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Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

Dennis Prager Podcasts

00:43 min | 3 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

"It's really what they are. I want to talk more about the World Economic Forum, but also the other global organizations that are kind of involved in this, whether it be the IMF or whether it be the United Nations and so forth. But just for the uninitiated, those who haven't read any of her books and aren't familiar, give us working definitions for both transhumanism and technocracy. Yes, technocracy is an alternative economic system, a resource based economic system that was designed to replace capitalism and free market economics. It does away with all private property. It has all the resources of society managed by a small group of technocrats that are not elected and not accountable to anybody. That's technocracy. Transhumanism is literally changing the human condition and to something that it currently is not. The transhuman meme seeks imta in the end. They want to become immortal. They want to plug into the Internet, become omniscient. Those are godlike qualities, by the way, if that escapes you right now. And this is a very dangerous combination of transformation, nobody asks humans if they wanted to be graduated from humanity one. Humanity, two. But it's going to take genetic modification to do it. And the people are very bold in proclaiming their desire to do just that. With or without your consent or with or without your knowledge, they want to change the genetic structure of humanity to make them into humans two. And you couldn't get this out of a science fiction book hardly. But it's not science fiction. It's real. So what are we talking about when you say change the genetic code when you talk about changing humanity? Are we talking cyborg? Are we talking about the infusion of technological advances that we hadn't ever even thought of before with the human mind with the human body? Well, that's part of it. And our cloud Schwab at the World Economic Forum talks about the merging of technology of robotics and stuff like that with the human condition. But at the same time, they also talk about direct genetic modification of your own body to cause a to do certain things or behave in certain ways that it never did before. A good example is the messenger RNA shops that have been promoted or around the world. Despite the COVID COVID-19 and not only has it not fought COVID-19, but actually changed the immune system of people who have taken the shots. Now, this is a direct hacking of the human body. We don't know what the outcome is going to be ultimately right now. It's very serious, there are lots of harm being caused by this, but in time, with enough shocks and enough experimentation by the people who are creating these messenger RNA in some cases, direct DNA injection, they will be able to change the functions of our body to do things that was never intended to do before. In the case of the messenger RNA vaccine, it's to create a spike protein in your body that really does not need to be created at all. Your body can do just fine with its own innate immune system. It will be very well true. We're finding that out right now, especially not that they've admitted that there are more unvaccinated or I'm sorry, there are more vaccinated deaths from COVID-19 than unvaccinated deaths in the United States. That's extraordinarily important. People who took the shot, there were more of them dying now than there are of the unvaccinated..

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Marc Morano: John Kerry Wants the COVID Template to Fight Climate

The Eric Metaxas Show

00:50 sec | 18 hrs ago

Marc Morano: John Kerry Wants the COVID Template to Fight Climate

"The model to fight climate change, we're going to use the COVID template. John Kerry was at the world economic form at the UN climate summit in Egypt, which I just got back from in Sharm el Sheik, Egypt saying we're going to use the COVID template to fight climate. They want to morph COVID and climate by saying uncheck climate change will lead to more viruses, like COVID, ergo, if you oppose the Green New Deal or the UN agreement or net zero, you are a grandma killer because you're going to create more viruses. And that's where they are. And of course, that merges with digital currency United Nations and Mastercard announced a plan. They already have the card out. It came out last year to monitor your carbon footprint. If you exceed your carbon footprint, the card literally cuts off your ability to spend money. It's voluntary now how long will it stay voluntary is the question?

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Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on UN News

UN News

00:46 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on UN News

"This is the New Zealand brief from the United Nations. Rising inflation has brought a striking fall in real wages in many countries for the poorest workers, according to a new report from the UN labor agency, ilo, in a call for urgent measures to prevent deepening poverty inequality and social unrest, the ilo said that global monthly wages fell .9% in the first half of this year. This is the first time this year that global wages have not increased and the trend is clearest among some of the world's richest nations where wages fell by 2.2%. That compares with emerging economies where real wages grew by .8%, which is three times less than before COVID hit. Ilo directed general Gilbert hunger, urged governments to take steps to maintain the purchasing power of the lowest paid workers, or else see the post COVID recovery in danger and further social unrest made more likely across the world. Staying with the world of work the UN migration agency IMO on Wednesday unveiled an ethics toolkit for businesses that hire migrants to ensure that their rights are protected. Developed with Apple, the IOM toolkit strengthens due diligence checks when it comes to the recruitment of migrants, guided by best practice recommendations, drawn up by the UN and other international organizations. The IOM toolkit initiative which can be found online and downloaded for free is in line with efforts to ensure fair and ethical recruitment as outlined in the global compact for safe orderly and regular migration and the sustainable development goals or SDGs. In Chad, aid relief to the most vulnerable communities may soon be cut unless funding can be found urgently the UN World Food Program WFP and UNHCR the UN refugee agency have warned WFP needs $161 million by the end of the year to avoid having to suspend its program to crisis affected families in Chad, along with more than half a million Sudanese and Central African refugees, the threat is particularly dangerous for refugee communities in Chad, which are already seeing acute malnutrition levels as high as 19%. In June, WFP had to offer half rations to refugees and other groups because of major funding shortages, and there are now fears that any further suspension of food assistance will lead to children being pulled out of school, so they can work, or being forced into marriage. Daniel Johnson, UN news.

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UN rights body deplores Iran crackdown, establishes probe

AP News Radio

01:05 min | 6 d ago

UN rights body deplores Iran crackdown, establishes probe

"The UN Human Rights Council has voted to condemn the bloody crackdown on protests in Iran and to set up an investigation into the alleged abuses. The resolution put forward by both Germany and Iceland was backed by 25 nations, Germany's foreign minister and Elena said regime that uses this power to violate the rights of its own people is violating the values of our United Nations. The protests were triggered by the death more than two months ago of 22 year old Mars amini, while in the custody of the morality police for violating a strictly enforced Islamic dress code, Iran's representative at the meeting, Karim, said her death was being investigated by Iranian authorities before the west started to meddle into Iran's internal affairs. Before the formal announcement of the probe analysis, the biased and hasty reaction are the number of western authorities and their interventions in internal affairs of Iran turned the peaceful assemblies into riots and violence. I'm Karen Chammas

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Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast

The Doug Collins Podcast

00:45 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast

"To get this visual idea of a curtain coming down, when this speech came out, this was a fault that had been around that you used a mini, this separated the two sides. This iron curtain is a movable object that is coming down in which the east and the west were separate. If you read deeply into the speech, you can see that Churchill's desire, is there not to be a separation. I think he believed inherently that if there would be more cooperation, there would be more influence. There would be more contact. There would be more of the freedom contacting the non freedom that the freedom would win out. Of course, the USSR did not want that freedom. They did not want their influence, the people influenced by free invest you saw this iron curtain is Churchill. So poetically put, crossing the continent of Europe and taking what was free on one side as he talks about and then what was not free on the other. If you look at this today, the concern that is out there among many. Is that we are seeing communist states. Our totalitarian states who are seeing more and more of an opportunity to expand their sphere of influence and expand opportunities. We're seeing them become more closed in. You see North Korea that is one of the most backward, small countries in the world that terrorizes all people for it's living. And a very existence. You have China who's spreading more and more and putting pressure on its neighbors. You see Russia who is taking armed aggression into those to provide a quote buffer, real or imagined in Putin's head to keep the Soviet Union or the Russia and protection. This is seems in 1945 or 1946 in this speech but I believe Winston Churchill laying out the facts. That in a world in which you have divisions of beliefs in freedom and expansion for people that the governments of the world are going to have to be able to cooperate with each other and experience the benefits of freedom, the benefits of a government in which you have a legislative executive you have a judiciary that is on its own and not try to keep people in the dark or behind the curtain of freedom. This is going to be the battle as we go forward. It was the battle then. And it's something now that you hear a great deal of spoken of whether it's in the Ukrainian president zelensky, you hear it with the other country surrounding them, is that if this happens in Ukraine, what is next? Is it simply going to stop here?

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Subang Parade Celebrates Football Fever

ACN Newswire

03:37 min | 6 d ago

Subang Parade Celebrates Football Fever

"1 p.m. Thursday, November 24th, 2022. Subban parade celebrates football fever. Kuala Lumpur, November 24th, 2022 ACN newswire subban parade, a flagship property owned by Hector REIT, is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2022 football fever to celebrate the football season this morning. Executive director and chief corporate officer of Hector asset management, the manager of Hector real estate investment trust pew and zarina haleem and YB Michel in May Z ADU and suboccipital Malaysian footballer from petaling Jaya city football team subban parade shopping mall. To celebrate the 2022 football season, subban parade has lined up a host of family friendly activities at LG, east and concourse from November 26th to December 11th, which includes shoot for glory, football, juggling performance, football skills, workshop, and three versus three food sale contests for children aged 700 to 12 years. The media launch event on November 24th was officiated by subang Jaya state assemblywoman YB Michel in Maisie, executive director amp chief corporate officer of Hector asset management. The manager of Hector real estate investment trust pew and zarina haleem and attended by professional football player sir van pilley, pew and zarina helene Sid, quote this is a great opportunity for families to come together for some fun and games as the yearend school holidays begin. Subban parade is a community centered mall, and in lying with our focus on the social aspects of environmental, social app governance ESG, our priority remains to provide a great retail experience and promote wholesome activities that encourage engagement amp physical well-being of our community. This also aligns with our commitment to United Nations sustainable development goal three on good health and well-being. Chevron said, quote this football fever is a good platform to promote football not just as a game, but as a sport for healthy living among children. It tap is also about teaching them healthy competition and the meaning of teamwork and at the same time, picking up skills on how to kick the ball, pass the ball and play as a team dot quote among the activities lined up is the shoot for glory challenge, and which shoppers can win lucrative prizes by shooting balls into target goals. The pool of prizes is worth more than RM ten zero zero zero, which includes a 70 inch LG four K TV, Samsung S 22, Apple watch SE and 5 consolation prizes throughout the campaign period. There will be a special football jiggling performance, football clinics catered for kids and adults, as well as a juggling contest every weekend from 7 p.m. 9 p.m., the highlight is the three versus three food style contest on the tenth and the 11th of December 2022, held at the LG, east and concourse. This food style contest is open to children in two categories 7 to 9 and ten to 12 years old. The competition has received overwhelming response and at least 24 teams are competing for each age category. Terms and conditions apply for all the football activities mentioned above, subban parade HTTPS WWW dot supere dot com, why copyright 2022 ACN news wire. All rights reserved. WWW dot AC and newswire dot com.

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Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:27 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast

"We need to be in partnership as a whole in the world. Churchill was building off of this idea that the world was interconnected that World War II and what had happened through the what was the emergency of the United Nations. And what was discussed and what we saw coming out of World War II was that the world was far more interconnected than we had believed or had encouraged before World War II Churchill was then going on to say, look, the needs and the problems of the world can be solved if countries come together and especially the countries who hold out freedom and governance and Law & Order as being the main contributor to that. Where will that come? Of course it would come from Great Britain and the United States. Interestingly enough, France was not mentioned here. I think it's still interesting that he was still basing his position on what he had seen happen in the Second World War and that was the natural alliance and natural condition of the Brits and the Americans coming together to call us this to happen. Now, he then, after he makes this discussion, discusses the fact that they have to be, you know, cooperation between not only England and the United States, he then makes his turn into what is the problem highlighted in this speech. And that was the elephant in the room, whatever you want to call it, and that was the actions of the USSR. I want to read a little bit of this to you because I want you to get the feel of what the discussion was. And I want you to then hear the echoes into today. When you have these discussions of Russia and its annexation, you know, many believe in any illegal annexation of Crimea. It's just move into Ukraine and the war that it started. All coming out of what a lot of what church you'll talk about here was is at one point that they have this need to protect and this is one of the things you'll hear in just a second, protecting their western water, but there has to be a balance in their from both sides. Listen to what he says. He said the shadow is falling upon the scene, so lately lighted by the allied victory. Nobody knows what Soviet Russia and his communist international organization intends to do in the immediate future. Or what are the limits? If any, to their expansive and prostituting tendencies. I have a strong admiration in regard for the value of Russian people and for my wartime comrade Marshall Stalin. There is deep sympathy and goodwill in Britain and I no doubt here also towards the people of all Russians and in revolve to persevere through the many differences in robust and the establishment of lasting friendships. We understand the Russian need to be secure on our western front, tears by the removal of all possibility of German aggression. We welcome Russia into her rifle place among the leading nations of the world. We welcome our flag upon the sea above all we welcome constant frequent and growing contacts between Russian people and our own people on both sides of the Atlantic. It is my beauty, however, for I am sure you would wish me to state the facts as I see them to you to place before you certain facts about the present position of Europe. Again, at one point, acknowledging the Soviet Union USSR in this place and what they're doing and acknowledging look, we're trying to avoid war here..

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"united nations" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

08:25 min | Last week

"united nations" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

"The global women's summit 2022 was an extraordinary gathering of female leaders from around the world. Hillary Clinton was there. So were Ukrainian First Lady Elena zelenska, congresswoman Liz Cheney, and Iranian journalist masih alinejad. That I got to sit down with the United States ambassador to the United Nations. Linda Thomas Greenfield, our third interview since she assumed the post last year. In this conversation, first recorded at the global women's summit on November 15th, we talked foreign affairs, but I also got ambassador Thomas Greenfield to talk about her role as a diplomat on one of the world's biggest stages and what it's like being a black woman in a world dominated by white men. You know, I never walk into a room feeling as if I'm in the room as a black woman. When I walk into the Security Council, I'm the U.S. permanent representative to the Security Council. Men and ambassador, you've spent more than 30 years as a career diplomat. And these diplomatic circles historically have been overwhelmingly led by white men. What is your experience been like not only as one of America's top diplomats, but as a woman of color, advancing the basic rights of other women around the world. You know, I never walk into a room feeling as if I'm in the room as a black woman. When I walk into the Security Council, I'm the U.S. permanent representative to the Security Council. And that's what I tell young women when I need them. Don't wear other people's problems on your shoulder. You know what you're there to do and do what you are there to do. But we still have an issue in our foreign service. We're still not diverse enough, diversity is our strength. It is important that the face of America is reflected in our diplomatic corps. And I still go to embassies overseas and sit in a country team meeting and see overwhelming white males. As I go over, you know, sometimes I actually will comment. I'll say there's something uncomfortable about this room. There's something that's weird about this room and people will all look around and they never come up with what it is. Like, oh, it's really cold. And usually it is or but other times people will notice. I was at one mission, and we were literally in a room with 50 people, and there were only two women, me and the DCM. The deputy chief of mission. You grew up in the segregated south. Briefly, how has that experience? Informed your work as a diplomat and particularly as the top American diplomat at the UN. You know, I am proud of how I grew up because I think it shows where America has come. How far we've come. And I think it is a sign to the world that while America continues to address these issues. We are addressing them. The fact that I made it to where I made it when I look at where I came, I think, is a message to the world. And it's also a message to other young people who come from diverse and underprivileged backgrounds that where they come from does not necessarily have to define where they're going. And so when you're traveling around the world, do you hear? Do you hear from or do people in other countries come up to you and talk to you about being a symbol to them? They do. And it's very, you know, I felt uncomfortable being a symbol. But also it's a responsibility. And it's a privilege. And it's a bit of a burden being a privilege because you always have to be on your ps and qs. Because the expectations of you are so high. So I always tell young people in particularly young people from underprivileged backgrounds that they have a burden. They have a burden to sometimes overperform, they can never underperform, they can never have a bad day, so that burden can sometimes be overpowering. But they need to know that because their failure, when I went to Louisiana state university, no one thought I was going to succeed. And they were all sitting back. Even people in my own community waiting for me to fail. And so I had that burden. I couldn't have a bad day. I wanted to hang out with my friends and party and get drunk and do all those things. That young people do in college, but I never, ever felt that I could do that. The burden of perfection is burden of perfection. You've noted that women are becoming more political around the world from Iran and Afghanistan to the United States as we've just seen in the midterm elections. What do you attribute that to? Well, it's long overdue. And women have been pushing against those, I would say nil shut doors for a long time. And they just burst through. And they're showing the power that 50% of our populations across the globe were showing the power that we have. And that's important. I didn't want to you gave me the look of thinking that I was going to stop you, but I wasn't. Keep going. If you want to keep going. I'm good. Okay. We have seen incredible protests of overwhelmingly women, young women in Iran. I'm trying to remember the story, the other story, big story that was happening today that one of the protesters was sent to if I'm remembering correctly. Sentenced to death and now there's concern that the same thing will happen to the thousands of others who have been detained or arrested in Iran. What is the U.S.'s message to those young people in Iran? Who are continuing to demonstrate weeks after the initial answer? First, let me just say this person being sentenced sentenced to death is one more of over a hundred people who weren't sentenced, but were killed in the streets. So the death sentence just shows the extent to which this regime will go to stop people from demanding their rights. And what we say to them is we stand with you, we understand, but we also have to understand that these women, these young people, are being extraordinarily courageous. Because they could be sentenced to death. They could be killed in the streets. We've seen the injuries that many of them have suffered. And we need to send a message to them to let them know that we're there for them. We hear them. That their voices are not, while the.

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Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:02 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast

"Now, as he goes on here, the practical proposals and the way that governments are set out, it's interesting how he laid this out. He laid it out and talking about the governmental structures of the R two countries, and that is the legislative branch and executive branch the judicial, which was independent from the other two branches. He looked at these as all fundamental values and rights that we should be promoting. And then doing so in the defense of peace. And the peace should be our utmost form. And he talks a great deal about the United States great Britney includes Canada in that. He mentions the world organization, which we now know is the United Nations. And being in his infancy at that point and how that there really the trust of the world sat with the United States in Great Britain for the most part. And that the what was interesting was he also sort of organizes this thought that the UN as we know it today, which I'm glad it does in many ways needed its own mechanism for enforcing this. Something we would not even agree to come close to agreeing to today is having an armed the UN having its own military force in and of its own self that is still where the rest of the world of member nations provide you and troops, of course, in bigger battles. It's always going to come down to the bigger entities like the United States, China, not China in some ways, but it's going to come down to Great Britain, France, others who are Germany who are willing to send troops such as into Afghanistan and we've seen it in Iraq and other places. His thought though was that this organization had to have the authority of the power to actually make real change. This was the concern coming out of the World War II. It was a concern about how much war organization do we want and the realization of what can it mean for countries like the USSR who were basically pushing into their other countries. One of the great points here is that the values and he talks about this and I want you to just one of the very interesting sentence here. He says, but we must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones, the great principles of freedom and the rights of man, which are in the joint inheritance of all the English speaking world, and which they're the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the habeas corpus, trial by jury, the English Kamala, find their most famous expression in the Americans Declaration of Independence. I thought that was an interesting tip from Churchill to the Declaration of Independence incorporating all these English ideas as he would say, but remember Churchill's half American. So when he was hat tipping to the fact that the American Declaration of Independence and compressed all of these vast ideals that need to be protected. He goes on to say about all this means that the people of any country have the right and should have the right power of constitutional action by unfree and unfettered elections with secret mouth to choose or change the character or form of government under which they dwell. That freedom of speech and that and thought should reign the courts of justice, independent of the executive unbiased by any party should administer walls, which have been received to send a large majorities or a consecrated by time and custom. Here are the title deeds of freedom, which lie, which should lie in every cottage home. Here is the message of the British and American peoples to mankind. Let us preach what we practice and practice what we preach. The one thing you can never say about Winston Churchill, he was not a person of action. Simply talk about issues. He actually got out and intended to do things about those. And this is what he's doing here. He's using every bit of leash, so to speak, the Truman allowed for him to have at this speech to make this very poignant, you know, ride and wrong democracy, non democracy, you know, freedom against evil. In this speech. Now, he goes on then to talk about a sight of that there are two. And this was coming out of war and tyranny. These were the two first topics of the first speech. You know, avoiding more in avoiding charity, where people are free to be who they are calling me inside their own governments and avoiding the Civil War. He then continues on into a discussion of how this plays out and he's spoken of poverty and provision. This is the things that..

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UN Security council condemns North Korea’s latest missile test

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | Last week

UN Security council condemns North Korea’s latest missile test

"There's division at the United Nations over North Korea's latest missile testing. I Norman hall, the U.S. and its allies are strongly condemning North Korea's latest intercontinental ballistic missile tests and call for actions to limit its nuclear and missile programs, speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas Greenville said the Biden administration will be circulating a proposed presidential statement which would condemn North Korea for what she called unlawful ballistic missile launches and other dangerous and destabilizing activity.

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Poland calls missile that killed 2 'Russian-made,' Biden says it's 'unlikely' it was fired from Russia

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 2 weeks ago

Poland calls missile that killed 2 'Russian-made,' Biden says it's 'unlikely' it was fired from Russia

"President Joe Biden and G 7 leaders meet after a missile explodes on eastern Poland Polish leaders say a Russian made missile fell in their country and killed two people near the border with Ukraine President Biden after meeting with G 7 leaders taking part in the G 20 summit in Indonesia says it's unlikely the missile came from Russia itself I don't want to say that until we completely investigate but it is Unlikely in the minds of the trajectory that it was fired from Russia It's not clear if Biden was suggesting that the missile hadn't been fired by Russia at all NATO ministers have met in Brussels and on Wednesday the United Nations Security Council is quite likely to discuss the strike in Poland during a previously scheduled briefing on Ukraine

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World Population hits 8 billion, creating many challenges

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 weeks ago

World Population hits 8 billion, creating many challenges

"The United Nations says the world's population has now reached the 8 billion mark confirming an analysis from earlier in the year The projection came in a UN report released in July the sit much of the growth expected between now and 2050 is coming from just 8 countries Half of those are in sub Saharan Africa Nigeria Congo Ethiopia and Tanzania the UN says the populations in the region are growing at 2.5% That's more than three times the global average still experts say the bigger threat to the environment is consumption highest in developed countries not undergoing big population increases I'm Charles De Ledesma

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UN General Assembly calls for Russian reparations to Ukraine - The Associated Press - en Español

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 2 weeks ago

UN General Assembly calls for Russian reparations to Ukraine - The Associated Press - en Español

"The United Nations general assemblies call for Russian reparations to Ukraine I Norman hall The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution calling for Russia to be held accountable for violating international law by invading Ukraine including by paying reparations for widespread damage to the country and for Ukrainians killed and injured during the war The vote in the 193 member world body was 94 to 14 with 73 extensions It was close to the lowest level of support received by any of the 5 Ukraine related resolutions adopted by the General Assembly since Russia's February 24th invasion

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 First lady hosts Veterans Day breakfast, supports caregivers

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 2 weeks ago

First lady hosts Veterans Day breakfast, supports caregivers

"President Biden paid tribute to U.S. veterans on Veterans Day from overseas The president acknowledged the sacrifices of America's veterans as he addressed a United Nations climate conference in Egypt America's veterans and their families survivors and caregivers are there a spine and soul of the United States The president's late son Beau served in Iraq as a member of the Delaware army National Guard I'm the special day on every day I honor all those of sacrifice to our nation like my son With the president in Egypt vice president Kamala Harris later wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at Arlington national cemetery She said America is a promise of security opportunity and freedom not for some but for all On Veterans Day we celebrate the generations of Americans who fought to make that promise real

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UN weather report: Climate woes bad and getting worse faster

AP News Radio

01:17 min | 3 weeks ago

UN weather report: Climate woes bad and getting worse faster

"The United Nations warns of worsening global warming as world leaders gather for key climate talks Envoys gather in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el Sheik for a UN convention on climate change amid the war in Ukraine high inflation food shortages and an energy crunch This comes as the UN's weather agencies annual report shows shocking new data The sea level rise in the past ten years is double what it was in the 1990s rising by .2 inches per year and is opening speech outgoing conference president alok Sharma said that countries had made considerable progress at their last meeting in Glasgow but more has to be done How many more wake-up calls Does the world do world leaders actually need A third of Pakistan underwater The worst flooding in Nigeria in a decade this year the worst drought in 500 years in Europe in a thousand years in the U.S. and the worst on record in China Over 120 world leaders will attend the talks but the absence of Chinese presidents Xi Jinping and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi two of the world's biggest polluters means many are doubtful on whether the talks could result in any major deals to cut emissions long term I'm Naomi Shannon

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N. Korea fires more missiles as US flies bombers over South

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 3 weeks ago

N. Korea fires more missiles as US flies bombers over South

"North Korea has launched more ballistic missiles into the sea as the United States sent two supersonic bombers over South Korea as tensions rise in the region South Korean authorities have confirmed four North Korean short-range missiles flew about 80 miles towards their western sea the north has tested more than 30 missiles in one week alone including a recent intercontinental ballistic missile that triggered evacuation alerts in Japan the Norse recent barrage of missiles has met with strong condemnation from South Korea's permanent representative to the United Nations There should have been no excuses for the DPRK's recent unlawful provocation The United States ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield blamed Russia and China for protecting North Korea You don't get to abandon Security Council responsibilities because the DPRK might sell you weapons to

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As Climate Change Worsens, US Weighs Which Communities to Save

Dennis Prager Podcasts

00:58 sec | Last month

As Climate Change Worsens, US Weighs Which Communities to Save

"Human beings, the wretches continue to disappoint the savants at the United Nations. And never more than on climate change writes The Wall Street Journal. The global body announced last week that despite all of the world's climate sacrifices and trillions of dollars in renewable spending, we're all still doomed unless mankind makes radical changes in lifestyles and standards of living. The 2015 Paris climate agreement required countries to commit to reducing their emissions to keep the world from warming more than one and a half degrees Celsius above pre industrial levels. It's already warmed about 1.1°. Not even the alms offered up by President Biden and European leaders will do much good.

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UN: World "nowhere near" hitting emissions targets

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UN: World "nowhere near" hitting emissions targets

"The UN says the world is nowhere near hitting its emission targets The United Nations climate office says global warming and climate change continues to be a big concern Its latest estimate based on a 193 national emissions targets finds even if countries achieve their current pledges greenhouse gas emissions will blow past the limit countries agreed to in the 2015 Paris climate accords and temperatures would rise 4.5°F over pre industrial averages by the end of the century The report forecast emissions will increase by 10.6% from 2010 to 2030 that's a slight decrease from earlier estimates but scientists say emissions need to be cut by 45% by the end of this decade to prevent what UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has described as uncharted territories of destruction The UN will hold a climate summit starting November 6th in Egypt where countries will again try to ratchet up their targets I am Jennifer King

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Russian attacks bring terror back to Ukraine's capital

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00:30 sec | Last month

Russian attacks bring terror back to Ukraine's capital

"There has been strong criticism at the United Nations of Russia's latest moves in Ukraine I Norman hall delegates to the United Nations have condemned Russia's rush hour missile attacks on the capital of Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine Russia has said that it was retaliating for what it called a Ukrainian terrorist attack Saturday on a strategic bridge Ukrainian ambassador Sergei kinsley says the Russians committed war crimes by deliberately targeting civilians Suffering defeats on the battlefield Russia takes it out on

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NKorea fires 2 missiles toward sea as US redeploys carrier

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

NKorea fires 2 missiles toward sea as US redeploys carrier

"Officials have updated the number of missiles fired by North Korea North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles towards its eastern waters Meanwhile the United States has redeployed one of its aircraft carriers near the Korean Peninsula in response to the north's recent launch of a powerful missile over Japan The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield says these numerous launches are unlawful These launches violate multiple Security Council resolutions and pose a threat to not only the region but to the entire international community South Korea says the recent launches were made 22 minutes apart South Korea has boosted its surveillance posture and maintains a readiness in close coordination with the United States and Japan's prime minister says the recent missile launches are absolutely intolerable I'm Lisa dwyer

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UN chief: World is in `life-or-death struggle' for survival

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 2 months ago

UN chief: World is in `life-or-death struggle' for survival

"The head of the United Nations says the world's environment is in a life or death struggle for survival I Norman hall UN secretary general Antonio Guterres warned world leaders that immediate action is needed to prevent further environmental disasters such as historic flooding and Pakistan and powerful hurricanes that have struck recently including Ian The world can not wait Emissions are at an all time high and rising And meanwhile the war in Ukraine is putting climate action on the back burner while our planet itself is burning Guterres challenged leaders especially from developed nations to ten next month's climate summit in Egypt I Norman hall

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Putin illegally annexes 4 regions in Ukraine

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00:43 sec | 2 months ago

Putin illegally annexes 4 regions in Ukraine

"Russia has vetoed United Nations resolution calling its Ukraine annexation referendums illegal I Norman hall the measure would have condemned Russia's referendums in four Ukrainian regions as illegal declared them invalid and urged all countries not to recognize any annexations of the territory claimed by Moscow The resolution would have also demanded an immediate halt at Russia's invasion and immediate unconditional withdrawal from Ukraine The vote in the 15 member Security Council was ten to one with China India Brazil and Gabon abstaining U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield had said before the vote that in the event of a Russian veto the resolution would be taken to the 193 member General Assembly where there are no vetoes

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Ukraine's president: No talks with Putin if its land annexed

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 2 months ago

Ukraine's president: No talks with Putin if its land annexed

"The United Nations Security Council holds an emergency meeting following Russia's announcement of the results of its referenda held in parts of Ukraine under its control In a video address to members of the UN Security Council Ukraine's president volodymyr zelensky called for global sanctions on Russia for sham referendums and attempts to annex parts of his country After the meeting U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield announced a joint resolution with Albania condemning the votes and demanding Russia withdraw its troops from Ukraine She also warned Vladimir Putin's government Let me be clear if Russia uses its veto to shield itself from accountability we will then look to the UN General Assembly to send an unmistakable message to Moscow The resolution could be before the Security Council later this week or early next I'm Tim McGuire

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Spanish PM Sánchez says he has COVID, cancels appearance

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00:40 sec | 2 months ago

Spanish PM Sánchez says he has COVID, cancels appearance

"Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez says he has tested positive for COVID-19 The leader of Spain Socialist Party and the country's coalition government said in a Twitter post yesterday he was canceling his appearance at a socialist event marking the beginning of the new political season after the summer recess Sanchez did not say whether he was feeling ill or whether he would cancel other engagements He said I will keep working taking all precautions Last week Sanchez attended the United Nations General Assembly in New York President Biden was also there He returned to Spain for an official event on Friday I'm Julie Walker

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"united nations" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

05:35 min | 2 months ago

"united nations" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

"New survivors lawsuit. And hurricane Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico begins clean up. It's Wednesday, September 21. I'm Anthony Davis. The UN general assemblies annual meeting of world leaders opened with dire assessments of a planet beset by escalating crises and conflicts that an aging international order sees increasingly ill equipped to tackle. After two years, when many leaders weighed in by video because of the coronavirus pandemic, now presidents premieres monarchs and foreign ministers have gathered almost entirely in person for diplomacy's premier global event. But the tone was far from celebratory. Instead, it's the Blair of a tense and worried world. We are gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction secretary general Antonio Guterres said, adding that our world is in peril and paralyzed. He and others pointed to conflicts ranging from Russia's 6 month old war in Ukraine to the decades long dispute between Israel and the Palestinians. Speakers worried about a changing climate spiking fuel prices, food shortages, economic inequality, migration, disinformation, discrimination, hate speech, public health, and more. Priorities varied, as did prescriptions for curing the humanities ills, but in a forum dedicated to the idea of bringing the world together, many leaders sounded a common theme, the globe needs cooperation, dialog and trust now, more than ever. Nearly a 150 heads of state and government have signed on to speak during the nearly weeklong general debate, a high number that illustrates the gatherings distinction as a place to deliver their views and meet privately to discuss various challenges and they hope make some progress. The woman who accused former president Donald Trump of raping her in a department store dressing room intends to file another lawsuit against him, under a New York law letting sexual assault victims Sue over attacks that happened decades ago. A lawyer for the writer, E Jean Carroll, notified a federal judge of her intent to sue in an August letter, entered in the public record on Tuesday. The suit would allege sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In the letter, the lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, also said she plans to depose Trump in the defamation case that Carol already had pending against the former president. The deposition would have to occur by October 19 when discovery in the case must be completed for a planned February trial. Carol a longtime advice columnist for Elle magazine wrote in a 2019 book that Trump raped her during a chance encounter at a bergdorf Goodman store in the mid 1990s. Trump denied it and questioned Carol's credibility and motivations. Because the alleged attack happened so long ago, Carol would ordinarily have missed legal deadlines to sue Trump, so she initially sued him instead for defamation, saying he smeared her reputation while denying the rape allegation. Last spring, however, New York lawmakers passed the adult survivors act, which provides a one year look back that enables adult survivors of sexual attacks to bring civil claims when they otherwise would be barred. Hurricane Fiona blasted the Turks and Caicos islands on Tuesday as a category three storm, after devastating Puerto Rico, where most people remained without electricity or running water and rescuers used heavy equipment to lift survivors to safety. The storm's eye passed close to grand Turk the small British territory's capital island on Tuesday morning after the government imposed a curfew and urged people to flee flood prone areas. Storm surge could raise water levels there by as much as 5 to 8 feet above normal, according to the U.S. national hurricane center. Late Tuesday afternoon, the storm was centered about 75 miles north of north Caicos island, with hurricane force winds extending up to 30 miles from the center. Urged people to evacuate. Storms are unpredictable, he said, in a statement from London, where he had attended the funeral of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Fiona had maximum sustained winds of a 125 miles an hour and was moving north northwest at 8 miles an hour, according to the hurricane center, which said the storm was likely to strengthen into a category four hurricane as it approaches Bermuda on Friday. Rain was still lashing parts of Puerto Rico Tuesday where the sounds of people scraping, sweeping and spraying their homes and streets, echoed across rural areas, as historic floodwaters began to recede. The cleanup efforts occurred on the 5th anniversary of hurricane Maria, which hit as a category four storm in 2017, and in some areas, knocked out power.

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"united nations" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day

NPR's Story of the Day

03:25 min | 3 months ago

"united nations" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day

"Car buying, reimagined. UN secretary general Antonio Guterres is in Ukraine where he's calling for the Russian and Ukrainian armies to back away from a nuclear power plant over fears of a nuclear catastrophe. Guterres is also looking for access. The United Nations wants to send a fact finding mission to a Russian prison camp. Their plan is to look into the deaths of at least 50 Ukrainians there. For more, we turn to NPR's Frank Langford in key high Frank. Hi lalo. So Frank, what is the state of fighting around the nuclear power plant? And what are the biggest fears here? Yeah, I mean, the shelling picked up around the plant about in the last two weeks and both sides are blaming the other, but there's no resolution to it. Russians have been in control of the plant for since March, I think. And they've threatened even to shut it down, which could create more risks. Ukrainians are in the middle of a counter offensive down in the south and they're trying to take back territory. Now the fear is that artillery could strike spend fuel there and cause radiation leak into the atmosphere. The other thing is that you could have shelling that could cut off electricity, which is crucial to cooling reactors. You could end up with a meltdown like we saw in Fukushima in Japan. And that could force millions to evacuate. Now Russia's navy cut off commercial shipping for months in the Black Sea as well in July the UN helped cut a deal where Ukrainian ships could finally start bringing out grain. Is that working? You will so far, at least 25 ships have left black seaports with grain. I have to say that's nothing like the normal volume before the war. I was watching satellites very closely in the Black Sea was actually full of ships coming in and out. But the hope here certainly is that it will help increase food supplies in parts of Africa and Asia where people are struggling for food. I mean, for instance, take Somalia, that country has been suffering from drought or 8 areas at risk of entering famine as soon as next month. That's according to the UN. And one thing that's good though is that as the grain is coming out of the Black Sea, prices are coming down. Overall, the wheat market is down more than 6% this week. That's the biggest fall since mid July. Now, Frank, you've been in and out of Ukraine since before the war started. And now you're back in Kyiv. What's it like? It's really interesting. I look at how my window right now Layla and I can see, first of all, there's a ton of traffic right out in front of me and there's a little traffic island and they've just actually replanted it with flowers. It tastes like a tank trap and then there's a little checkpoint, but there are no soldiers, and I got to be honest. Other than that, you wouldn't know that the country was at war, things really seem back to normal in Kyiv. There's a giant supermarket I go to next door. I remember back in May, I pretty much had it to myself yesterday. I was there. There was a line to buy alcohol, 40 people long. And I think what you're seeing is really to Ukraine's here. Out in the east and in the south, cities badly damaged, villages empty some of them rubble, places here in central and west Ukraine. They feel mostly normal day to day. Now next week, the war will reach its 6 month Mark. What's your sense of how things stand? It was really interesting. I spoke to a zelensky insider this morning who said the U.S. high Mars, these precision rockets are making a big difference in destroying Russian ammo on the back lines. And on the other hand, down south, they don't seem to have enough well trained soldiers to be able to mount the kind of counter offensive they want and attack the Russians and push them back more. And pierce Frank Langford in key thank you. Good to talk Leila. We live in a world, a country and a.

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"united nations" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"Kevin nineteen. That will definitely help the much more long term problem influenza. Ellen thank you very much for joining us. You're very welcome jason. You can hear more from damon. Johnson in babich wherever podcast transmission rates are high these days. The word like isn't much liked. it's like derided. The bias against it goes back a fair bit. Already by nineteen ninety-five. It was a key part of the parlance for dippy beverly hills. Teenagers depicted in the film clueless. And it's like when. I had this garden party for my father's birthday right. I said rsvp because it was a sit down dinner but people came that like did not rsvp. So i was like totally by too many years. The word and it's like crazy frequency in speech is a sign that the speaker is lacking in some way to a linguist. Though it's a word that's doing a lot more work than you might think. The word like has very old routes it goes back to in old. Norse borrowing into english lane writes. Johnson are call calling on language but in terms of our modern usage. The nineteen eighties is really the decade. In which the word we know as like emerged. And what is it. That happened in the eighties. Two things happened. I we get what's called the quantitive like as in something like what she was like. You can't do that. And i'm like yes i can. And she's like no. You can't and i'm like i can't and this usage beat out another competitor which was goes in those phrases she goes. You can't do that and i go. Yes can she goes that you can't go yes. I camp so like kind of won this competition. That quantitative use is now pretty much everywhere and it's pretty uncomplicated linguistically but more. Interestingly out of the same period in the eighties you get what's called a discourse particle in linguistics from the word like and what's a discourse particle will so discourse margaret's more generally are things that sort of tell you where you are in the discourse their structural so you can say things like first and second and third you can make a turn with something like admittedly or nevertheless always kind of give you extra information about what's being said the structure or how the speaker thinks about it and the particles are those weird little words that don't fit into other categories like adverbs. Like in this use is not really obviously an adverb. It's more like oh or or some of those other words that are hard to classify in their grammatical structure and so one of the uses of like as a discourse particle is exactly what the grouches say. It is which is that. It signals a little bit of uncertainty. I'm a part of the speaker. So if you say it's like five miles away that means it's approximately five miles away so like the main purpose here is is using it as a as a means of signalling that uncertainty. Well the main purpose there but like those lots of other things as well and i think this is where the critics miss the richness. Honestly of the word does lots of different things so for example you can say. She's like about to break up with him. That is a way of signaling. That the information that's about to show up is a little bit covert or it's a little bit unwelcomed a little bit hard to say but you can also introduce a whole sentence with is like you can say they're hammering on the walls all the time over there. It's like i can't even do my homework. And so you reckon the people who write off the word like and its users are missing these more subtle uses. Yes i'd say so. I think the most common criticism is that it's meaningless. Is just filler. Used by people who don't know what they want to say. I think it's a kind of selective snobbery really after people have all kinds of ways to fill pauses or by themselves time or use little discourse particles overuse them so is another one that goes in this category. People hate it when they hear so at the beginning. When somebody says so the thing you have to know is that's really unpopular. Even things like well or now or indeed. These things have the same function they're sort of. Discourse particles are discourse markers as well they are more respectable. They're said by the kind of person who may be is don at oxford or a radio host and they have a prestige but they really do the same thing that liked us and in general sense we should. We should revise our dismissive nece about it. I think we should at least look at why. We're so dismissive of it. I think it goes to the sources of like people associated primarily with young people With women i think some of the examples. I've given kind of parroting the like here should make it clear that is very stereotypically associated with young women particularly maybe americans. In america it would be very much associated with what used to be called valley girls the young women and girls of the san fernando valley of los angeles so we should realize that like does a lot of the same things that words like now or well do but it's associated with people that we tend to dislike in a way and we should at least be a little more careful with.

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"united nations" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:11 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"You jason. As the northern hemisphere approached windsor last year scientists feared a deadly wave of the flu alongside covert nineteen. They called it the twin dynamic. It's when the flu meets cove in nineteen. No thank you in the end. The twin democ never materialized in fact there was hardly any flu around at all a year on and that same fear is back and if anything it runs deeper time the modeling that was done through our report suggests that depending on the scenarios you could get up to twice the amount of transmission of a normal year. Damon johnson is a professor of epidemiology and president of britain's academy of medical sciences. Her team has been working on forecasts for the months ahead and she spoke to baggage our sister show on science and technology earlier. This week if you get more transmission combined with a strain that causes lots of problems or those registered little munc- to then that could cause a significant flu season this year. More flu means additional strain on already stretched healthcare systems around the world at the same time that cova nineteen cases are still troublingly high in the northern hemisphere. We approaching the winter months and generally speaking weapons are spiritually. Ciccio virus rhinovirus colds flu. All of these things tend to surge out. Of course we still got covered. Nineteen in the mix of all of that. I'll jaw is a science correspondent at the economist. Last year was really interesting. Because of all the non pharmaceutical interventions in other words social distancing mosque wearing et cetera. People around the world were saved from a season of flu but the coming winter 2021 twenty one things that could be very different and we think the risks for infections and outbreaks going to be much higher. Why would those risks be higher now. Well there's an obvious. One which is that many of the restrictions for carrying nineteen have just been lifted so people not required to wear masks in many places. This mixing endorsed getting people back offices. Also because we didn't have the flu last year and then he will just interact with the virus at all so their immune systems have maybe forgotten about the flu and so it means that immune systems are going to be not prepared this coming winter and of course. Then you've got the small population by significant one very small children. Babies kids unto too many of them wouldn't have encountered any flu viruses tool so they've got no means not. That's all but this is exactly why there are influenza vaccine programs. Does that not come to our rescue again. Yes you're right in general flu. Vaccines are about fifty or sixty or seventy percent effective against preventing disease. That's not quite as good as the kevin nineteen vaccines but that pretty good. And there's a specific way that they're made which makes them slightly less effective. Which is that you have to try and guess six months in advance which flu viruses are going to be circulating in your parts of the world so every february the world health organization meets looks at what's been circulating flu wise in the southern hemisphere because we'll stick. Eighteen southern hemisphere will probably turn up in the northern hemisphere six months later and then in the six months hence the facts manufacturers will grow and purify and manufacture and distribute hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. Now what they hope. Is that these vaccines that they've made will match the flu viruses that eventually end up circulating and often. That's the case. Sometimes it isn't and why is that the thing about the flu viruses. It mutates a lot much much more than saul's called to which causes cave nineteen and that's why these vaccines tweets every year. And there's always a little bit of a risk that the flu vaccines that you make six months later. Something else has emerged and isn't covered by the flu. Vaccines the other issue. We've got with the flu. Vaccines that are about to be distributed around the northern hemisphere. Now is that because there was so little flu last year. Then there's just that much less data to workout what the most important viruses are than so the risk of a mismatch between the vaccine and the actually security virus is just a little bit bigger. So there's plenty of reason to believe that the flu vaccines that are on their way to arms are going to be less effective this year. End as you say. Meanwhile ovid nineteen is still spreading around. What's to be done. There are a few things that i think people can do festival. Get your flu vaccine. Normally three vaccines targeted towards vulnerable populations. Pregnant women the elderly and other vulnerable categories. But i think that many places around the world are trying to expand the group's getting the vaccine including children as well. Secondly what doctors want this winter more than anything else is a way to tell the difference between people infected with flu and people infected with kevin nineteen nineteen. Testing has come a long way since the south was discovered on his now available everywhere in many western countries by quickly whereas flu testing is possible. But it's not done in the rapid way that we're familiar with kevin nineteenth so don't just want rapid testing multiplex testing. You take one throat swab and you can test. How many different viruses. Because if you can identify people with flu you can give them antivirals that help them to get over that disease much more quickly so more information is all good. Finally this is something for all of us to do although restrictions like mask wearing might not be legally forcible anymore. Although indoor gatherings might be allowed now for this winter when is this chance of so many epidemics happening maybe it's a good idea just to keep those interventions going just for one more winter so you say that the technology for testing has really come a long way in in what is really a very short period of time. But we're speaking about vaccine development flu vaccine development that does seem sort of stuck a little bit in the past. is there another technological frontier. There too we've seen with kevin nineteen that a couple of new technologies emerged for vaccines have been proving to be incredibly successful so the mri messenger lerone vaccines but used by fis. Abune tech and medina that not been given to hundreds of millions of people around the world have been proven to be safe very effective and the amazing thing about them. Is that although it's taking a long time to get this point they're actually relatively straightforward to make and tweak and they can be made much much more quickly than current flu vaccines pfizer. Medina vaccine manufacturer called securities which is one of the largest in the world. They're all looking at messenger ornate flu vaccines and if they can get to work and you know fingers crossed. There should be no real reason. Why not then you could imagine. These sorts of things come into force in a couple of years and the good thing about them. Is that quick to make a new strain of worrying strain of flu emerges then they can be tweet within months to create new vaccines and so that is an exciting frontier. Something that we've let.

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"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"France unquote and so kim. According to his read this is more about french isolation and so maybe an extended hand Maybe we can get the the. Us uk australia acronym anada few a few letters f. r. to it somewhere and get them in here to you. Bet that. I think it has to be both ways. I mean one thing not to forget is that if french president emmanuel macron has in recent years ben emphasizing francis desire to have a certain amount of quote strategic economy and quote from the us on issues like china and russia and iran. So which way does the country want it. Does it want a strong ally in. Us superpower Does it want to be part of that club. and and go along or does it want to be off on its own. Of course the risk to france as walter russell. Mead pointed out is that I on its own. It does have a limited amount of influence and the world whereas combined with other players. it very much enhances It's important so. I mean this is a decision that the french have to make And that's going to be a question of self identity you know. The french are forever Agonizing over their self identity This is another such moment But i think it's it also presents an opportunity and i think that's the best way to see it. Yes right now. They're in a sn it over this But if it causes both the united states and france to reevaluate that partnership come out of it on a stronger footing. There could be some merit to that. You just want to add to that. The latest news is that joe biden called Macron today and they agreed to meet later in october. But in the meantime Macron has decided that the french ambassador will return to washington next week. So i think some of these efforts are starting but one last question on here and bill will give you the last word. Is this deal in some sense. A vindication of brexit and maybe it's a small vindication but the the no campaign the the campaign against taking britain out of the european union essentially made the argument. That britain would be isolated on its own. It's not a huge country with huge population or a huge economy and so it would have a harder time going it alone and what we seem to see here instead is that britain is out in the world. Engaging in this defense partnership and france's the one that is worried about isolation so a bill how do you how do you put this in the in the frame of brexit. I think you make a good point. Look i never accepted that argument from bragg said Because i thought one of the things that might happen and should happen is the united states. Should reach deal A trade deal with britain have their own free trade deal that would would help written as it went out in the world so I think in that way. The eu was a little bit of a drag on on britain in some ways. You know i mean. There's there's a. There's a part of the european union that wanted not just to be a a market a common european marketplace. What they want is a european power and usually that's meant not to rival china but to rival the united states. So i agree. I think i think britain is going to be in A lot of interesting Arrangements and if you look at the kind of australia <hes> british us lines. I mean that's that's been around for a long time that kind of access now. There are other partners on that axis like japan today but that has a strong history behind it. And i think it's more natural fit for britain than Being stuck with the sort of little europeans achey belen. Kim thank you all for listening will be back later this week with another addition of potomac watch.

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"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:42 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"I mean maybe the biden administration could have done more to lay the groundwork for this so that france was taken less by surprise. But do you think that this deal with the the. Uk and australia is worth the controversy. That we're having right now Yes i do. Because i do think at the end of the day. Australia is getting better. Submarines than they would have got from the french. I mean that's just one fact. The australians have the right to pick you know what kind of ships they buy from whom they by To do this. I am much as i would love to pin this on. Joe biden as well If you look at the history of the french They're always off about different decisions. You know it goes back to world war two. When churchill complained that the greatest cross you ever had a bear was the cross of lorraine meeting charles de gaulle you had their withdrawal from the military component of nato Many many years ago the you know this is kind of a history with the french. Now that said i do think it would be good to try to mollify them. Not change the the deal someway. The french have a lot of interest in the pacific. they are power they could play a constructive role and we ought to try to find out. You know how to keep them in. But i i do. Give the biden administration credit for this one Australia has a pivotal role to play. I also think australia in particular deserves to be rewarded. Because it's been threatened by beijing a lot of its trade. Australia's an export oriented Country and a lot of their products like wine. The chinese have tried to punish them for simply because they called for the. Who to find out the chew origins cove it and having an investigation. So this is. This is a good development It's good to have the capacity of australia. A good friend and a good partner to the united states enhanced while on the point about whether france could be drawn back in i mean. It's it's interesting walter. Russell meet in his column this week on. This topic says that Sure the loss of the contract was upsetting to france. The contracts for these diesel submarines would have been about sixty billion dollars. He says it. He compares that to france's total defense budget in twenty twenty of about fifty billion dollars. So it's a big contract. But then he also says this that. The collapse of this glorious dream hits the french hard triggers deep seated fears of decline with germany evermore dominant in the european union in the anglophone countries marginalizing french influence in much of the rest of the world. What role is left for..

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"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

05:21 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal. This is potomac watch. Welcome back another piece of of biden speech to the un. That stuck out to me was a concerted focus on multi-lateralism and united nations institutions. That's clearly at least to my mind. Change from the trump administration. I mean president biden talked. About how the. Us is running to retake a seat on the human human rights council and bill. I mean from the trump administration perspective. They would say what is the point of going and sitting in talking about human rights with cuba and venezuela both of which are currently members of the human rights council yet. exactly. I think it's actually damaging to one's reputation to be on that council. Look this is what they're doing because they're not doing anything serious you know. We've got iran pursuing its nuclear ambitions and making clear they don't really Distinguish between make america. Great again in america is back again. You know they're just against us and they they. They want to be nuclear armed. And they're going to do with again. They're pushing their. You have china north korea if all these threats and joe biden seems to think that these people care what their reputation in geneva is. It's part of a. But i think he has to do that because he doesn't have any strong policy. You know one of the things that really strikes me about the by the administration is in these kind of speeches. Is these kind of speeches of the kind of thing. Senators give because senators bear no consequences for their actions. They don't make any executive decisions They're not held. Its they can go out and give these speeches that are so disconnected from reality full of you know high minded thoughts and we must do this and we will do that and nothing happens and i think that's the reality of the biden presidency. It's a senate presidency. And i think it's been a disaster on so many fronts and it's been especially a disaster in the foreign arena. Where joe biden. With as many many years on the senate foreign rela- relations committee prides himself on a special knowledge at brings back. Bob gates a statement. That joe biden has been wrong on every single major foreign policy issue throughout his career. And i think the evidence..

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"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:57 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"It's concerning that the the leader of the united states seems to have that mentality on human rights all read it line from biden speech. He said the x. He had a line about the expectations to which we hold the taliban when it comes to respecting universal human rights. We all must advocate for women. The rights of women and girls to use their full talents to contribute economically politically and socially and pursue their dreams free violence and intimidation. And i'll end the quote there. But bill up to the point that kim was making relentless diplomacy as we are seeing playing out in real time does not seem to be working for the women of afghanistan yet. Look if you were a bad guy listening to that speech what you would conclude from. It is joe biden. Says we're not going to use force. What are we going to threaten them with an over the horizon capacity that we're gonna we're gonna go send a drone to kill an aid worker and some children It it really is so irresponsible you know in our editorial on afghanistan in the women You know we point out that. No american president has made a decision so terrible for women than joe biden's botched withdrawal from afghanistan the consequences. Are you j- you know. We didn't go into afghanistan to liberate women but we had a lot of good effect. There there were a lot of women going in into schools and so forth and so again. One of joe biden. Stroman is that this is all a failure. I don't think if you ask the afghan people today that they would consider everything. A failure just because afghanistan didn't become a belgium. There are a lot of girls going to school and so forth and this is going to be are really big setback for them. Yeah i'll read a piece of a journal story this week It says teenage african girls weren't allowed to return to school on saturday as classrooms across the country opened for the first time since the taliban took power last month. here's a piece of a reuters dispatch workers in the afghan capital kabul replaced signs for the country's women's ministry with those for the talibans moral police on friday as female former employees. The department said they'd be locked up. The building signed for the building was covered by replacement in a mixture of dari arabic reading ministries of prayer and guidance and the promotion of vite. Or excuse me the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice unquote and then a third one is this. Ap dispatch kim. That says the taliban expanded their interim cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies on tuesday but failed to point any women and one thing that i am struck by reading. Some of these new stories is the tone of Almost surprise that the the taliban government is made up entirely of men. They are no women in the cabinet and I mean to me if you know anything about the taliban that is sort of a dog bites man story and it's it's it just comes across to me that the that what. What else could we possibly have expected. That's what i can't understand is the surprise. You know i appreciate that. There might be some younger americans Born after nine eleven Who have only seen the afghanistan that the united states was part of helping create An which women Definitely fought hard and obtained a new level of rights..

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"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Taliban government in afghanistan as well as a diplomatic spat with france over nuclear powered submarines. Welcome kyle peterson with wall street. Journal were joined today by my colleagues w j columnist bill mcgurn and kim strassel on tuesday morning.

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"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

04:57 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

"Feels of of rwanda to the concentration camps of of jinjiang province in china today millions of look to the un for their safety and the protection of the us has consistently let than down and that is a massive failure on the part of of the united nations. And i urge all of you listening today to put aside just a sentimental sentimentality about the united nations. But to to really look at the evidence that is in place and i urge you to support the motion that the united nations is indeed opposite thank nile gardiner and getting literally the last word in the debate itself making his argument against the resolution that the un is obsolete here once again as muhammadu. Thank you very much john. Thank you to the colleagues. It's been a very spirited than very nuance and intelligence conversation. I wanna call you ladies and gentlemen to the importance of experience and self reflection a few years ago he might have fond me on the other side of this motion at the age of twenty two. I had the privilege of sitting in security council When he met in november nineteen ninety ahead of the gulf war and followed these discussions than was struck by the level of realpolitik identify town in a post doctoral degree and trying to look at the intricacies of these organizations and came to see that limitations. I then served as foreign minister was able to put this theory in practice and now a mike critical scholarship teach these issues to my graduate students and we have conversations on them all the time. What i have learned from this is that it's too easy to criticize the united nations in this fashion and this radical fashion that it is obsolete a needs to be get with off in that sense. I see that this is an organization that has much to improve that has many faults but the united nations. I could so easily to is what we make of it. Not only the states but all of us it is the world we inhabit. It doesn't sit out there in outer space removed from the sales of this world. That were there before will certainly be there after. It's gone what i've seen is the promise to the elderly in the global south of what the united nations could give it. I could see with my graduate students here. Privilege you in the global north sort of the inspiration that it gives them to do conduct such work and so with that. I certainly see that the united nations is not obsolete. I see that it's promise is very much relevant. And its its mission that think remains in its nobility and the way that historically came to be and for that reason and for everything we have discussed and evidence. Certainly not sentimentality. I would like to invite you to vote against the motion that the united nations is upset. And i think you forty attention. Thank you who muhammadu and thank you to all of our debaters. As that concludes the final round of our intelligence squared debate. And it's time now for our second and final vote remember. It's the side that sways the most minds between the first and the second vote that will be declared our winner. It works the same way as before. Go back to iq to us dot org how the same choices as before four against or undecided and as i mentioned earlier. We're going to be keeping this vote open for seven days and inviting the general public to watch vote also and at the end of those seven days we will announce the winner on our website. I two u. s. dot org The competition is over. I just wanted to thank our debaters. Angara regime mahmoud nile for a really excellent debate And also. I wanna thank you for the way that you conducted it you. You obviously feel very passionately about this issue. There's really i could send significant overlap in a lot of your world views. You just happen to disagree on this motion as we phrased it but you you argued it with with respect for one another and with respect for the audience and with respect for this process of dialogues. I wanna thank you all for the way that you took part in this. Thanks to all of you for for living up to the spirit of intelligence squared. Thank you for hosting thank you john q. I i also want to thank our audience being audience for something like this rejoining this because this is what we do. We we try to bring to you and to millions of listeners. Around the world real debate through our podcast and television in public radio. And we do it all for free. It's something we care about a lot here at intelligence squared as i've said many times before we are a nonprofit We do we turn to you for support. And if you want to support us or just want to learn more about.

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"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

07:14 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

"Constantly sideline totally general assembly. I'm with you maybe that's disarm. Let's not but let's come to something else and that is basically like why would any country be labeled a threat. It really depends on what vantage point you're coming from. I mean maybe the usa's feed as a threat because it is you know wanting to be powerful policeman of the world etcetera etcetera. Even though we've moved beyond that so this is very interesting. I mean think about the cold war. I think you john asked about nine hundred fifty. What what about the cold war was. Russia considered a threat. Then i mean the un still continued to exist and even after the cold war you had a very productive period and so this is something that i don't understand. You will not have quote the united nations labeled a country as a threat. But you can't criticize. And the other point i wanted to make is that countries to change and i'm thinking particularly of china because we've talked about about china when you think about the early time. For example with syria syria and was was basically china and russia very often vetoed resolutions. That went against A syria that's no longer the case. I think when you look at the vetoes when you look at the voting behavior of china insecurity concert it's actually changed and so that to me means that yes there is change possible and it does happen and it is very rare that we can influence the united nations can influence. That's something that has on the national determination. Basis okay. I have to break in there. The divided the lines of division are clear in this conversation but that includes round two of this debate. And here's where we are. We're about to hear brief. Closing statements from each debater. These statements will be two minutes each. It's their last chance to try to change your minds because remember right after this round we will ask you to vote for a second time and your votes will decide which team has been most persuasive and therefore our winner so let's move onto round three closing statements and i making his closing statement in support of the resolution that the is obsolete. Here is one more time regime. Menin i come from a family of diplomats and i was raised revere the un people like who tante dot com. Show the second secretary. Dental the un or line is my family. I remember faded book. My grandfather's study called. How you and operates. Rows a twelve year. Old boy took a domino. Read it was by david cushman coyle curious with because to laurent. I googled it on amazon. And it's around now it's out of print so taken. Was i buy that book. That i thought i would like to join yuba but ladies and gentlemen sentiment and boyhood ambitions one thing but careful study and reflection obliges me applied as you blight us all of us to take sentiment and put it aside and asked. The question has un been able to lead on the issues that matter. What is its degree of efficacy. What is the degree of representativeness. How well does it mirror the world of today. How likely other reforms at every one of us agree should happen likely to happen. I think that they will not happen. I urge you ladies and gentlemen to support the motion and give you vote. nile me. Thank you for listening. Thank you resign. Menin and next closing statement against the resolution that the un is obsolete. Here is ugly game. We've talked a lot about the big issues. And what the un can and cannot do. I have been privileged to work for the united nations over thirty five years. I do believe in its mission. And i think that it does a very good work many issues and i every one of us can contribute to that. And i'm just thinking about one of the issues that i worked on. And that was the peace negotiations el salvador and that was between the government and the guerrillas at the time the fmln This was a twelve year war. That had seen seventy five thousand people killed and the wendy peace. Negotiations are being negotiated. Basically the guerrillas wanted jobs after the war. They had misuse of schooling because of the fighting in the jungles and the government sort of did not see any avenues to give them jobs because they didn't have the requisite year of schooling that they needed and they also wanted to enter the police force for example they wanted to good for the people And when we had finished the carthy negotiations we actually managed to get jobs for women and we managed also to relax the educational requirements. And that was really something. That was tremendously important for the people off el salvador for for these people who had fought against the government. And i'm really very proud of it and such achievements they never make the press that never get acknowledged therefore it is very difficult but they were very important victories for the countries of the of the people and what was also important. And that's another avenue that the un does very good work is for example. There was a commission on truth on el salvador that was established in the peace negotiations. And that meant that there was an eight months work and it came out with a factual report. It said their atrocities committed on both sides and tremendously helped in the healing of a divided society. Because we all want to live in a peaceful society. We want to fight for justice. I've seen it in. The disadvantaged is of the eyes of the disadvantage people that i've worked with over the years and i think that's really all that people want to live in peace and help make a better life. And that's why i want you to vote against the notion that i want the un to continue. Its good work. Thank you thank you. Anglican and our next speaker will be again arguing in support of the motion that the un is obsolete here is nile gardiner. Thanks for shot. John and thank you to debating. Colleagues and anti debate partner regime is tremendous debate on an extremely important issue. And i had the the onerous serving as an expert actually on the congressionally-mandated taskforce on reforming the united nations. Back in two thousand five. I also testified before congress several times on you related issues including the oil for food scandal and the un peacekeeping scowling in the congo. And i had the opportunity as well to to travel to the united nations and meet with many. un officials. And i came away with the conclusion that the united nations despite the fact that there are many very good people working at the un who who dedicated their mission but the reality is the un as currently stands is brutal. It is obsolete It is an institution that has failed on so many fronts. And it's heartbreaking to to see that on so many levels. It is extreme heartbreak especially to see the large numbers of people who have looked to the united nations for their protection for their for their safety in the face of monstrous evil from the killing..

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"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

"Nice to get it right. Welcome back to intelligence squared. Us john donvan. Let's get back to our debate so in a way you're saying the well is poisoned completely on that one. I want to let angle take on that question. I think it's a very interesting question. Particularly the way you're phrasing it in terms of cyber war fan This is an issue that goes back many many years and actually it was the russian federation at the time who put the issue of cyber onto the agenda of the united nations and it did so in the office for disarmament affairs which is very interesting because was also talking about actually military implications of that. Now how does the un quote unquote the un. Deal with this and this is very interesting because there are two ways of handling this. Normally what happens you have sort of open ended working groups and that being said it's like any member state was interested in the topic can join this and this is usually the first step. But with regard to the cyber issue they have been a number of what they group of governmental experts and that means that member states involuntary or they can be invited to be part of this group of governmental experts and yes the p five are usually members of them and in the case of the cyber issue there was recently the last group of government experts. They have been about four of them. I believe the last one was two thousand. Fourteen on this was fun. And this group came up with something that may be does not sound very revolutionary but to my mind is a consensus forming and is a first step to make further progress. And that is that whatever is dealt with on land or on the world also applies to cyberspace and that means that there was a certain accountability for actions. That doesn't mean that they say or that. The group says of that the un later on says is that you cannot commit a. We have to make cybercrime accountable. Yes there has been count ability but on the other hand the recognition and the acceptance of the fact that they are that exists that also applied cyberspace is really really important and maybe it doesn't sound like much but have you read anything about this in the paper snow but it is something that will be worked on again but come forward in october. During the committee. During the general assembly. I committee even admits and it is supported by member states and yes the p five russia. China weren't working group in that group of governmental experts. Finally there was one more point. I wanted to bring up that Actually now you brought up the fact that china sits on security council is a permanent member with veto. And you know we're in. We're in a period of time when china is you know so to speak getting kinda hegemonic these days Its ambitions are growing in. Its acting on those ambitions. If china became a threat of any kind and one might also argue. That it's already a threat to certain members of its popular. Population is the united nations in a position to do anything about that is the united nations in fact doing anything about that. Given the fact that china is a member with enormous influence. I'd like to throw that. Whoever would like to take that on. I'll take john. The main entity in the un for enforcing threats to the peace is security council any discussion that brings up china as a threat to world. Peace is dead on arrival. So if you postulate and we can have a debate on how threat. China is that. It's a threat. It's gonna be taken care of by old-fashioned bounce for politics. The un will invest in peripheral player. We're not saying irrelevant. We're not saying abolish. We're saying peripheral. That is not where the main action is going. Can you see a resolution condemning china as a threat to peace pasta. Would always would you. would you have. Would you have said in nineteen that the un was obsolete in the nineteen fifties because the soviet union had a seat on the security council. No but your question to me was the chinese mainly comma threat. Let's stipulate that is true for a moment there some more complicated issue. And what would the security council do about it. And i am saying exactly what happened back in the cold war would do it would happen when i the superpower founder resolution objectionable it vetoed ice admit to you that whether it's china's internal behavioral external. Behave your or hot spotlight China see the owner will have no roof. Look at what happened. When the international tribunal found in favor of the philippines in south china sea. chinese said we don't accept it. Honestly something on this. I think on this actually professor mental is correct But that is not the issue any country today or in the future could be a threat to peace and security so the notion of the security council in its current configuration nuts being in sync with how the power structure of the world is why france germany looking at the power of europe. For instance is actually something that is a different problem that the question of the whole forum being no longer relevant irrelevant obsolete i would say actually i'll i'll up that one we can get rid of the security council and probably saw. What would we have carnival reform winning in which you have. The general assembly would be much more democratic for that matter. The security council had conversation about it is about the configuration problematic. This is not about the form of the united nation generally it's democratic ethos of representing the all world and trying to find some with those issues. But when you take out like china china it's not gonna solve it. I just a minute. How likely do you think it is that the p five will allow the security.

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"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

"That has been foot forward obsolescence that is obsolescence means. You have to get rid of it. That is not the argument. That nile. And i are making on rwanda. If you was general declare it is impossible to conclude that it was solely the fault of the states. And not of the un. So here again. We have an interesting argument. All the credit goes to the un whenever their failures appointed those the member stakes. Well that's a dog. it doesn't it doesn't work. i really must say that I think there's so much commingling. What the un quote unquote is doing and the un quote unquote is not doing but on the other hand. The situation enough gone in afghanistan is a very dire one. And i don't see that the united nations can actually contain or whatever you wanna call word the taliban but on the other end but the un and this what i said in my opening statement but the un is doing is it's on the ground it is feeding people. It is helping report on the situation of the woman. What is actually happening in the country. Most of the embassies western embassies in particular have closed their very few embassy. Sor actually open right now. So he's going to do that. And when you look at the situation on the ground for the people look into it to basically help them with their basic needs that is actually the united nations. And that's what we are doing and to mind is part of a very effective few sit stands up to injustice. It stands up for human rights. It stands up for women's rights and those are very very important features that don't get reported in the press. It is certainly true that the un may deliver food and so onto afganistan. and so nyland. I are not saying it doesn't do anything valuable but let's be clear. What the taliban laws the un to do or not do not be decided by the un. It'll be decided by in no particular order. Russia china and pakistan. Who are the prime movers. They're the un can't do anything without that diplomacy by individual states. That's one thing. Second on climate change would it be useful to have a coordinating body that move the world forward on climate change. Yes it would be. But i submit to you that the main momentum's toward addressing climate change will be the result although very robust e you policy reduce carbon emissions and the so called more recent china thirty sixty policy. It will not be as a result of the final point let us look at the pandemic. The un had a wonderful program which i liked i supported kovacs. It would barden with the drug companies. It would get drugs cheaply the vaccines and it would distributed worldwide. What have we seen. A division absent have not wealthy countries. Vacuum up the vaccine. Look around the world and look at the global south look the vaccination rates there abysmally small. Now you can say well. That's not the. Us fault it's the member states but we come back. This familiar dodge. Everything is good is done by the un everything that's bad is by the big bad wolf. The member countries the un has got to be judged on how well it works in a world of sovereign willful states. And that is its biggest problem. It is ams time and time again. I wanna move forward on on on a to look at some of the things that i want to look at the theoretical problems but there the problems of the present day and to ask certain kinds of challenges that are that exists. Today that did not exist. Certainly seventy six years ago cyber war cyber wars because it was not even on the radar at that time. And i'll throw this question out. Generally whoever wants to take it first. But the united nations and organization that is well suited to helping the world deal with and and control the dangers of cyberwarfare the to to the key players actually in terms of of carry out nefarious acts cyberwarfare russia and china the both on the un security council the both at the heart of the the un human rights council so we expect the united nations playing a serious role in terms of of dealing with cyber warfare. Hold two of the the. Un's key a national security council members to to account namely beijing and moscow. The reality is the united nations not lift a finger. The united nations is not gonna condemn anything that russia does china does. We're seeing that in a huge way with the with the genocide at the moment there's no condemnation within the united nations of what china is doing because of course china sits on the committees of most of the powerful committees within within the united nations. So so then. You don't get to see the united nations realistically taking any kind of active role in combating cyberwarfare warfare. Because of its chief players are the key conductors of of.

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"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

05:55 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

"Directly. They can ask each other questions and also will be taking questions from me My observation on the opening statements is that the side. That's arguing that. The united nations is obsolete not calling for the abolition of the united nations as it exists conceding that it does. Something's well but points out. It's a shortcoming some of which have been described as catastrophic on the other side the team. That's arguing in support of the united. Nations is not saying that the organization is perfect concedes that it does some things poorly But fundamentally says that it has done a more good than harm And and has an indispensable role in the world. And it's that indispensable role question one take i As a question to you region We we heard mood make the case that if there were not a united nations we would have to invent one that an angolan made the same point that individual states even clusters of states cannot Are incapable of of bringing force power organization to certain kinds of challenges that face the world today and so I want i want you to respond to that sort of more Philosophical part of the discussion before we get into the details of the organization as it exists now. Do you agree with them that a week. We we do need a global. Un like type of organization. We'll doesn't interesting arguments being developed by ours. Deemed opponents which is to say that all the faults of the un are due to its member states and all the good things are due to the un. Well that's not a realistic way of looking. At the un the un is embedded in the world as it has to be taken or like dislike based on how its function in the world as it is as for well. If you do away with it we would all be in terrible shape. It wasn't the alternatives before us the alternatives before us to ask the question. How well is doing the job that it set out to do. Let me give you some example glaring failures in two thousand eighteen that was an internal audit by the un of the un peacekeeping operation fraud increase over the previous. Your forty percent sexual abuse increased by about seventy percent in salted on today. U n peacekeepers are being investigated for giving arms to the contending parties. Ratcheting up a war that has killed three hundred eighty five million people so the question is not. Oh we don't have anything else. The real question is how well is what we have doing. I wanna bring mahmoud into the conversation as well to respond to some of some of what you're hearing and what would your your push back bay. Because i heard you. And your opening mahmoud saying that with the organization needs reform and which would imply that you believe that it is reformable So that you do not see these failures as fatal to the operation of the organization's mission reputation exactly at all. I think precision in wants is very important here the the notion of something irrelevant and obsolete as we said which is the heart of the motion and we need to keep coming back to this because that is the question that is being asked is really something that does not apply to the united nations when we look at the mandate as we said and we'll look at the history if we go with this notion that something is not working because someone is getting in the way again the security council yet been going on for even more than twenty twenty five years but so why this because there is political pressure on this and the elephant in the room at the united nations which everyone knows about is that great power politics which by the way would be coming back even more sort of strongly if we remove the united nations as we've seen already those sort of the trend taking place in the mid twenty twenty tens with the trump administration the putin administration. We've seen this around the world as well now in any one of these cases it's because some of these missions were prevented from working with and in fact. Interestingly rhonda is not so obviously a failure of the un as it is the evidence. Is there that. It was the clinton administration and then some of the european powers in some of the african nations. That were not interested in going there. At the time the people on the ground have written extensively about this the canadian head of the mission his annan ducati the senegalese fellow. That died there. Evidence is that these people actually went there because there was a united nation that there was this mission and then yes politics bureaucracy as i said all of this prevented this. The question of the genocide is also a little bit too easy. The two biggest genocides of the twentieth century took before the united nations the holocaust and armenia. So if it's simply the question of holocaust of genocides yes they could happen but they could also happen outside of this. And i want to go back to this notion of something obsolete for the third time if we send that something is not working then we need to so quickly. Get rid of it. Well this would apply to all of the problems that we have with stay towards. How many states in the world are not functioning season corporations bad civil society that would have politics the school system. That is not working so the concept here is that we have the one organization. That is certainly not doing so. Well i grant at an. I highlight that because it's a matter of intellectual honesty and because it's it we can all see it but the one organization that has been designed that countries could go to as they are and let's remember how in the sixty that we mentioned history here how these young nations look. The algeria's took their case to the you went against colonial france as in the hope that that one organization would solve it as it is and so this notion of having a space a forum where these issues need to be addressed and a form. Yes that is in need of reform absolutely economy on that including on the security council. Is i think the important point in this conversation. I don't accept the definition year. it's very convenient..

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"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

07:46 min | 1 year ago

"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

"Let's get back to our debate. So you've heard the first two opening remarks and now up on the screen with an opening statement in support of the resolution that the un is obsolete here is nile gardiner nile. The screen is yours. Joan sir thanks very much for hosting us today and this is an extremely important and very timely issue for a debate actually is the united nations also eat and view of rajon myself that the un is in fact obsolete and that's based on looking at the evidence and the facts that we have available. Everyone wants the united nations to to succeed that includes of course The us tax payer that puts in several billion dollars a year into the united nations system. the united nations. The whole of the free world wants the un to to succeed at every level. Unfortunately i think the the founding vision of of those who set up the united nations in the aftermath of world war two the greatest war in our history that founding vision i think largely evaporated and i think what we have today with the united nations is tremendous disillusionment a with the system and the united nations has failed on so many fronts and i i go to address. In particular the un's failure with regard to human rights with failures stand up acts of genocide. It's faded to stand up to the most dictatorial regimes. The world and at the heart of that failure really is the fact that the united nations contains within it so many authoritarian and dictatorial regimes. Who actually use the un as a shield to protect their own. The ferris activities and one only has to look at the the un human rights council the perfect solve that. Let's you on that council today that includes the likes of china russia. Few some of the world's worst human rights violators sit on the un human rights council. The un simply does not stand up for the values of its original united nations charter letdown. Many of the most vulnerable people in the world u n peacekeeping operations across the world. Many of them have been spectacular failures. If you look at the congo peacekeeping mission monuc there were over. One hundred and fifty instances of major human rights violations carried out by un peace keepers and u. n. officials this is a staggering failure. Where is the united nations survey standing up to china with genocide against the the weavers whereas the united nations in terms of standing to the likes of the assad regime in syria which is used chemical weapons time and time again. The united nations has failed on so many fronts at has a massive disappointment and the reality is at this time. The united nations certainly is a brooklyn institution. It has lost the faith of so many across across the free world if has become the plaything of some of the most brutal dictatorships on a this has to change and it's certainly our view that the united nations in its present form is also elite. This is an institution that we want to succeed but as it stands at the moment it just has been a massive failure on so many fronts. Thank you very much. thank you nile. And our final opening statement will be against the resolution that the un is obsolete in other words. It's an endorsement of the un. It comes from hamad mahmoud muhammadu and mohammed mahmoud the the floor and the screen is yours. Thank you very much john. We've just heard quite an indictment full of the united nations. In fact we can add to this. The united nations Is certainly not the most efficient organizations we can look at its heavy bureaucracy. We can look at its convoluted nature but that is not the issue. And i'm not here to wave the flag of an institution that needs a lot of fixing and is in need of soul. Searching the issue is whether an organization that was set up less than a hundred years ago seventy six years ago which is not a lot of time when it matters of history in governance and international organisations in the current era whether such organization is obsolete are the definition of obsolescence. Is that something is no longer needed because something better has been invented instead of it. Well that is not the case. There is no other organization inside that. Do that kind of issue that you just my colleague mentioning that has a comprehensive mission and let us forewoman set aside the cynicism that is so prevalent these days and look at the mission and the mandate the very letter of bringing peace and prosperity to all around the world. Well if we look at this in terms of those then i think too key issues are fundamental first of all in terms of how this came about in terms of the very notion of the concept of inefficiency that we heard our colleagues from well. Evidence of efficiency is not evidence of What matters as i said is the mandate the mission and there is no other organization. That could do this. If the problem is the security council as it served is then reformed as many have been trying to do for many years if the problem is the funding then. Well let's let's make study and resourceful in any of this if it's the staffing that have a proper merit system if the issue is sexism or racism then let's deal with this a seriously. Well none of this is reason enough to cancel out the one organization that has this comprehensive mission at its heart and which has not been a failed When it comes to the letter of what was designed many decades ago secondly and most importantly every time the world came out of major trauma. It ran to this very place of putting together such as tuition after the brutality of world war one. The league of nations was setup after horrors of world war two. The united nations was created after decolonization. The new young states of the middle east africa asia ran out to that very organization for their place in the world at the end of the cold war. The whole concept of human security peace building was invented the agenda for peace that whole language that we practiced today was designed doing that day. Kate win the united nations front and center certainly not doing so successfully. But that is not evidence of obsolescence after nine eleven. The conversation on security began by then in their time and again we went to that very place that wants us to develop corporations and matters of working together. Finally if you look at the wall today and see all of the ills that are around us from the pandemic to racism to injustice to poverty to poor education to systemic inequities to gender equities to youth unemployment. There is no other organization that it has in its mandate place for all included. Indeed the bad students in this world as were mention days one entity that is designed to deal with this and the united nations in that sense is absolutely not obsolete so i would say that the argument for the obsolescence of the united nations is in fact shortsighted. It doesn't do justice to the very concept that stands at the heart of this organization which remains universal and so for that reason for the reason that my colleague mentioned earlier. I invite you to vote against the motion that the united nations is obsolete for itself is not thank you very much mahmoud and that concludes our first round of this intelligence squared. Us debate where our resolution is. The un is obsolete and now we move onto round two and round two is where the debaters a conversation and address..

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"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

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"united nations" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

"The un office and anger. I'm in washington dc and regime. John as you know. I live in new york city but at the moment. I'm in a tiny village in new hampshire okay and nile john. I'm in washington dc. All right well as i say it's great That at least in this pandemic period naples us all to stay in touch them. Far-distant points of view of places that we can't be unreal stage. We can all share the screen together and make this debate happened. So let's go and do that right. Now let's move. Onto our first of three rounds round one will be opening statements. From each debater and turn. Those statements will be four minutes. Each our resolution again is the. Un is obsolete. And i up to speak in support of the motion. Here is john lennon is on the screen is all yours. Thank you john. Thank you too indulgent square ladies and gentlemen the un evokes considerable admiration so. Allow me to begin by clarifying some points. Now gardner and i are not here to argue that the un does nothing value that would be untrue and hence on grizzlies nor are we here to argue. The un should be abolished. We don't believe it should be no state would wanted. Why would take wanted abolished. Un lacks the power to get states. Do anything they don't want to do and yet states routinely use the un to for their interest lovely arrangement. I spoil that to make the time that i have twofold arguments for your consideration. I united nations no longer represents the world as it is. It has a representational problem. The world has changed. The un has not changed to match second. The un hasn't efficacy problem. That is on the major issues of the day in terms of moving the needle as been either irrelevant or peripheral. Let's begin with the representational problem. Part of the reason why. The un is in danger of becoming obsolete the security council. It has been frozen in time. Ladies and gentlemen for seventy six years except for the admission of the people's republic of china in nineteen seventy one frozen but the world. shirley hasn't been frozen in time over one hundred. New countries emerged as a result of decolonization in africa and asia japan. Germany rose from the ashes of world war two long since become economic powers of great consequence india soon to surpass china in population has been a democracy for seventy five years in as the seventh largest gdp in the world in asia long since liberated from budge. Colonialism has about two hundred and sixteen million people the largest islamic country in the world. Now look at the un no india indonesia north germany japan not a single country from latin america notwithstanding the fact that brazil has the ninth largest gdp in the world not a single african country even though africa has one point two billion people so in this sense. The un has a representational problem. It is called the parliament of humankind but it no longer represents the world that we see force. now let me be moved to the efficacy problem. And i'll be brief because nile will pick up on this and much more to say if you made a shortlist of the world's critical problems they would probably include mass atrocities arms control pandemics and climate change on these issues are point is not that the un has done nothing value. That would not be true. It is that it has either been irrelevant or peripheral or had catastrophic failures catastrophic failure or just peacekeeping for example where mass atrocities were allowed to occur as like rwanda bosnia and elsewhere. Most recently in the south sudan as for being irrelevant. If you look at pandemics and climate change i would submit to you the crime. Movers have been states. Wendy are global problems. Such as these and states are required to act in the collective interest and set their short-term interest aside. The un has not been able to orchestrate collective action. Thank you very much. And thank you for your opening statement. Our next statement will be against the resolution. It comes from anglo cain and angela. The screen is yours. Thank you very much john. And you've already mentioned that. The world has changed a lot in the seventy six years since the un was founded by just about a quarter of the member states that it has today and it has a lot of confidence. It's a totally different world that we are confronted with and i wonder can all of these solve these issues that we're confronting today. Can they actually be solved by one nation or can they be solved by. Let's say community of nations. Can they be solved by multinational corporations. The conflicts do carry passports. They do not respect borders but our challenges are all interlinked and in this only by way of working together multi-laterally that we can work together as a global foul family to actually solve our common problems and the only platform that can solve. This is actually the un because they can search they can support the search for global solutions that can monitor the implementation because it is one institution but it has a lot of funds and programmes and agencies and they can really be put all of the service of the people of this world. Politicians very often think short term. It's usually the duration of their time in office. The un however looks at the long term. Issues they sort of say. What can we do today to actually improve the lives of the people's Twenty years from now and when you think about the sustainable development goals this is a blueprint was seventeen bowls there many targets than many actions for peace and prosperity and that really does sound pretty grandiose but the goals are very simple what is good. Health education gender equality climate change justice strong institutions suggest. Just a couple of very all encompassing goals that the un and the member states not the un but the member states have set for themselves. Today they are two hundred and thirty five million people in the world humanitarian assistance and protection. And in that's when you think about it it's one in thirty three and last year the un rest over nineteen billion dollars involuntary funds to basically feed the population to help them into assist them and again. How is that going to be possible if by one member state or by a number of member states. And let's talk also about the peacekeeping operations yes. They do stay for long periods of time so do national military engagements again think of afghanistan and several years studies have for example concluded that the un peacekeeping is twice as cost effective as national engagements plus the cost sharing among member states and there's a wider international acceptance of these operations. And yes. there is a lot of function discussed. Talk about dysfunction in the security council. And that's been an important negative but this lies with individual states. It does not with the un as as a role. And i think that during the cold war. We also faced along trail of dysfunction and that was followed by a very productive session of peaceful and productive corporation. And i'm the eternal optimist. And i think this is going to continue and.

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