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A blunt, fearful rant: Trump's UN speech left presidential norms in the dust (9/19/2017)

UN conference adopts treaty banning nuclear weapons (7/7/2017)

US leads boycott of UN conference to ban nuclear weapons (3/27/2017)

Republicans Prep Bill To Defund the UN (1/6/2017)

88% of Americans believe tghe UN is important

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: Kishore Mahbubani
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 Bolton
" ...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 (12/7/2016)

"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 Research Center

(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

UN will consider banning killer robots

The US Is Still Manipulating the UN After 70 Years (11/15/2015)

U.N. Chief Says World’s Failure to Act on Suffering Is a ‘Disgrace’ (10/31/2015)

The UN At 70 (8/15/2015)

UN to Examine US and UK Drone Strikes (1/23/2013)

5 Dumbest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories on the UN (12/5/2012)

Republican Introduces Anti-UN Bill in the House (2011)

UN Trade Body Says Spending Cuts Threaten Economic Recovery (9/6/2011)

Revolting Republicans Now Want to Blackmail the UN Into Doing Their Bidding (8/30/2011)

Hillary Clinton Authorized US to Spy on Foreign Diplomats (11/29/2010)

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We have a global economy run by transnational corporations--and no effective global governance at all to balance it.

The US owes 1.2 Billion to the UN (10/2010)

United Nations Foundation: Millennium Development Goals

SUMMARY OF THE EIGHTH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPEN WORKING GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3-7 FEBRUARY 2014

Agenda 21

Agenda 21

Quiz: Republicans actually oppose agenda 21, an attempt at sustainability of the planet, because:

(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.

(f) other.

Use the feedback response below to submit your answer. If other, please explain.)

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UN Millennium Project

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