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Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on Lee Mathews
"United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Food price Index measures monthly changes for a basket of cereal, all seat in dairy products, Meat and sugar index Average 118.5 points in March compared to 1 16.1 in February. F A O says worldwide cereal harvest are on course to hit in annual record in 2020, with early indications for 2021 point to another production increase. Well, 70 of the top agriculture, conservation and wildlife groups delivered a letter to Congress last week asking for robust funding for conservation programs and technical assistance or physically or 2022 letter calls on the House and Senate to provide necessary robust increase in discretionary USDA conservation funding. This is first OKLA Mac Oklahomans know the value of a hard day's work at Oklahoma Farm.
New Humanitarian's Mission-Centric Focus a Model for Other Newsrooms
"About lee is the ceo of the new humanitarian an independent nonprofit newsroom covering humanitarian crises. She's here today to tell us how the new humanitarian has thrived during the coronavirus. Pandemic have welcomed. It's all journalism. Thank you so much pleasure to be here. So first of all you know usually ask people to tell me about themselves that let's start with the new humanitarian. What can you tell me about that. What's the mission. And how did it come about then. Humanitarian was actually founded as urine. I r i n acronym and that's because it was founded by the united nations in the wake of rwandan genocide in nineteen ninety five. And as you know that was a terrible genocide and so many people died and humanitarian responders at the time felt that had been able to better share information about who is doing what they could have saved more lives and so we began really as a kind of information coordination product under the helm of the un and then over the the years and decades evolved to become the benefit a newsroom. That we are today in really moving towards a much more journalistic approach and growing our offices around the world from what was then an east africa focus and incorporating much more storytelling to our approach but that mission of informing the way the world response to crises has remained. How did you get involved with humanitarian. What what's your background. I'm canadian actually raised to egyptian parents. So i was living in canada. I had studied journalism and human rights and was working at the time at the canadian broadcasting corporation covering local news. But my heart was always abroad and one day. My dad just put a brochure on my desk about an internship at a u. n. news outlet that i had never heard of and nothing about but it covered humanitarian crises. And so it. It married the two worlds that i was interested in which was marginalized people and human rights issues with
Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on BTV Simulcast
"We can give you the latest business and financial news fragrance free list. He's out some of what you just said, are their tools in the toolbox for the Fed. Does that point to the need for continued monetary support. Bloomberg Radio. The Bloomberg business happened Bloomberg radio com. You do realize the mark that this is having on the younger generation Bloomberg, the world is listening. Now just taking a look at some of the U. S players in the airline industry over the last two years, American Delta Southwest JetBlue and see stocks all on the upward trajectory since being dealt, of course, that heavy, heavy blow bike over 19 Panamint back in March, 2020 Now increased vaccinations in the US part of that upward picture. Some airlines. In fact, one travelers to provide the proof of vaccinations for service for acts that had to some sort of digital health certificate. Some sports venues, college campuses there echoing the same desire so And then as vaccination, passports and hundreds of groups and are creating apse. One such group, the nonprofit Public Trust, called Commons Project it common past. APP creates travel certificate from an individual's cover 19 test results. Runs it against entry restrictions off a destination country on the Commons Project, Co founding Chief executive officer Paul Meyer joins us now. So talk us through the past on what feeds into it to make it easy if you're about to go traveling Get through customs basically. Well, it starts with where you guys got tested or vaccinated. People been talking a lot about vaccination passports. But if you look right now, most of the rules that restrict travel are actually testing requirements. So, for example, the U. S says, requirement that people be tested three days before traveling in Batch. The U. S. Many other countries have rules about testing before travel. So it begins by allowing people to actually catch Colin pass to a lab or the place. They got vaccinated and upload their test results. The vaccination records common past then basically have inspects those records compares it against the rules to where you're going. Then basically says Red light green light. Either you satisfied the rules or you don't. Mm hmm. You worked. Of course, alongside the world. Kind of like forum. You've got plenty off countries involved. Partners involved. Travel partners technology partners testing partners. Do you think that will be a one be all and end all up when it comes to a so called, you know, Passport for these vaccinations or not. No. I think people are thinking way too much about that. Ultimately, this is actually not trust If you think about the problem, but yourself in the shoes of the government, right? You wanna open up? You want commerce to resume? You want travel resume? But your first duty is to protect the health of your population. And so you can come to the conclusion based on ideological trends that okay, Maybe it's safe. If we people who want to come to our country have either been tested over four vaccinated the challenges if you actually don't know. They've gotten tester vaccinated. It's very hard with that policy in place. You've seen all the reports of fake. Oh, bit of test certificates, Fate cracks, nation certificates and without trust, And, frankly, just cause you had a nap. It says. You know, covert test doesn't actually mean it is trustworthy. So really, we think is the most important thing and we launched the common trust that working in partnership would like I would form which is really Global network of health organizations. Testing providers. Vaccination Briers Public Health registry's, They're committed to actually giving people their health information in a secure way. Then they can use to be able to show their fattest when the government played across the border, But it's got it's got to start from the source. And if you don't start with a network of trusted health organizations, Um, you know, the acts from with data from unknown sources are not much more reliable than easily faith pieces of paper. Of course, pool like you're someone who has thought a lot about political ramifications in one way or another. You've worked as a speechwriter in the White House. But you've also worked for United Nations humanitarian agencies. You're someone who's going to be thinking about the ethics involved in all of this. How hard is it to be building this when you know that so many people got basically left behind because they're not vaccinated and therefore unable to travel. This is where we think it's been about both testing hand vaccination right now and again. The rules that are mostly in place right now we're testing performance. I think, you know, generally speaking, there is a reasonable expectation that if you're gonna let people come to your country That you want to ensure that you're protecting your own population's health and again may not require vaccination. But if.
Iran Calls Natanz Atomic Site Blackout 'Nuclear Terrorism'
"On sunday described a blackout at its underground natanz atomic facility. An active nuclear terrorism reading regional tensions as well as powers and tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal while there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Suspicion fell immediately on israel where it's media nearly uniformly reported. A devastating cyber attack orchestrated by the country causing the blackout. If israel was responsible it further heightened tensions between the two nations already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider middle east israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who met on sunday with. Us defense secretary. Lloyd austin has vowed to do everything in his power to stop the nuclear deal. Details remained few about what happened. Leeann sunday morning at the facility which was initially described as a blackout caused by the electrical grid feeding. It's above ground workshops and underground enrichment holes. The i a the united nations body that monitors tehran's atomic programme earlier said it was aware of media reports about the incident at natanz and had spoken with iranian officials about it however natanz has been targeted by sabotage in the past the stuxnet computer virus discovered in two thousand ten and widely believed to be a joint. Us isreaeli creation wants disrupted and destroyed iranian centrifuges in natanz amid a period of western fears about tehran's program natanz suffered a mysterious explosion at its advanced centrifuge assembly plant in july that authorities later described as sabotage
Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on The World
"Became a pandemic, the world shut down quickly. Many borders sealed up and lots of people were caught stuck outside their home countries. More than a year later, some remain stuck, including tens of thousands of Australians and they're struggling to get people back home to pay attention to their plight. World's repression. Oy has the story. If you haven't heard about the many stranded Australians who haven't been able to get back to their country for months, that's not for lack of trying on their part. It's a horrible feeling today Left stateless Can Bram Lee was on vacation in Mexico when her flight back home to Australia was canceled. Then prices skyrocketed because Australian states have capped the number of people coming in and there are limited spots in the mandatory two week quarantine, Bram Lee connected with other stranded Australians online to raise awareness about their situation. I just kind of imagine this happening in the U. S. And I think that people in most other countries would take to the streets. Celebrities and sports stars have successfully entered Australia, but thousands of citizens are still stuck abroad. Many have expired visas or are running low on cash. Others they're separated from their Children are dying parents, Peter did. Hayden created a website where 3000 Australians shared their stories about not being able to get home. There's a lot of media attention when you count the number of articles the number of times that people are on the radio or on TV, but for some really Isn't it doesn't resonate. One reason is just fear of the coronavirus. Den Hayden says he left Australia to work in Germany and was unable to return for a full year. He was the face of an amnesty international campaign on behalf of stranded Australians and he testified as a witness for an Australian Senate committee hearing. Lawmakers said they'd have everyone back by Christmas. But that didn't happen. We spoken of course with lawyers and nobody really wants to take this song, and there's basically no chance of success. That's because Australia doesn't have anything like Human Rights Act or the U. S bill of rights, so there's no legal basis to bring a suit. A group of those stranded abroad went to Jeffrey Robertson Ah, high profile Australian lawyer based in London. If we had a bill of rights, we'd be able to start an action in Australia, but we did so there is no remedy. Other than going to United Nations Tribunal. Opal Robertson is taking the case to the U. N Human Rights Committee. It's an independent panel of human rights law experts. Anyone can submit a complaint about their government. It's basic to international law that you have a right to return home, which you can't be arbitrarily deprived of it. And that's in the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, which the Australian government, as with most other Democratic government says ratified Human Rights Committee, though, is not a court and it usually doesn't act quickly. Although Robertson has asked for it to take faster emergency measures, it also can't issue binding decisions. Australia would have to voluntarily comply and the Australian government doesn't have a good track record of doing that, says Jane McAdam. She's the director of the Colder Center for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales and Sydney, Australia seems to take more defiant stance and indeed, Australia has been taken to task over that in the past, when it's rejected the human rights communities, assessments of Australia's refugee policy approach to detention and the like. For example, Australia has been criticized for human rights violations. In the way it treats asylum seekers. McAdam says there's little chance of Robertson's petition to the U. N Human Rights Committee, succeeding, but she applauds the effort because she says, it will send a powerful political message about human rights. The fact that we don't have a human rights set is a bar to so many rights violations. It's what's in some respects enables a lot of Australia's refugee policy to persist. Australia doesn't really care about what to you. Women think something its treatment of refugees is evidence of that. Kim Gramley, the one who was stuck in Mexico. Finally cashed in her pension to pay for a plane ticket home that cost more than $10,000. She got out of quarantine two weeks ago, where she said she felt like she was treated like a leper. But she says it's important to tell her story because so many others still stuck abroad. Think if they speak up, it'll hurt their chances to get back home. That's what it comes down to. People are extremely scared. Better than Hayden was also able to return after scrounging money to pay for a business class ticket, he says. Despite Australia's traditional culture of travel now Australians don't seem to care about those outside the country. Then, Hayden says people tell him the government's pandemic measures have kept them safe. I would have expected that they would feel more empathy for fellow Australians, but I think that This really is an issue right now. Are you really Australian? Then? Hayden says when it comes to the pandemic, it seems like Australians think that it's everyone for themselves for the world. I'm repression. Oy! You're listening to the world Time now is to 20. Good afternoon. Empathizing.
Pentagon Chief Austin Visits Israel to Reaffirm 'Ironclad' U.S. Alliance
"An overseas trip. Defense Secretary Lloyd Ass is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the nation's defense minister to discuss and reaffirmed America's commitment to the US Israel strategic Partnership. In Germany. Secretary Austin will meet with counterparts to talk about combating the malign influence of shared strategic rival Meetings were also planned with the United Nations secretary general in Brussels and with defense officials in the U. K. Rachel Sutherland, Fox News, Everyone 16 and older in D. C
Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Boycotts COP26 Summit
"A tune. Berg is boycotting a high profile climate conference over covert vaccinations. Matt Madison has more the teenage climate activist says she wanted send the United Nations cop 26 summit if covert vaccinations aren't distributed better around the globe tune, Berg says vaccine nationalism adds too much inequality to those who would be able to attend the conference. The summit is supposed to take place in Glascow in November.
Clotting factors: the AstraZeneca vaccine
"European and british regulators released their conclusions yesterday about a possible link between blood. Clots and the astrazeneca cova vaccine. After and very index analysis has concluded that the reported cases of unusual blood. Clotting following vaccination with the astrazeneca vaccine should be listed as possible side effects of the vaccine. The reviews were carried out after a small number of reports that those who received the astrazeneca job went on to develop blood clots in the brain or abdomen leading to a total of eighteen deaths in europe and nineteen in britain limb chair of britain's joint committee on vaccination and united nation said Vaccine would be offered to people under thirty. We are not advising a stop to any vaccination for any individual in any age group advising a preference for one vaccine over another vaccine for a particular age group. Really out of the utmost caution rather than because we have any serious safety concerns however regulators and britain's prime minister boris johnson emphasized that the benefits of the job clearly outweigh the risks. These vaccines are safe. They they saved. Many thousands of lives and people should come forward to get that job so we'll make sure very rare side effects are bound to emerge as immunization drives reach millions and billions of people the current course correction clearly represents an abundance of caution on the part of regulators but it may have far reaching effects on the caution shown by people in line for a job so the first signal that there may be a problem caused by the vaccine emerged in late february when doctors in several european countries began now to saying clusters of blood. Clots particularly
Apple's Siri Will Stop Defaulting to a Female Voice in the U.S
"Next time. you update your phone. You'll be asked how you want your virtual assistant siri to sound everson. Siri debuted in the us in two thousand eleven. It's defaulted to a female sounding voice but a critical study from the united nations. Found systems with automatic female sounding voices and names may reinforce negative gender stereotypes. Some fear having a female voice implies that women are meant to be obedient and submissive. it's worth noting and other regions of the world series. Default is a male voice. Well no matter where you live. You'll have a choice soon. The next round of software updates is expected sometime this
$10 billion Syria appeal looks to fulfil emergency and long-term needs
"All syrians affected by decade of war. Our breaking point and they need the international community's help more than ever. That's the message from the united nations at a pledging conference for the war-shattered country and people for whom covid nineteen has worsened. Immediate humanitarian needs and made development problems. Even more acute. There is no respite for civilians. In syria said top an emergency relief official mark lowcock pointing to ten years of despair and disaster for syrians plummeting. Living conditions economic decline hunger. Malnutrition and disease the aim of the brussels pledging conferences to raise ten billion dollars across syria and in the region. Twenty four million are in need of humanitarian or other forms of assistance for million more than last year and the highest since the conflict started.
Sarah Obama, Kenyan Matriarch of Former President Obama's Family, Has Died
"And they called her mama Sarah Sarah Obama, the matriarch of former president Obama's family in Kenya, died 99 years old, at least. She was Barack Obama's step grandmother his grandfather's second wife. She'll be remembered for her work, raising money for orphans, educations and raising some of the kids herself. Kenya's president or Haru, Kenyatta's is the passing away of Mama Sarah is a big blow to the nation. She was honored by the United Nations in
Dozens Are Gunned Down in ‘Day of Shame’ for Myanmar
"Myanmar experienced. Its deadliest day violence over weekend. Since the military coup according to the united nations the country's security forces killed more than one hundred people on saturday including a five year old boy and several other children and teenagers the killings which took place in cities across the country came a day after the military use state run tv to threaten protesters with a quote shot in the head or the back end quote if they continue to oppose military rule a spokesperson for a group of elected government officials called the event a quote day of shame for the military since the coup in february security forces have become increasingly violent in their crackdown on their own people. Killing over four hundred civilians imprisoning thousands more the us eu and uk all condemned the killings weekend and last week the us said it would impose sanctions onto military owned conglomerates in the country.
N. Korea accuses UN of double standard over missile firings
"The United Nations Security Council showed a double standard as its sanctions committee criticized that country's recent missile test as a violation of U. N resolutions. North Korean official says a U N meeting Friday was quote designed to negate the rite of our state to self defense, warning that it could devise a countermeasure.
Horrifying day of bloodshed as Myanmar security forces kill over 100 protesters
"Have been killed by Burmese security forces on the deadliest day yet of demonstrations against last month's coup. You and Human Rights office said the violence had spanned 40 locations. Laura Baker reports, Witnesses reported that the sound of gunfire at times seemed relentless. Smoke from various fires rose above the cities of Yangon and Mandali. Local media claimed that a number of Children have been short as the number of dead continues to rise. This has become one of the bloodiest day since the military seized power on February the first The United Nations in Myanmar said it was horrified by the needless loss of life, the United States, the U and the U. K all cold for the violence to stop immediately. An ethnic armed group in eastern Myanmar, says
France Has ‘Overwhelming’ Responsibility for Rwanda Genocide
"French failures, saying it was blind to the preparation of the massacres but has cleared it of complicity in the killings. Commission of experts said France poor overwhelming responsibilities in relation to the killing in 1994 off 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate who two's Monsanto. Claire is the historian who led the commission. The majority for says woman in politic it in politics. The French authorities pursued a policy that was totally disconnected from reality, a policy that bore the stigma of colonization and ultra ethicist policy that did not actually see that Rwanda could get out of it and basically accentuated the ethnic crisis aligned itself with the regime of president Habria manner. Which was a racist regime that did not succeed in extricating Habaniya manner from the extremists. United Nations says it has for the first time managed to reach to refugee camps
Report: Money key to reverse pandemic losses for poor
"Eight and economy agencies according full immediate financing to help with developing countries with in hopes that peak coronavirus has passed more than sixty international agencies say the financing will help nations gets back on track after the coup bid nineteen pandemic let it to widening inequalities the worst recession in ninety years around an estimated one hundred twenty million people pushed into extreme poverty United Nations deputy secretary general Amina Mohammed says the message is clear on stock could be nineteen has led to an even more sharply unequal world that's leaving millions of people behind and without immediate action on financing you in developing goals for twenty thirty our risk I'm Charles through this month
Kenya Orders Closure of Two Refugee Camps and Gives Ultimatum to UN Agency
"Kenya has ordered the closure of the country's largest refugee camps and given the United Nations 14 days to come up with a road map to do so. Only half a million refugees currently live in that the dab in Kakuma refugee camps, most of them from Somalia and south Sudan, respectively. Countries which are of course, still unstable. We could speak now, if the BBC's Kenya correspondent Fernando Monte who joins us from Nairobi. Hi, Ferdinand. We've been here for 4%. Suddenly, this is not the first time the government's made an announcement like this is a lizard third time. The first mentioned about 2017 when they all had be concerns about that. That particularly being a place where terrorists to recruit people to then conduct attacks in king about that here. The high control the unconstitutional for the government to close the come, which has mostly people fleeing the unrest in Somalia, Because can you also had international delegations? The government sitting the appeal in 2019 again said that and they came to an agreement with the United Nations to do what Linda repatriation but that hasn't seems to work. So now again, they into that secretary say that this time there will be no move for further negotiations on they want now. Not just Kakuma crossed, not just adopt coast but also Kakuma, which would affect at least close to half a
North Korea launches ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan
"Say Kim Jong un has launched missiles that have fallen into the sea at Baxter covering it all from the number 9 16 years room. Sanford Yeah, exactly exactly right. Douglas First enforcement, Japan's Coast guard and then confirmed by South Korea's chief of staff of Bloomberg's sherry on we have heard from the Japan Coast Guard, saying that North Korea had fired this time around a ballistic missile. Now this would violate a United Nations ban on ballistic missile launches by North Korea. Sherry saying to ballistic missiles, Japan has said they fell outside the easy And the almost the same time as the launch. The Biden administration issued a statement about the two launches over the weekend of the smaller cruise missiles, saying they were just business as usual. No response from Mr Bayan of the White House at this point to this launch after a rather rocky
Israelis head to the polls in fourth election in 2 years
"To win a new term after 12 years in office. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem, Israelis young and old, all wearing masks or walking into this polling station. This is really a referendum on one man. Prime Minister Netanyahu. He is on trial for corruption, but he refuses to resign. The country is divided between his ardent supporters and furious voters who have had enough of him. And this has created political deadlock, with voters feeling weary about repeat elections. Even some voting for Netanyahu are weary. Like other Weinstein, it's daring. It's a waste of money. I think it will be quite the same. Polls suggest Netanyahu has a slight advantage to create a majority right wing coalition, but a stalemate could also be ahead. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem Several United Nations officials have demanded a halt to targeted attacks on
First North Korea national ever extradited to U.S., Mun Chol Myong faces money laundering charges
"Extradited a North Korean spy to the U. S, which could increase tensions with the North 55 year old man was caught in a third country and detained He's been there since May of 2019. Oh, my Post two years. He appeared in federal court in the district on Monday. Facing federal charges of money laundering to benefit the North Korean government, Munch told Myung is alleged to have defrauded US banks and violated both US and United Nations. Sanctions is a part of money laundering schemes that brought in more than $1.5 million. North Korea has not responded to this arrest. But given the nature of it, it's not expected to take this news. Well, JJ Green w T O P
First North Korea national ever extradited to U.S., Mun Chol Myong faces money laundering charges
"Developing story coming up at the top of the hour. For the first time in history, the U. S. Has arrested and extradited and North Korean spied the U. S. It could increase tensions with that country. 55 year old man was caught in a third country and detained he's been there since May of 2019 almost two years. He appeared in federal court in the district on Monday. Facing federal charges of money laundering to benefit the North Korean government, Munch hold Young is alleged to have defrauded US banks and violated both US and United Nations sanctions is apart. Of money laundering schemes that brought in more than $1.5 million. North Korea has not responded to this arrest. But given the nature of it,
"united nations" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Says this week marks only the tip of the iceberg and what's needed to safeguard women's health beyond any one us administration or any one for the world. I'm alana gordon. Listen a year ago. When the pandemic i showed up lots of people busted out there sewing machines to make cloth face masks ella lambert college student at the university of bristol in the uk. Had another idea if you can so a cloth mask you can also a cloth sanitary napkin a menstrual pad her organization the pasha mama project recruits volunteers to so these pads then works with aid groups to distribute them to refugees in lebanon and greece l. Lambert joins us now from chelmsford essex in the uk. Where did this idea come from ella. Well i had a really bad episode of period pain during the lockdown and sitting that embed turning my laptop and shutting off the online university. Which i was hoping to attend every day felt very privileged that i was able to do that. And i was thinking about who the people in refugee camps or in situations where they can't afford sanitary products who are dealing with that kind of pain and how it must just be such an extra stress which they just don't need as he said people will busting out there signing machines making scrubs and things like that for the chess which is all uk health service. And i figured we could get with those people who were doing that to also make these and get them. Send out to those in need very practical question. A mask is fairly easy to so rectangular piece of cloth then pleaded what about minstrel ped-. I'd say just as easy you know i i learned to say back in march and say you know had to borrow saying machine how to lookout tours and how to say i figure if i can do than anyone can so the lack of access to period products and the stigma around menstruation it can lead to huge knock on effects health and economic was for women all around the world how can reusable pads like these fight period poverty as it's known their long term solution. You know i think so. Often organizations focused on providing disposable dogs which. I'm not saying it's a great thing. We've done ourselves when refugees don't have washing facilities these reusable pads on helpful. But i think the great thing about this. They lost up to three to five years. If you can give someone a set of as patron pads that sat. They don't have to worry about that any longer. You're working with a number of aid. Organizations to distribute these products in greece and lebanon who specifically will be receiving them. Yes working with is auto project. Veritas wasn't actually us oganization this. The based in d say we're sending them out that to the women that they work with in less false and that women in temporary accommodations. They have access to washing facilities. But they've been through the maury two point. Oh cam for example which is quite famous the you know having horrible conditions and then in lebanon were also working with women in the refugee settlement so that living intense but they have access to washing machines instead that able to use these products and in the drive to make this more sustainable project together. You're working with an organization that trains refugee women to so these Period products and sell them correct. Yes so we're doing that in lebanon. This is a really exciting project to which we are launching this new year so an organization wing women in lebanon. They already have a group of refugee women who were they provide the basic skills they teach them how to say they do other education projects with them to make them more employable and so we're working with them and we're gonna teach them how to make the pod sit and they can sell them generate extra income and use them themselves so one. Logistical thing that you've had to deal with is access to running water. It's hard to wash a reasonable pad. Obviously if you don't have that so some of the camps have worked with are now in the situation. How do you deal with that really fundamental problem. There is no one solution period publicity. Although organizations provide women with an cops for example and the great because they lost a lifetime but they don't work for everyone because in some coaches and this the virginity issue in the security issue with using them. And so i think the thing that we have to do is just target on distributions. For example with the moria camp will be able to send out the patch pads. We sent out disposables instead. And i think that's just what we have to do. We have to have a multifaceted approach as organizations dating with period poverty so the pacha mama project has been mobilizing volunteers in the uk including people who had been making masks or gowns early in the pandemic. What kind of response have you gotten from volunteers of the past year. It's been brilliant. Actually i mean. I really didn't expect it to grow this much. When i first started out. I just put a few messages on facebook. Group source. I was anybody that denies some fabric and grew so quickly. We've been reaching out to students schools. Everyone is a really hard time. Everyone and i think it's good for people to feel useful than just sitting around twiddling their thumbs that they've got a product to do and they know that the helping people and i think that's really good for them as well as it's good for the people that we oversleep distributing them to ella lambert the founder of the potomac project which is creating reusable menstrual pass to distribute to refugees. Thank you for being with us ila. Thank you so much for having me. I haven't checked the charts in the us lately. But i don't think we've got a trust the vaccine it yet. Brazil does the foundation for the song though that started four years ago and had nothing to do with covid.
"united nations" Discussed on UN News
"Difference twenty twenty has been a year of trials tragedies and tears coffee nineteen appended our lives and plunged the world into suffering and grief so many loved ones have been lost and the pandemic rages on creating new waves of sickness and death. Bovici inequality and hangar arising jobs disappearing and depths are mounting. Children are struggling violence in the always increasing and insecurities everywhere but the new era lies ahead. And we did. We see rays of hope. People extending a helping hand to neighbors and strangers frontline workers giving their all scientists developing vaccines in record time countries making new commitments to prevent climate catastrophe. If we work together in unity and solidarity these rays of hope can reach around rules. That's the lesson of these most difficult. Both climate change the covid. Nineteen pandemic are crisis that can only be addressed by everyone together as part of a transition to an inclusive and sustainable future. The central ambition of the united nations for twenty twenty one is to build a global coalition for carbon neutrality net zero emissions by twenty fifty every government city business and individual can play a part in cheating. This vision together. Let's make peace among ourselves and with nature tackle. The climate crisis stop the spread of covid nineteen and make twenty twenty one year of healing healing from the impact of a deadly vitals healing broken economies and societies healing divisions and starting to heal the planet that must be our new year's resolution for twenty twenty. One i wish you all a happy and peaceful new year from the united nations.
"united nations" Discussed on Shock Wave News
"This will prevent them from acquiring too much power. Francis said the result could be cultural impasse stations and and restriction of basic freedoms weaker Nations on a basis of Ideal idea ideology difference just Well Francis is what he's saying here in the article when I'm reading here folks Francis doesn't want any Nation to get too strong too powerful. That's why he took a disdain for the people here in the United States. He doesn't like these nations that get too strong and too powerful because he does not want issue. First of all the Catholic Church Must much less the UN they don't want to lose control the UN will lose control over a nation when it becomes too strong and becomes individualistic. Okay, meaning that they can operate and do just fine without the long tentacles and longhorns the United Nations and the United Nations long is basically a useless organization. Anyway, most people that have any brains will tell you the same thing. They're absolutely positively useless. The only thing the UN need job. America for is essentially just to there a word the sugar daddy and they're they're all they want to do is keep coming back to the United States because they know that the United States is a sucker and they know the United States will keep handing them over money over and over and over millions and millions of dollars to keep funding their bullshit organization known as the United Nations. Man, and just and just never no no never ever stops seventy-five years since the establishment of the United Nations and the experience of first twenty years of this Millennium has shown that the full application of the internal Norms are international Norms proof truly effective and failure to comply with them is detrimental. So in other words, if you don't play the game, then what's going to happen with the UN as you're going to get slapped or penalized or who knows what they'll send in their troops. That's basically the bottom line ultimately the plan is to instill a system of common good for the entire globe with the UN supposedly ensuring that false intentions and partisan interests.
"united nations" Discussed on Invest Like the Best
"Whatever else happens that the need up to including food will in the modern era. All of that crude oil is exported. Three specific point called car. Guyland deepened the Persian Gulf than it sales the ocean blue to wherever it's going if you remove the Americans from the equation. Oil shipments on the wider world aren't going to be safe will have to be convoyed well. Iran doesn't have a navy and Iran is completely dependent upon a single export point all of which sets crew through the Strait of Hormuz so Iran has traditionally threatened oil shipments specifically the straight of Hormuz in order to get what wants out of the international community. And it's been up to the United States to figure out how to contain Iran and Biram removing Americans the equation and something happens to her moves or oil in general the Iranians lose all capacity to export and they don't have an industrial base and they don't have agricultural plant and they are completely dependent upon those export sales to fuel their system and keep population fed their competitors in the region the United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Iraq. They all have alternate option to bypass the straight of Hormuz completely so in any sort of conflict scenario that threaten the Gulf oil the other countries the Arab countries do take hit. I don't mean to suggest they'll get off scot-free but Iran's exports go to zero and in that environment we might actually be facing the eighth regime change in Persian history. Only have seven thirty five hundred years we might be on the verge of new bridge. What other implications does your world you have for activity in the Middle East more. Generally speaking and obviously intricately tied to that would be sort of the future of oil and the many intricacies there. What do you think of the other key points from your research in the Middle East row? There is no part of the Middle East. That is going to escape this but I think the best way to frame that discussion is to look at the country that is most likely to be countering. Iran's doing so here in the United States we've got some fairly strong opinions about the Iranian Republic. But if you look back historically right up until nineteen seventy nine. Iran was one of our best partners in the region. They were relatively culturally sophisticated. They partnered well with our intelligence and military services. We went on the on the same side versus things like Russia. For example but since the seventy nine revolution relations have gone from bad to worse horrible. And I don't see that in getting repaired anytime soon but you remove the Americans from the equation and when the Iranians really realize the situation or they're likely to get a little bit more aggressive now the country that matters the most here Saudi Arabia the Saudis see them the natural leader of the Islamic world because they control the holy cities but they utterly whack the military capacity that Iran Harris and in a straight up fight between the two powers. I mean it's it's no contest at all a bunch of high school kids could probably take military so the Saudis different tools they use checkbook diplomacy in order to underwrite militant groups throughout the region. And then they used their command of holy cities in order to motivate people based on ideological and religious grounds and they have a complete disdain for the sort of morality the drives decision making in the West. So it's difficult for Americans to accept groups like Isis and Al Qaeda these are direct Saudi creations and these are Saudi creations in a time where Saudi Arabia faced no direct military threat. So if you fast forward to a world where the United States is not protecting the Saudis and everything that they do more the Iranians are getting nervous and belligerent. The Saudis are going to really let loose they're going to be spawning groups left right and center in order to attack a running proxies around allies maybe people in Iran themselves keep in mind that the Syrian civil war has been so nasty because every couple of months the Saudis form a new militant group right in the heart of it and try to kill as many people as possible and so if you've got the Iranians trying to fight a more conventional war and the Saudis fighting unconventional war with groups like Isis. You're talking about something that is actually designed to burn most of the region to the ground from the Saudi point of view. They've actually got a pretty secure. Northern border several hundred miles of desert. They're thinking that if they can just lob militant groups across that in places like Iraq and Syria and just cause problems Iranians. They're Iranians will never have the bandwidth necessary the capacity that's necessary to punch through that desert buffer in order to get the oilfields. It's not a dumb strategy. It's just kind of evil. I've to hear your thoughts on maybe almost advice for those operating here. The United States especially business people a lot of those listening. There's a great little description at one point in the book where you say that Americans in the future as it pertains to sort of their interesting global affairs will be distant uninterested but strategically unfettered an armed to the teeth. Really interesting combination of adjectives or characteristics of a country with the power that we have. How would you translate that concept into sort of advice for how to think about the future of business for those operating in the United States? Well something to keep in mind. Is that the United States. Government has never been good at economic policy and its foreign affairs in recent decades since World War Two. That's by design. We specifically subsidized the rest of the world. So it could fight the Soviets which meant that American corporate interests to distant distant second place when it came to American policy planning so any free trade agreements that we did were made with the concept of global security in mind and supporting the economies of our allies was far more important than supporting American economic interests. Now if you go back to the time before World War Two there is this kind of inter into reading period when we came out of reconstruction we fought the Spanish American war. That was kind of are coming back to the World Party. And in the aftermath we had finally reunited the country we had finally made the military and inclusive institution had northerners and southerners represented but it was fragile and the United States did not want to take any positions in foreign affairs. The BET would disrupt that balance so what happened was American business. Leaders had already reintegrated. The North South West area had been a significant success and they were looking for greener pastures so the United States was now part of the world again but the military and the diplomatic corps really wasn't so American business leaders in American missionaries would actually go out and interface with the world. Establish import export facilities starting to start selling and if something went wrong because remember they're intervening in or affairs then the US diplomatic corn the US military corps would come in and back up in the air it was called dollar diplomacy. It got a little messy. You had the American government via business leaders sometimes sponsoring the your cube sometimes. We invaded countries in order to make sure that they repaid their on payments. Sometimes it was a more naked mercantilists. We're probably going to see some version of that coming up again except for this time. Instead of the United States being one of a dozen major powers states is GonNa have global reach and never really know global interests so the capacity for this to go completely overboard is pretty significant. So if you're looking for advice be very careful. The decisions that American business leaders making the next twenty five years are going to set the tone for American relations with the rest of the world for at least the next century. And if we become seved as gun toting greed monsters. That is something that is going to haunt us for generations to come. We are still trying to undo some of the damage from the last period of dollar diplomacy in places like Latin America and were probably about to get involved in something similar. So the trick. This time around is to remember that the countries at the United States is going to be integrating with and trading within the future are already industrialized. They may not be as advanced. But we're not talking about this quantum leap in development terms that we had back in the nineteen ten. It's best to build. Partners is best to build capacity locally. It's best to make sure that you've got local business leaders and local politicians on your side when you're making decisions. Some American business leaders will heed that advice. Probably do very well and build a cooperative relationship others not so much now. The country that we are likely to do this the most with is the country that were already most economically close to and that's Mexico. Mexico became a top trading partner. Last year. It's a position they will not give up in our lives and the real thing to keep in mind with. Mexico is that they are the only country that has any leverage versus Washington and versus American business because of the degree of integration because of the proximity. So if you're going to cut your teeth and foreign trade that's the country to do it on and that's the one that will probably protect us from some of our worst impulses. Do you imagine that in the future? Mexico and perhaps other countries will replace say China's manufacturing partner of the US. One of the most important or interesting things. I've seen come out of this. Corona virus issue is how much exposed supply chains and over-concentration of risk in a single country for manufacturers specifically what do you make the future of manufacturing partnerships in Mexico? A viable partner. There as well sure to explain how Mexico's GonNa Roll in the future we've got to kind of dissect the Chinese system a little bit. The Chinese system geographically disaster. You've got a flat area. In the north which Chinese a fought over throughout history two thousand years of ethnic cleansing in a war and you gotta southern region which is dominated by coastal city states. That actually do farewell and have a history of integrating with the wider world and the Chinese have always had a problem holding this all together and so basically what they do. Is THEY BRIBE EVERYBODY? So they take the sum total of all the citizens savings and they apply to any product. Possibly do it doesn't matter if it's cost effective. It doesn't matter sufficient if it's employing everybody then they're not writing. They're not resisting the government and what's happened since World War. Two as the Americans have admitted the turning these into there global structures and so the first time China has been able to access the world on someone's terms that is not a colonial occupier so we broke the Japanese Empire in World War. Two Europeans got sent packing and all of a sudden China could be country could never find it could trade. It could develop but all of this is an outcome of the American security position. Globally and of the goal order very little of. It is because of what the Chinese did. So if you remove the Americans. The Chinese lose those links so the entire Chinese model whether it's energy imports finished good. Exports LOCAL FINANCING SYSTEM. The manufacturing supply chain.
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"A little bit different from our first one giving you got a new book out today called this United Nations that goes into all sorts of interesting detail on countries around the world. Thought a fun place to start would be for you to bridge our last conversation and just describe again for the audience how you think about what makes for a successful country one of the things that had to really focus on heavily or to produce. This book was dark. About what makes things work? Why things are the way they are widely become used to them in the way that they are and what it means when the changes in the post Cold War or the United States is basically created this global structure that his told everybody that they can play and everyone can be successful. You don't have to worry about wars or invasions or supply routes food or energy or anything the global system will take care of it in the. Us will make sure the ghost works. Well you're moving the Americans from that system and we go back to a world where countries more or less have to look out for themselves in most of them. Don't have the capacity to do. So if you're going to have a chance of taking care of yourself there's a few things you need first of all you've got a certain degree of territorial viability seems kind of like a candy strategy. Where you kind of want to do inside the crunchy exterior so that you can do what you need to in your own territory. You want it to be easy to move around. Plains rivers Kinda perfect combination but then you want a hard crunchy exterior. People can't get you so mountains of great oceans are better too great if you're in the temperate zone because it means you can take care of your own agricultural supply and it means you actually have a chance to develop with a reasonable cost you any money that you don't have to use for overcoming internal geographic problems. You can use for infrastructure or education or defense just a cost-benefit second if you can grow your own food. That is absolutely preferred. We've come to think of. Agriculture is remarkably unsexy in the modern era. Because we're not used to having to fight for it but if you go back throughout history more far more countries have collapsed because of food distribution famine than ever died because of disease or war and once again the temperate zone flat areas. Kind of what your answer third. You want a sustainable relation structure when he just the right number of young people versus mature workers versus retirees. One of the things that's Industrialization. Kinda bequeathed us is when we started off farms into the cities. We went from thinking children's Free Labor. To thinking of children is kind of really expensive pets and so people had fewer of them. Well four generations on this preference for smaller and smaller families has left most of the world with a distressed an unsustainable demographic structure and most countries in the world are on the cusp of having more retirees than mature workers and more mature workers than young workers and more young workers children. That's a recipe for national self-destruction drilling only a handful of countries around. That have something. That's a little bit more sustainable. And if you can manage all that you're next bet is to whether or not you can turn the lights on. It's about energy access whether you use solar or coal or wind or nuclear. Whatever it happens to be if you can't guarantee sufficient energy supplies to make their system run. You can't industrialize. You can't modernize you're GONNA be living in the neo. Primitive sort of state or even worse. You're going to be completely dependent upon countries far beyond you and if you look at these four factors and Kinda stack them up. There's really only about five countries in the world right now. Who can kind of do this well? And that I hear of countries is honestly what the book is mostly about if you go down from that if you look at the countries that we think of as being very successful they really don't measure up very well. These four categories so most of the book is dedicated to kind of an if this then that we think of this country is being successful but in reality. It's the neighbor over here but it's going to be able to dominate in the future. Could you name those five countries now than I wanNA talk about the kind of different models for ruling the world that you lay out the American and the British Model? But before we go there. I'd love to just hear what those first year countries are so that we can return to them in a bit sure. All the United States comes in at the top of the list. It's got the best internal territory. It's got the best order system. It's got a population structure that is while starting to thin out a little bit still at replacement number. Two is Japan. Japan's country whose demographics are trying to bat and it doesn't seem like it's got a good energy situation because it doesn't but it has the capacity go out and take everything that needs interface with friendly countries in order to get what it wants. Third Up is Turkey. It's the most powerful country within a thousand miles and there's no one who can really hold a candle to it within its own neighborhood. Fourth is France which is really the only significant European country that can take care of itself once states leaves and then the final one is kind of a surprise entrance. Argentina. It is a country that has absolutely everything needs within. Its own borders faces no security threats and in a world that Kinda breaks down. Argentina has huge amounts of everything that the rest of the world whether it's energy or raw materials or foodstuffs so before we go into some of those individual countries there's a second early framework like the what makes us successful country framework that you just laid out that I found really interesting and probably important for understanding your model of the world and the chapter title was something. Like how to rule the world and compares the American kind of Care Model to the British stick model of large influence in the world. Could you briefly lay out the distinction between those and talk about why they might be important in the future? Sure it a key thing to remember about how the United States is managed the global system. Is that it. Did something very different? From how every empire before had worked the American Empire can be summed up as a bribe. We basically paid everyone to be on our sides Soviets to do that. We guaranteed absolutely every country physical security we guaranteed the security of all of their civilian trade on the ocean. Nobody had the convoy anything anymore. Countries that could never flow to maybe in the first place. That was kind of a big deal. We provided a global system. That would work for everyone. And we provided a currency that. We really didn't care manipulate if you want to have. The global currency makes the most important detail. Is You just have to care what happens to it in any given day? So it's really difficult from that and say the Chinese having global currency because it's the most manipulated currency in the world. They set the peg every single day based on what they're trying to achieve with policy where the United States has only intervene in the currency markets. A HALF A dozen times thirty years even at the height of the two thousand seven crisis when countries were begging of the United States to intervene in currency markets the. Us really didn't do now. The British model is one of sticks. The British model requires a technological advantage. So Britain was the first country in the world industrialized and they basically went around the world. Beating up everybody and taking what they want because they would be bringing guns to knife fights and they were the only country who could do that for about a century so Britain was able to establish this massive global position based in large part upon a technical acumen particularly as regards. Aby You were the most industrials country in the world by large margin and you started ships end. You were isolated from land attack because you were an island basically meant that your core territories could reach out and touch anyone anywhere at any time and do so at time and place of your choosing play that writ large round the world we got the Empire The sun never set upon so talk about why these models are important. I think a key central part of the book is that the Americans have done what they've done over the last however many decades but that their interest in all of this in the future around the globe is just GonNa Wayne. So I'm curious how you think this carrot-and-stick model will be tried or applied by other non-american would be powers in the coming decades. I central point is to understand why the United States as we created the global order in order to build up an ALLIANCE BRIBE UP ATLANTA. Fight the Cold War and so once the Cold War ended. We had the opportunity to recast the world towards a new goal and neglected to do that. The president we had at the time George Walker. Bush was voted out of office. When he was in the process of figuring out that plan and in seven straight elections we went with the candidate who was just not interested in foreign affairs and even Donald Trump where we are today so the United States has been leading this system atrophy and fall apart bit by bit and now Donald Trump is kind of going around with a sledgehammer breaking whatever's left so the US has done because be system was a bribe the US never really invested bits economy in the network. The United States is the least involved country in the world as a percentage of GDP in terms of trade exposure. And that leaves it to everybody else to kind of pick up the Tools themselves if they can now. Most countries don't have the geography to do this in a sustainable mayor. Most countries have kind of subcontracted out. All the defense needs to the United States now for seventy years and even if they hit the ground running it takes generation to put that back together. The Germans for example don't have a functional tank force Air Force or navy right now honestly aside from a few special forces teams that have proven their worth in Afghanistan. They really don't have a ground force at all. Learning this takes time a decade two decades three decades forty seconds. It took us a long time to get to the degree of military skilled at the Americans. Have today you're not gonNA manifest that overnight so if the Americans just kind of walk away and been pillars of civilization has collapsed. There is no global power. The Chinese can't reach beyond the first island chain. The Brits are out of practice. The French are regionally obsessed the Japanese or don't want to go beyond specific so you got a lot of regional powers that can duke it out but no one can go global which means we go back to something that existed back. During THE AGE OF EMPIRES. Were you have a handful of powers that have good geography at home and a limited ability to influence their regions? We have a series of regional powers that Terai to make sense of their own areas and I say that Argentina Turkey France and Japan are the four that are gonNA emerge on topics. But that doesn't mean it will be a bloodless transition. There are a lot of countries that have been trying to challenge the United States on a regional basis that have ironically become more dependent upon the United States. Never thought possible when the US leaves some of these regional competitors of the United States thinks of his problem countries China Russia Iran. All of sudden. They're going to discover that what makes their systems. Work is American engagement and so all the United States has to really do wants to record these places for decades if not generations is go home and that's exactly what we're doing. I'm curious the China example. I'd like to talk in depth about China in a bit but the examples you gave Russia and Iran as being largely dependent on America. I'm just curious exactly what that means. So maybe take ran as an example. How does that manifest? That's surprising thought Iran actually pretty straightforward. Here's a country that back in to quit was a superpower by any definition of the word but in the process of the world figuring out how to sail the ocean blue they were able to bypass around completely so it just fell into disrepair and WanNa destroy or evolution came along the Iranians basically imported goods and use mind output in a few other things like the statues and carpets to kind of pay for it. All oil comes along and just completely wreck the Iranian economy because they produce the crew to get cash and then they import. Whatever else happens that the need up to including food will in the modern era. All of that crude oil is exported. Three specific point called car..
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"S at the top of the political affairs and Department of Peacekeeping Operations? And those two were very separate department of political affairs just advise on political no questions and peacekeeping going implement peacekeeping solutions but clearly in the intervening years what we've seen is that the old model of peacekeeping which is really built on the idea of to standing armies of states that had a conflict. Then you would go and place the border between those two states much as you had maybe a recent example as cutrier Nathan via you had the UN sitting on the border. Those days are gone. Most conflicts these days within states. And so you see a much more complicated picture that it's not just the UN going in having blue helmets it oh blue beret. Peacekeepers monitoring ceasefire line the UN is routinely routinely getting much more deeply involved in complex situations whether Tin Congo or Voire Libya where. You're not just keeping peace in the sense ends of maintaining a border. You're trying to stop multiple armed groups from destablizing a political situation. And you're looking at political reform. So that in meshing of politics in peacekeeping I think is why was saying the proposal to move towards linking up political assessment peacekeeping and peace building but the one area Maria where analysts believe. The guitarist reforms may come unstuck relates to funding. So it's important to stress that the peace and security as well as the management reforms. uh-huh both cost-neutral meaning no new financial boat into undertaken either for the development or for the operation and that wasn't the case with the development reforms And that's where the problem lies. The revitalized OSCE system required individual eighty million dollars and so that had to be sourced from either voluntary soft pledges cost sharing in between a lot of the UN agencies and a one percent levy applied to non-core contributions. Now the most interesting one and the one that's most important was the voluntary contributions. Because that precariously premised on the expectation or robbed. The hope I should say that entities make contributions consistently and timely. That hasn't happened in two thousand seventeen countries like Norway and China. As well as the g seventy seven all expressed concerns that these funding obligations wouldn't be met China's specifically and they said this not so subtly. China urged all traditional donors namely the United States meet their voluntary funding obligations. And that's where this complex relationship between the UN in the US comes to the full because it's important to recognize that the US is the largest contributor to the UN it supplies or a fifth of its entire budget. So that's twenty two percent of its regular budget twenty eight percent of its peacekeeping budget and two thousand eighteen that was approximately three report. Three billion dollars but yet the US still falls short of its funding obligations and this is because back in two thousand. When the General Assembly reformed how contributions worked looked they considered the relative wealth and power country and because the US is so wealthy in so powerful it's contributions a significantly higher than what it contribute mute as a result the US is buying for the UN's lodged at owing proximate one billion dollars of the one point? Three Billion Dollars owed by all U N members in October and two in a guitar is actually announced that the UN was effectively running out of cash and would be unable to meet its payroll commitments on this money. Saad flowing concern and so two thousand. Nineteen was the second year that they had exhausted. All budget reserves and had to use funds from left of a peacekeeping missions and the the. US actually admitted that a lot of its decisions are about managing liquidity Robin fulfilling its development mission goals. So in my opinion the system is actually potentially attention asked too much too quickly particularly in an environment where it's lodged dona easing that favorable to the institution itself into funding that institution with more money the difficulties around funding a historic essentially the UN continues to lack a truly independent. Funding base. Suggestions have been thrown up to address. Yes this is Simon Chesterman but there are no easy solutions so there are innovative ideas on the Tobin tax very very modest transactions on on sort of things that are only made possible through a world order by law so some of the ideas that have been proposed things like a fraction of a percent on capital transfers around the world I- miniscule tax on email if you pay a cent a day to send emails onto the Internet ed regulated the net would provide actually fairly significant funding for the UN. But any time these things are suggested as a lot of pushback from industry or from countries because often it's the states themselves that recognize that lays financial contributions are a form of leverage over what the UN does and that. There are a significant a number of member states who actually don't want the UN to be independent Aldermen nights they want to obey the servant of amendment rights and as result is not a huge amount of energy to give the UN and an independent funding by any more than there is to give the UN independent Amin even though the the charter does provide the states to put troops at the disposal of the United Nations Security Council under agreements that you could sign but the UN in the history of the UN notice date has contributed even single soldier on that basis instead soldiers Zahn loaned to the UN or. Just have blueberries put on the technically. They're still fighting on behalf of their individual contributing countries. And that's why. When the first I secretary general tricks lead welcomed the second secretary general? He said welcome to the most impossible job on the planet. Simon Chesterman David Give leads believes one way to deal with future. Financial constraints is for the UN to look beyond its iron ranks to not always try to do things in house. He advocates for a greater involvement with the private sector but he acknowledges there are suspicions about entering into private public partnerships. I heard this question question. Many Times that the price has its own interests and they have its own interest and it's good that they have it's only the essence of UN is just channel this interesting interesting. The way that the benefits the ultimate site. Second be that they do not understand how operates and here I Caesar Role of the leader just to help them to get to better understand the private sector as a partner parts. After competitor to developing organization organizations. We can do these important together. We can really do because during my campaign. I met a group of people with different opinions one. We're really reluctant to bring them. In and other they've been very much eager to work together to achieve food security worldwide and I. I'm from my personal experience. I have spent on the six years since his business. Private secretaries having motivation real motivation to go faster and quickly and they are profit-oriented so they understand that they need to contribute a lot and be active. Of course purseful awful. They're looking for personal corporate profit. But I don't see any bad on this. One could be both the big negatives on having a corporate profit and the rich people but giving private individuals freedom and initiative to go and do the business. I believe that's the right way to move to the past to educate hundreds.
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"For more than seventy years the United Nations has helped to keep the peace Uphold human rights and advance the economic and social well-being of millions a new management paradigm mistaking halls with an emphasis on. Transparency Accountability onto -bility and improved mandate implementation. Today our work is needed more than ever Antonia India guitarist mocking his place as United Nations reform up. He's the first secretary-general to have once been hit of government for several years. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal. Ogle he's also the first chosen under new selection system where aspiring candidates were allowed to publicly campaign for the role this time last year guitarist announced a reform package one that would sit the UN secretary on a path to modernisation in. This program will look at what that package gentiles and what it might achieve and we'll also examine the powerful role of the UN Security Council. Many believe it no longer reflects the realities sees of willpower so Kennedy reformed. Hello Antony Fennell here. Welcome to future. Taints the eight thousand six hundred ridden seventieth. Meeting of the Security Council is called to order the provisional agenda for. This meeting is peace and security in Africa. I think there's value in having initials in the century full stop. I think we must never lose. Sight of what the world looks like when it doesn't have something like the UN is. Is it a perfect system. Now it's a long way from perfect. Is it better than nothing. Is a whole lot better than nothing doctor therapists from the University of Queensland and one of the reasons is why it's a whole lot better than nothing is in the agencies and the oversight that we have for example if thinking of health as a worldwide issue of concern. We we think that way because of the United Nations we think that way because of the World Health Organization. Now that's really important for states. We have people paying attention to an Ebola outbreak in west Africa cricket recognizing that that has regional consequences and potentially world consequences and we need an international body. That's capable of doing those sorts of things you know we are so critical article of the UN but if you're a little tiny country and you can't maintain diplomatic relations very easily because that's expensive having embassies in other countries is expensive. You can have an embassy bassy in New York and you can go to the and you can talk to all the people that you need to talk to. Otherwise were withdrawing that from small states. And we're withdrawing their ability to act on the the international stage and that helps keep the world safer that helps us keep alert to problems helps us keep alert to any potential conflicts that are brewing any potential health health crises if we lose the UN we lose all of that capability sell on set up more than seventy years ago with fine ideals. The United Nations has often been criticized sized as ineffectual. The new Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez brings to that difficult job ten years experience as the UN's High Commission for Refugees. The guitarist reform plan is focused onto Jek gives raining in bureaucracy and making the UN's infield operations more efficient and effective. But he's not the. I walk this path as the National University of Singapore. Simon Chesterman explains so I remember previous round of reforms about twenty years ago when then coffey Hanan came in and was trying to bring about reforms and Sergei Lavrov then the Russian ambassador to the UN now foreign minister came to Annan. and Dan said it's taken you six months and you have really achieved anything. The Lord created the world in six days. What's taking you so long and coffee and and who wasn't always very funny? Did respond to time. The the Lord didn't have to deal with one hundred ninety three member states and so that is a real barrier to reform one of the things that I think could terrace. Terrace has been trying to do which is actually quite clever is focused on just getting the UN to function better does a tendency when people think about reforming the UN and to think in terms of grand changes so what Guiterrez focused on is really trying to just make the UN function more effectively and to do some of the bureaucratic radic creep that has taken place over the past several decades really since the early nineteen ninety s with the expansion of peacekeeping for analyst. Finalists Michael Noonan. The reforms certainly modest but nonetheless necessary. So there were three reform pillars that Gutierrez focus on the the first piece insecurity the second was management and the third and arguably the most important was development so with regards to peace and security. The reforms combine the responsibilities of form offices to create two new departments. The I was the Department of Political and peacebuilding affairs which provided a global responsibility responsibility on conflict mediation and preventative diplomacy. The second bomb was the department of peace operations which would organize the peacekeeping operations of the UN and and managing both these departments. The reforms introduced the standing principles group. which chaired by the secretary-general himself would work? Alongside UN entities and meet birth quarterly an on an ad hoc basis to respond to crises and facilitate effective coordination with regards conflicts and development and human rights. So the second pillar management also focused on reorganizing existing department to create two new offices the Department of Management Strategy Policy and compliance and the Department of operational support and the INFO gets areas. Here was to introduce assistant that was easy to use and understand. He tried to eliminate duplication work outlined clear roles and responsibilities and introduce checks and balances and so author of massive internal review. The reform abolished a significant. Number number redundant issuances and match nearly two thousand stuff to new positions providing training introducing improved performance evaluation systems for senior personnel. Oh and actually achieving agenda balance full senior staff and simply put Gutierrez wanted to or he hoped more likely to develop a culture of results and processes but the third reform pillow the one relating to the UN's in-country development activities that markel new and believes could prove the most important at the heart of the UN when development strategy are united country teams these UN country teams encompass all of the UN entities that the system might have within a specific country. These can can include effectively any in agencies under the United Nations Sustainable Development Group so because the UN Country Team can involve any number of agencies UN required assist awesome to coordinate and lead the country teams. And that's where the resident coordinator system. The system was introduced however in its previous configuration. The resident coordinator system was actually managed by the UNDP. That's one of the very agencies that it's meant to oversee and so you can start to see how this convoluted hierarchy. He made it difficult for resonant coins to have any official authority over the UN agency heads at them and to manage so the reforms in this particular case move the Aussie awesome to instead report directly to the UN Secretary General providing an independent office that had designated in official authority over over the UN country. Teams one vocal supporter of the restructuring of the Resin Coordinator will see system is former Georgia. In Agriculture Minister. David Kiva leads. Who recently made an unsuccessful run to become the UN's head of Food and agriculture? He believes Antonio Qatar is on the right path. This reform generally about this centralization to giving more power to the regional offices in dollars there two sub-regional ordination offices. This is one of those basic impediment. Slowest that sometimes respecting protocols. They are very complicated. Eh for instance one inside the NFL the district approval for his travel. Week ahead not just to get it but sometimes you eunuch just departs the next morning so this is really important. Nobody knows Becker what is needed in Georgia local experts. Nobody knows what these needed in Australia Australia. Better than your local experts on the ground so you must be granted to make decision over there. Not The way instructions from Rome New York from any any headwork when you delegate these and make sure that right people are walking their this reform will be successful so any large bureaucracy tends is be quite good at fighting change but I think the compelling argument that he's making is that if the UN is going to be taken seriously in any area It's GONNA deliver results. The UN can't simply measured development by dollars spent development activities have to be measured by achievements. Realized realized we now have much sense of how to measure impact the Human Development Report the Human Development Index the rule of law indices. We have much a sense of how to actually evaluate how effective the UN is rather than just supply of of resources on the peace and security side. I think there is also a realization is Asian that the long held separation between politics and peacekeeping not longer makes any sense in the past. There was a separate body. What set up in the early nineteen ninety.
"united nations" Discussed on Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin
"But it's fairly universal seth. My name is Bruce from planet earth. Recently one of my favorite podcasts. Making sense with Sam Harris went behind a paywall. He did this to avoid the perception that he is being influenced by his sponsors. I respect that but I can't see myself paying the monthly subscription to have access to his work by question question is how consumed continued to provide his podcast free to me but still make a profit. Thanks for all you do. Thank you Bruce. Here's the the deal for twenty or thirty years. People have been talking about the idea that some kind of information wants to be free that information in that spreads changes the culture. How is it then that once we eliminate the scarcity of the container? I used to hold the information. For example books are scarce. Because you have to chop down trees you have to storm you have to ship them. For example music was scarce because you had to put it on vinyl vinyl or a CD for example wine is scarce because it needs to come from a great Bingo on a bottle so leaving wine aside for minute what what are we gonNA do about. The industries built around information. Because the very thing that they depend on the ideas spreading are somehow related to the container that they come in and so when we take words take them out of a book put them into an e book or put them into a podcast. We are starting to eliminate scarcity. Radio had scarcity built right in there. Were only only a few stations in every town spectrum create scarcity so there's only a few stations since there's only a few stations more people listen to each one since more or people listened to each one attention also scarce becomes valuable because you're heaping it in huge piles and you can sell some of that attention to a sponsor but what happens when. There's a million podcasts. When there's a million podcast the average podcast only has twenty listeners? Twenty listeners his not enough to interrupt them and turn around and make a profit so you've outlined the problem. You don't WanNa pay Sam. Sam is worried about the perception that his opinion will be changed by sponsors. I'm not totally sure that that's true. I don't think my opinion about how to brush. Your teeth is changed by the fact that without my knowledge toothbrush. Ads appeared on this podcast but leaving that aside for a second we have more universal problem. Here which is you used to be able to get paid for making content because content was scarce. But more and more. You'RE NOT GONNA get paid for for making content particularly for making generic content if there's content associated only with you as we've seen on Patrie on you can hold your content hostage you can go to your fans and say unless enough of you pony up on like Bruce. I won't make it but you have to mean in it and over time. You may run into a problem because as Tim O'Reilly coined the problem isn't piracy. The problem isn't that your your ideas are spreading without you getting paid. The problem is obscurity. Your ideas aren't getting heard if your ideas are getting hurt then you're are not known and if you're not known then you're not trusted and if you're not trusted you can't change the culture if you can't change the culture you can't create value and so if you're a creator of ideas you need your ideas to spread to how to get paid because we live in a society and culture built on free market and industrial oh capitalism two different things and in both cases we sort of expect people are GonNa get paid for their work toward noting that for more than one hundred thousand years ears. Humans did not get paid for their ideas did not get paid for their song. Did Not get paid for their words. That was your hobby. You got paid for hunting or gathering or farming he got paid for doctoring beating. Get paid 'cause you said something funny. You didn't get paid 'cause you wrote amazing using grace. Just imagine what the world would be like on that one A. Z.. We no how is your hobby. And it's only in the last hundred or two hundred years we turn this into a profession. Some you could expect to get paid for but going forward forward people with ideas are going to get paid and are getting paid for something else. Something scarce they're getting paid for organizing the others they're getting paid for creating places and opportunities for connection. They're getting paid for souvenirs of their ideas. Not The ideas. Themselves chiefs and trumpeters cycle of creative destruction is going faster and faster and faster because now that we can fake someone's voice now so that we can fix someone's video. You're not even sure who the source of the idea is an so chaos will ensue. We are on the cusp of a lot of chaos us and so people who create ideas people create ideas that want to reach people. Like Bruce who don't want to pay for them. It's not clear it to me. We can get paid for our ideas. It's not clear to me that we can create sufficient scarcity to at large scale repeatedly. Make a living so I am doing this podcast. Not because I am getting paid to do it. I am doing this podcast because I can. Because it's a privilege. This is the end of the fifth season of Akimbo. And to those of you who have listened to more than one hundred episodes or just this one. Thank you because because you are offering me something really valuable. You're offering me your attention and that attention implies a level of trust that attention gives us a chance to share ideas and make things better. If you share this podcast I would really appreciate it. It might be good for you as well because if you share this podcast the people around around you might be willing to have an interesting conversation with you. This is the last podcast. I'll be doing with mid roll. Mid Roll are the folks who first showed showed up and provoked me into launching Akimbo. But we're moving on and going forward. This podcast is going to be sponsored by AKIMBO DOT com the platform. We've built that. His trained nearly twenty thousand people in more than one hundred countries using workshops to connect the others creating something scarce in a world filled with plenty of opportunities but not enough chances to find the others. I'm looking forward to twenty twenty because it's a chance another chance once again to make things better. I hope you'll join me. I'm looking forward to making a Ruckus with you. Thank you for listening listening. And here's to a happy and healthy. Twenty twenty go. Make your rockets. I just don't think it's possible or probable in in today's world to distinguish yourself as an educational institution or as a success seeker at the level of information gathering or information formation distribution. I mean this is the information age and you can get a great book a great essay. A great idea anywhere in none of us can do that better than the Internet right There is no oh great thought leader. WHO can out think the Internet like? We have data what all NBA gets right. Is it puts you in a context where you're part of a community that says. Yeah that's good. You got access to ideas you got access to information that's awesome but when you're gonNA show up when you gonNA face blink page when you're going to face the possibilities within you when you got to face those fears I'm not GonNa let you gotTa show up and that's the hardest part and it sounds simple. It sounds very commonsensical. But it's the number one reason why we don't write that book. It's the number one reason why we don't ask that question. It's not because we don't know where we don't have the information. We don't have an environment and can we don't have a support network that makes it feel like showing up as possible for me not just possible for the success stories out there but I Consider the ALT- NBA more than three thousand alumni in seventy four countries around the world find out more at Ault M._B._A. dot com..
"united nations" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"Five five two to five well ambassador Nikki. Haley just dropped in. We're going to have her on the air here in a few minutes for a little bit of this hour as we talk about her new book. Look that's coming out called with all due respect defending America with Grit and grace. I'm be a great conversation and We don't do that coming having very often. But I'm buster. Haley is a Definitely a very interesting lady and I thought it'd be fun to talk to her and fun for you to listen in so so she's GonNa join us here for a little while this hour Phone number in the meantime for you and Oughta talk triple eight eight two five five two two five life. Jill starts off this hour Missouri. Hey Jill how are you dave. I'm fine thanks for taking my call and thanks for all you do Mine situation here it is. I'm forty eight. I've never married and I don't have kids. I may fulltime music. Director for a church Make forty-six thousand. So when I we started up to you I realized there's no way I'm going to be able to take care of all my bills And get ahead with that so I I actually started teaching high school school band and choir and so that added another ten thousand A year now. The problem is is that they're requiring me to get certified To go back to school and that's going to cost the program that I ha- I am going to be taking is GonNa be like twelve thousand Route ten thousand dollar job. Yeah but it's over over a number of years they're allowing me five years to do it okay But I don't know I don't know what else I mean is if it's feasible Right now I have My houses ninety eight thousand. I have a ten thousand dollar car payment or car Forty six thousand on student loan and fourteen on a credit card but I'm paying on You said your I said you're forty eight. I am forty eight. Yes okay so I think there's a bigger question okay. The bigger question is What do you want to be doing eh for the next ten years and let's invest in that I would not go to all this angst and trouble over a part time job? Okay now if you want a full time music teacher and make your career and you're going to go in and become a member of. Aw that county. And they're gonNA pay you fifty sixty thousand overtime seventy thousand dollars to work for them. And that's the return and you get to live your dream and hand you get to smile while you're doing it and you get to make money and it's a full-time Gig then. Twelve thousand dollar investment makes sense short. It doesn't investment for a ten thousand dollar part time job does not make any sense at all because you'll be the first thing on the chopping block if there's a budget problem sure it's it's a Pretty new schools that started up so right. Now it's part time but The attendance is tripling. Every I mean doubling every year and so we in Providence. Well it is a private school and I I they are anticipating that it will be full time. you're churning music director say Christian school. It is yes all right. Well there's two I'd WanNa do then one is. I would want to discuss with them. The idea that they pay for this pay which they can afford it and Be where it's GonNa take me after I go to this trouble okay. And based on the growth of students. We think we're GONNA make you full time in two years if you finish your certification. Then let's get her done yet but if our if they I think well you know I don't know and it might be twenty years and we all know and then you don't invest in Muno on I'm not gonNA put my life on the line for that but but it is a certification transferable then to public. Yes it is absolutely yeah ask them to pay for it. It's only twelve grand and in return you'll promise to work there you know and you go in and go ahead and settle on your future salary and stuff okay. So let's it's not. Let's make this a part of a tenure game plan not a way to keep my part time job. Sure okay then it makes sense all right. Thank you so much call. We appreciate you joining us. Quinn is next. Quinn is in New York. Hi Glenn how are you. Hi Dave thanks for taking my call. Sure what's up. Okay so my husband and I are twenty three and just got married in September. I've been work. Thank you so much so. I've been working fulltime for a little over a year. And he has six more months before he graduated from Undergrad and I grew up listening to you. Thanks to my mom and I the following principles we followed your principles to achieve Before I got married I was on baby. Step four My question comes in so my husband has fourteen. Fourteen thousand nine hundred twenty one dollars in student loans should we just and we've obviously combined bank accounts and everything so should we empty our -mergency fund Down to a thousand thousand dollars to pay about half of the loan you were on baby step four when you got married. He took you back to baby. Step two right now we. We are one purchases and now you are one and you. You combine your back accounts but you. You know it's just hard for you and I don't blame you because you were route along pretty good and I'm sure he's worth it but you married into some debt right now. I think the main thing is just like since we're only on one on paycheck right now the next six months so same thing. So what does he does is. He's working undergrad right yet. We're GONNA Graduate Studies uh-huh degree in Cybersecurity. And so. What's she studying Sabra? Oh that's wonderful. What a great career field and so what what him from working while he's getting his degree so he's actually rotc right now he's going to be going to the army reserve so that takes a lot of time and they do pay him like a stipend every two weeks and he has awesome sauce? It's coming in anymore loan. It's just been before so you do have to do is creating some income and he is working not just going to school so That's good all right. Good Yeah let's just let's roll up actually put our budget together with our current situation. You know the great news is in twelve months from today. Your world's going to be completely different front with both of you kicked into gear. And he's got a great career field. y'All are GONNA be making bank. Okay thank you so much. You're heading in the right direction. Very very well-done open phones at triple eight eight two five five two two five Pablo is on Youtube. Says Dave what's your opinion on using the ACORNS APP after baby A. B. Step three not as a primary but little spare change investing well the only downside of acres. There's no downside anytime you save. Save money so good thing the only downside is you feel like you did something because let me tell you how the math works if you save a very small amount of money you know what you're going to end up with a.
"united nations" Discussed on 5 Things
"Good morning. I'm Taylor Wilson and this is five things you need to know Tuesday. The Twenty Fourth of September Twenty nineteen get assorted president trump is set to address the United Nations would they focus on Iran in speech to world leaders. The president is expected to continue to try and gauge interest the idea of an international coalition to oppose a Rod a recent attack on a Saudi oil facility by Iran backed Yemeni hootie rebels has stirred the pot between the US and Iran but critics wonder if he has enough support among allies to team up against the country and did not helping matters trump has been pressed this week with questions surrounding a scandal obey conversation he had with Ukrainian President Vladimir's Alinsky and whether he threatened to withhold aid to the country unless officials launched an investigation into Democratic presidential residential candidate Joe Biden trump's personal attorney. Rudy Giuliani has raised questions about whether Biden as vice president pushed for former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokhin Shokhin to be ousted shokhin investigated a private Ukrainian gas company Barista group that Biden's son Hunter Biden was a board member of but Biden said that he wanted shokhin out because he wasn't doing enough to investigate corruption not because of anything to do with his son trump. Meanwhile says he never pressured the Ukrainian government when it came to who investigating Biden. There was no pressure. Put on them whatsoever. I put no pressure on them whatsoever. I think it would probably possibly have been okay if I did but I didn't. I didn't put any pressure on them. Whatsoever Biden tweeted on Monday for trump to release transcripts of his call with Ukraine a second Perrin faces sentencing in the so-called Varsity Blues College Admission Scandal in Los Angeles executive on Tuesday will become the latest parents sentence after actress. Felicity Huffman received fourteen days is in prison earlier this month. Devon Sloan who's the founder and CEO of a water treatment company has admitted to paying two hundred fifty thousand dollars for his.
"united nations" Discussed on 5 Things
"True on Monday as far north as a gag Alaska and as far South as Wellington New Zealand you win the world's southernmost capital city just one difference south of the equator. It's the spring equinox tropical storm. Karen is on its way toward Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It's still not clear what Karen's exact path will be but the storm will gradually intensify early this week bringing downpours and gusty winds wins as it approaches the islands likely on Tuesday Puerto Rico is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in twenty seventeen as the island's power grid remains unstable able and hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans live in housing still in disrepair and while Karen won't be anything compared to the one hundred seventy five mile an hour winds of Maria Governor Governor Wanda Vazquez said that an emergency plan has been activated across the island of three point two million people and last Princess Diana has been gone for more within two decades bought the late royals memory will surely be at the forefront when Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan begin their trip to Africa on Monday. The roles are scheduled scheduled to visit South Africa together with Harry also visiting Angola Malawi and Botswana Harry's Solo trip to Angola will be particularly significant bringing memories as for many of his mom Diana. They're just eight months before her death you can catch new episodes of five things Monday through Saturday on apple podcasts and wherever relegate your pods including the Google home and Amazon Echo you can also subscribe for free and if you'd like you can leave us a rating and review plus be sure to follow and tweet lead at USA Today podcast on twitter five things as part of the USA Today podcast network hiring can be a slow process cafe eldora or a COO Dylan Moskowitz needed to hire a director of coffee for his organic coffee company but was having trouble.
"united nations" Discussed on 5 Things
"Good morning. I'm Taylor Wilson and this is five things you need to know Monday. The twenty third of September two thousand nineteen to get you distorted President Donald Trump kicks off another United Nations meeting on Monday as world leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly trump's meeting comes amid increased tensions aginst between the US and Iran among other issues a recent attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia will be at the top of the agenda and a senior administration official speaking anonymously missiles said that the president will try to use the UN to look for a consensus about what to do with Iran the country was largely blamed within the trump White House for having something to do with the attack and trump said last week that new sanctions are set to go against the country. We have just sanctioned the Iranian national bank that is Zehr central banking system and it's going to be at the highest level of sanctions. Meanwhile the hottest ticket in New York will be at the climate climate action summit where world leaders plan to address increasing climate change trump who wants to pull the US out of the two thousand fifteen Paris agreement to cut emissions will not participate associate but China and other countries may make big announcements allies have also been on sixteen year old Swedish activists Gril Tune Berg last week millions of people around the world marched arch-foe climate change awareness something to Enberg told the UN youth climate summit was driven by the youth. We showed that we we are united and that that we young people are unstoppable to Enberg will speak at the General Assembly on Monday. Testimony is set to begin on Monday in the trial trial of a former Dallas police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in his own home last year amber geiger a white officer said she mistook her neighbors apartment for her own last year and thought both John was a burglar according to a nine one one recording geiger can be heard apologizing to John a native of the Caribbean and island of Saint Lucia who worked for an accounting and consulting firm in Dallas. She said that after a long shift she returned home exhausted and mistakenly parked on the wrong floor before heading to the wrong apartment because of it the Dallas Police Department fired Geiger after the shooting and many in the community protested calling for justice while vigils were held for John. Including one at Harding University John was twenty six years old next up so long flip-flop. San Hello Pumpkin spice. Monday marks the tunnel equinoxes in the northern hemisphere meaning. The official first day of fall is here though they are technically isn't any administrative or political organization that makes it official on the equinoxes the amount of daylight daylight and night are both roughly twelve hours long across most of the world that'll be true on Monday as far north as a gag Alaska and as far South as Wellington New Zealand you win the world's southernmost capital city just one difference south of the equator..
"united nations" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"How do you treat some of these underlying causes in case where there's a a significant terrorism and or civil war problem. So the UN announced that the theme for this year shown assembly meeting is making the United Nations relevant to all people, global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful and sustainable societies to the UN is relevant today. So are you lost me about centers for their? The UN is pretty good at coming up, sort of pretty bunol phrases like that. I have no idea what that even means. Look to my way of thinking about these things multi-lateralism matters if and when it's a framework in which the major powers find tools with which they can work together to solve problems. And we've seen at various points in history, the major powers including the United States, and the Soviets or the United States sell for now, the United States, the Chinese, the Russians mover. Want to find a solution to a problem needs some place where they can collaborate and it's easier to do that. If there's an established infrastructure for that and a place where they meet anyway, a set of arrangements they can use. That's the potential of the UN to be a place where the major powers come together to solve problems. I'm always resistant to this notion of the UN as kind of solution to global problems and kind of roving for everybody. That's a little bit romantic frankly, where the UN is effective is when powerful countries use it to try to solve problems. So my understanding of the way that the UN Security Council, the wider body Security Council operates is that there's a rotating chair and the United States coincidentally has the chair as the journal someone gets underway. So we'll see ambassador Haley. We'll see President Trump in the chair, kind of leading the discussion. We expect to see what's gonna be listening for in those presentations if they do, and I don't know whether they are, but if they do a presidential meeting of the scared accounts councils only. Been done a handful of times in history. That should be an interesting session to watch. President Trump chairing the Security Council. Bashur Haley has been a very effective Basser the UN she's chosen to make the theme of the presidency corruption. I'm a little torn on that one. Look, I think that corruption is an important part of the international security agenda that kind of massive state corruption of a place like Russia and North Korea is a big part of why those states posed the kinds of challenge. They do Chretien as part of civil wars agenda. That's all fair. I confess I think we are as a country, a place where our credentials to be speaking out on issues of the rule of law are weaker than they should be. That's substantial cost. Okay, fine. That's in the background. She'll try to gender at the UN. If there's a presidential meeting, those tend to be against of acts of drama, more than of substance presidents aren't people who roll up their sleeves negotiate outcomes. They. Posture their country, and we'll see a lot of posturing, but it's within the world of the possible that you could see some alignment of not on the corruption Genda, but on some of the counter terrorism agendas or nuclear proliferation agendas, you could see some alignment of interests among the players at the p. five under American leadership. So once it's all said and done, once the UN general assembly over the delegates back to their countries and what happens to the international peace and security Jenna moving forward?.
"united nations" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Our president. Jon Allen is hard official intelligence and it simply patients for nearly everything in the world. So I know we'll be hearing a lot more about that from you and from other Brookings scholar. So more to come on that, let's switch to the UN it self. As I said, the UN general assembly is happening in September in New York City in one of their genetics is peace. And security can talk about specifically how the UN general simply will be addressing the issues that you raise in the paper. I think the reality is that almost all the substantive issues, sustainable development, climate change security excetera are gonna be overshadowed by just a giant bun fight. The general assembly is a stage doesn't do things. It's a stage which countries project, and I think we're gonna see this year is an awful lot of countries projecting their dissatisfaction with what they see a kind of radical unilateralism of the Trump administration. And you'll see the Trump administration broadcasting. It's sort of firmness in its disdain for forms of multilateral anyway, constrain American sovereignty, not that they meaningfully do. So I think we'll see on awful lot of heat in the rhetoric around the journal somebody. I'm not sure we'll see a lot of light. So the Trump administration is pushing its idea. You know out of radical, you know our lives, but that conflict squarely with the multilateral nature of the nations and other. Able institutions like NATO, how does that conflict play out in the world? I mean, where does it end? This is one of these funny ones where the ideological debate is in a way much sharper than the reality, right? There's almost nothing in the multilateral fear that in any meaningful way constrains American sovereignty. It constrains the sovereignty of other countries that's true. Doesn't constrain American salary any meaningful way. And everybody in the Trump administration knows it. It's just a a point of sort of principle in a way to push back on even the prospect that there could be forms of multilateral some that constrain American sovereignty, fine. That's kind of rhetorical point. Point principle. I don't disagree with the point in principle. I just think it's essentially meaningless and practice, and the reality and practices that in almost every place where we have a concern with terrorism or security of some type or nuclear proliferation. Some part or other of the multilateral system is deployed alongside us trying to solve that problem. So it seems to me. An important part of the agenda should be making sure that those institutions are performing effectively to do that. You have to have a theory of the case. You have to have a strategy. You have to have diplomacy. We can drive a lot of these institutions, but we can't actually reform the buyer sells. We do need a water coalition to do this just in the nature of multilateral itself. Some drive people nuts that you have to actually work with other people in the world to get things done. But you know what you do. You actually have to work with other people in the world to get things done overseas. That's just the nature of rally in the paper. You note that there are fewer peacekeepers. You peacekeepers deployed the seer, the NIST a few years ago. The level today is still higher than it has been, but they're not deployed in the most needed places. So we talk about tools at the United Nations house to address security problems. Peacekeepers is one of them, but they're not necessarily in the places where appears that there needed most, why not? Right. Well, this is a debating point at the sort of fighting point. I've been part of a very small minority of voices arguing that the UN needs. To get serious about the fact that in the places where it's deployed and in the wars were confronting terrorism is an essential part of the problem..
"united nations" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"Promote a sort of global understanding of how of burdensharing and was followed up this year by by internal guiterrez with the perspective of having an and having been um a high commission for refugees for ten years but the the lofty words have a translated so much into into action now the crisis in europe i think history has receded somewhat in terms of the the political impact doesn't mean that the people themselves are are are that there are other needs are being addressed in the outflow from syria has receded but but look at look at lebanon for example lebanon where you have one out of every four persons is that is a refugee from syria that's a that's an untenable burden for lebanon to be to be wholly in the lebanese are eager eager eager for the syrian superbike syria as the war onesta but the conditions aren't there yet for that you know the world degrees in the refugee convention so you need to have have safe sustain dignified returns but if the conditions aren't there yet in the host countries basically start pushing what do we do i don't know what do we do mr hug warren hogan international peace institute hi jeffrey my question is a bit like some of the you've been asked before but i want to focus on europe because it's mine notion that european nations have generally been supportive of the multilateral purposes of the united nations some of those nations in the past few years have now have leaders who are nationalised.
"united nations" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"You know say india would have a strong case for being on the security council giving its demographic weight to be other other members of the of the member states who who probably say moon we don't really like the idea of india having approved having approve membership so right now the p five don't have to deal with the seriously because the member states are united on what security council reform would look like mrs sorensen thank you gillian sorensen the united nations formerly and now with the international rescue committee of there's one word that i haven't heard you use it all the seve ning and that is the word refugees a consequence of conflict and famine and drought in all kinds of other things on the numbers are staggering of 65 million is the number that i hear used a lot of what are we going to do we have a high commission for refugees but it's one agency among others how can the un possibly cope with this how can we bring in more world leaders more donors more independent groups ngos of all kinds to address a crisis that has grown so exponentially in these recent years a thanks gillian i should have mentioned refugees was talking about the middle east because of the the export of a problems from said the syrup conflict includes of course refugees what refugees have done politically to the political dynamics in inside europe is not only humanitarian issues become up it's become a political issue for for recipient countries this secretarygeneral as wouldn't surprise anybody is focused very much on the refugee issue because of his own history and also because of his recognition that use that you start to that that not only do you have a humanitarian imperative to help these people but you have a political imperative to see that the numbers don't keep growing we have a political imperative which is the comes back to the to the part luke refers work the try to prevent the types of conflict that lead to the lead to the outflow aref of refugees part of the problem part of the solution is.
"united nations" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"The united nations of in a his police are as great real estate opportunity at one point he wanted to carry out the refurbishment of the united nations he moaned about the tiles behind the speaker's podium but the general assembly the verge stage that he'll be taking on the on tuesday morning but we thought that he would try and bring a wrecking ball to the united nations once he became president but actually he's had a constructive relationship wicked terrorist and nikki haley who uses un ambassador has become sort of africa of the united nations within the trump administration so rather the seeing wrecking ball they're trying to reform the un from within and he'll be speaking at this the this event to this morning about how to do so uh what signs all over now the way in which he might be prepared to get involved in international negotiations that okay of the paris accord on climate change yeah when trump withdrew from the paris accord or the rose garden early in the summit ernst lent it was so hot in the rose garden that day that our phones and laptops actually seized up that was a case of america first being america alone he withdrew from what been really the the biggest success story of the un in recent years forging that climate change agreement in paris and we've have mixed and confused messages over the weekend from the administration about the possibility that the trump administration might be looking to reengage with that process set of climate change meeting in montreal over the weekend which was a ten about one thirty ministers us officials talks about revising us climate change goals signalling some sort of compromise ladawa hassle the short back down on saturday evening but on sunday on the talk shows in america the earth sector site rex tillerson said the trump was open to finding those conditions where america could nine engaged redick onto cited the emissions targets of america and china were really irish of balance which is something which trump fumed about in that rose garden appearance and was one of the reasons why he withdrew so the international community will be looking for clarity from the trump administration on this or frankly they'll be looking for a change of heart because as i said this was an instance where america first really was america.