their homes protected.”

But on the bigger picture of the impact climate change is having on the sea levels he said that if New Zealand wanted to stand with the Pacific it had to walk the talk and be bigger and braver about reducing its carbon emissions.

Mr Sio’s trip is an interesting move by Labour which has been accused of taking the Pacific vote for granted.

Looks like another Helen Clark inspired move to make NZ look palatable to the UN.  Because here’s another view, which won’t be popular with those holding the begging bowls.  Read more »