China, Cuba, Egypt, Iraq, Malaysia, Russia, Rwanda, and Saudi Arabia Should Not Sit on the U.N. Human Rights Council
Today, the United Nations General Assembly will elect 14 of the 47 members of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the organization’s main body tasked with protecting and promoting human rights globally. Appallingly, six notorious dictatorships — China, Cuba, Egypt, Russia, Rwanda, …
Disappearing the Jewish Connection to the Temple Mount
What is it about Jews that compels non-Jews to concoct boundless fantasies about them? UNESCO, the body that is supposed to look after culture for the United Nations, has come up with a magnificent example of these fantasies, decreeing that …
Hey, U.N. Corruptocrats: Spare Us Your Refugee Sanctimony
Another United Nations summit in New York City. Another finger-wagging extravaganza. Another useless “historic declaration” (nonbinding, of course) to save the world (by holding another summit#…#in two years).
As America reels from the latest terrorist attacks by Muslim refugees …
Anti-Semitism, Brought to You by the United Nations
The United Nations was founded as a global pact among states, but over the decades in the name of transparency and to further the aim of globalization, it has opened its doors to more than 6,150 non-governmental organizations (NGOs). While governments …
Let’s Take a Cue from Brexit and Leave the U.N.
The U.K. has shown its contempt for anti-democratic international unions by leaving the EU. Let’s do the same and leave the U.N.
The U.N. is generally thought of as having evolved from the silly and impotent …
At the U.N., Lather, Rinse, and Repeat for Gun Control
The more time you spend at the U.N., the more its activities fall into a pattern. There are big promises, followed by failure and complete unwillingness to look that failure in the face. The affair invariably concludes with the …
The U.N. Sinks Further into the Anti-Israeli Muck
It may seem hard to believe that the United Nations can hold any new surprises when it comes to unprincipled attacks on Israel, but never despair: There is always farther to fall.
For more than 20 years, the U.N. Human …
Racist Tyrants, Polygamist Islamists, Despots of Every Stripe: Why Are We Funding the U.N.?
The parade of dictators and despots taking the U.N. stage on Monday, as the organization marks its 70th anniversary, was nothing short of spectacular. As were the lies they told without batting an eye to a friendly and respectful …
Obama’s Surreal U.N. Speech
President Obama’s U.N. speech today is filled with nice lines that unfortunately bear no relationship to his seven years of foreign policy — and in some cases, no relationship to reality.
The speech had several strong paragraphs about …
The U.N. Confuses Gun Ownership with Arms Trafficking
I spent last week at the U.N., watching so-called national experts talk about guns. Turns out most of them weren’t experts. Then again, the ponderousness of the meeting’s title — the Second Meeting of Governmental Experts for …
Is Obama Preparing a Parting Shot at Israel?
Last week, the U.N.’s premier cultural agency, UNESCO, approved a resolution viciously condemning Israel (referred to as “the Occupying Power”) for various alleged trespasses and violations of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Except that the resolution never uses …
Make Black Helicopters Great Again
‘He has been a creature of light at a time when the world has been darkening,” says David Ignatius.
Jesus? Try again. Ignatius is talking about President Obama. About his “sterling assets,” his “idealism,” his “moral clarity,” his “calm intellect,” …
Obama to U.N.: ‘In America, There Is Too Much Money in Politics.’
Fresh off twice describing Americans as “lazy” in a speech in Laos, today President Obama made his final appearance before the United Nations as president, laying out all the ways that America’s political system lets him down:
Yes, in America, …
Stop Subsidizing Foreign Postal Systems, for Economic Fairness and National Security
Today a U.S. government agency will make a momentous decision for our economy and our national security, even though it’s an agency most Americans know nothing about: the Postal Regulatory Commission. It is slated to determine whether the …
Does the U.K. Still Have a Claim to a U.N. Security Council Seat? Yes (More than Russia!)
Now that Brits have voted to leave the EU, outraged critics have been saying its global influence will decline and questions must be raised about why it still has a U.N. Security Council seat.
Nonsense. The British deserve that …
The Always Reliable United Nations
The United Nations, always fully reliable when it comes to hating Israel, has done it again. On March 14, I wrote at National Review Online about the coming selection at the U.N. Human Rights Council of a new “Special Rapporteur …
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, R.I.P.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali seemed born to be a great man. A Copt, that is to say an Egyptian Christian, he had the attributes to speak for this beleaguered minority. An aristocratic manner came naturally to him; he came from a family …
The Worst Lines in Obama’s Terrible Speech to the U.N.
President Obama actually had the audacity to say this:
No matter how powerful our military, how strong our economy, we understand the United States cannot solve the world’s problems alone. In Iraq, the United States learned the hard lesson …
A Better Road Map than the U.N.’s to Empower the Poor
At its upcoming summit, the United Nations is soon due to replace its ambitious Millennium Development Goals with a new set of far more extensive and even more ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. However, the U.N.’s approach suffers from …
At a U.N. Meeting on Guns, the U.S. Stands Up under Fire
This week, Turtle Bay is hosting the second Meeting of Governmental Experts for the U.N.’s Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects – mercifully abbreviated …