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Running New Zealand as a communist country not good enough for a UN win

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Clark has been tireless in her campaign, courting international media, and cultivating a big following on social media. She has done so knowing that she enters the race with a huge handicap – there is a prevailing view that it is Eastern Europe’s “turn” to lead the UN under the so-called regional rotation “rule”, and the odds would appear to be stacked against her given the large number of Eastern European candidates.

The decision will ultimately come down to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – US, Britain, China, Russia and France – and some of them appear to prefer other candidates, which further raises the odds.

But despite that Clark is regularly touted as the frontrunner and that has ruffled feathers.

She has been rated as the best performer, but that may just get her to “most capable loser”, as the fact she wasn’t actually born in a Soviet bloc country will weigh heavily against her. Read more »

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Watch Helen get grilled live on TV

Helen Clark might have been a camel jockey but Kind David probably wasn't

John Key is canvassing support for Helen Clark to be the next United Nations secretary-general as he meets national leaders on his trip to Europe and Indonesia but says she faces a “really tough fight” to get the job.

“All the feedback we continue to get is that she is extremely well thought of,” he told reporters in London on Tuesday.

Mr Key said outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron told him on Monday he thought Ms Clark, who is now the head of the UN Development Programme, would potentially be very good in the top UN job.

The first straw poll on the post will be held later this month to narrow down the field.

Mr Key said he would be canvassing support for the “outstanding” candidate Ms Clark when he meets national leaders in Italy, France and Indonesia later this week.

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Face of the day

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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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