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Fresh "united nations" from The Christian Science Monitor Daily

The Christian Science Monitor Daily

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Fresh "united nations" from The Christian Science Monitor Daily

"Life skills. Arthur flash Johnson founded the flash boxing and activity center in east St. Louis Illinois, a high poverty high crime area where fighting is a frequent response to adversity. His goal is to redirect the impulse to fight into the sport of boxing, and to nurture the discipline and respect needed to succeed not only in the ring, but also at school on the job and in the community. Coach is going to give you all the tools and you have to work with them, says Carlton Richardson. After mister Johnson spotted him in an after school program and invited him to try the sport, he was hooked. I developed a passion for it, mister Richardson says he trained with coach Johnson for months. It was hard at first. It's mental explains mister Richardson, noting that he spent countless hours in the gym. It has to be your life, he adds, that dedication paid off. He took home the super heavyweight title for his division at the 2016 ringside world championship and went on to place third in the nation that year. Now 21 years old, mister Richardson works full time. But he applies to the accomplishments in the ring to everyday life. It taught me how to face a lot of fears, he says, this story was reported by amisha Ramsey in east St. Louis Illinois for the monitor. Now, commentary from the monitor's editorial board on how robots can make a smarter. Did humanity just become genuinely smarter about artificial intelligence? That could be the case with a 39 page set of recommendations, released last week by the United Nations. The document a result of three years of work by hundreds of experts was endorsed by 193 countries. For the first time on a global scale, it lays out universal values for the ethics needed to ensure that AI driven technologies from facial surveillance.

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Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily

The Christian Science Monitor Daily

00:48 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on The Christian Science Monitor Daily

"A nascent democracy should accountability for alleged misdeeds be sacrificed on behalf of national unity, that's a question Libyans are grappling with in a presidential election with few rules. Libya's first ever presidential election is less than a month away, and the rules over who is allowed to run are still being worked out. Say, father slam qaddafi, son of the slain former dictator Moammar is out. General Khalifa Haftar, a warlord, who laid siege to Tripoli just last year, is in, for now. Much is writing on these elections, part of a political road map devised last year by the United Nations Europe and the United States. They were designed to unite a nation that has been divided by rival governments foreign mercenaries and proxy warfare for most of a decade. A broad array of factions supports this democratic initiative, which could put Libya under one leader for the first time since a NATO assisted revolution overthrew the elder mister Gaddafi in 2011. But observers cautioned that claims of voter fraud or irregularities which have already led some to pick up arms once again could plunge the country back into conflict. These elections are potentially transformative in the sense that Libya's fundamental political structure would change. But they are a recipe for controversy in the way that election has been framed and who can and can not run. Says Claudia gazzini, an analyst for the international crisis group. It's a big risk. This story was reported by Taylor luck in a man Jordan for the monitor. How can Americans who disagree about education talk productively? Two educators with opposing views wanted to find out for themselves. The result is a book and podcast with ideas for moving forward. When Frederick Hess and Pedro noguera wanted to better understand each other's often opposite positions on education, they hashed it out in emails. Their correspondence was published earlier this year in the book, a search for common ground conversations about the toughest questions in K through 12 education. And their approach has gotten the attention of school board members and educators who suddenly find themselves in a firestorm over mask mandates and the teaching of race. In the book's preface, the duo say they have spent much of the past few decades on opposing sides of important educational debates. With Pedro generally on the left, and Rick mostly on the right. Doctor Hess's director of education policy studies at the American enterprise institute and doctor nogueira is dean of the rossier school of education at the University of Southern California. They're often asked for advice on how to start difficult conversations. It takes an interest in listening to one another, says doctor Hess in a joint Zoom call with a monitor. This country is so divided and it's dangerous, because it's becoming more and more violent as doctor noguera. And so modeling how to have civil debate is really important. This story was reported by Chelsea's for.

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Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on UN News

UN News

00:35 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on UN News

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations. The head of the UN health agency has criticized blunt and blanket measures taken by countries to stop the spread of the omicron variant. In a statement on Tuesday, the World Health Organization, a director general said that it was deeply concerning that Botswana and South Africa, where the new variant was first identified, were being penalized by others for doing the right thing. Dozens of countries have imposed travel bans on the southern African nations since mutation was discovered just days ago. Tedros said that while it was understandable that all countries should want to protect their citizens, on a cron was still a largely unknown threat, and he insisted that the world should not forget that we are already dealing with a highly transmissible dangerous variant, the delta variant, which accounts for almost all cases globally. The weather phenomenon has developed for a second consecutive year and is expected to last into early 2022 impacting temperatures and rainfall UN weather agency WMO said on Tuesday, most data models indicate that it's likely to be a weak to moderate lenina, making it slightly weaker than it was in 2020 and 2021. Then ina is associated with having a cooling influence on temperatures. But the world meteorological organization said that many parts of the world will not see this because of human induced climate change and record high levels of greenhouse gases. Global trade is expected to be worth about $28 trillion this year an increase of 23% on pre-pandemic levels, but the outlook for 2022 remains very uncertain. UN economists said on Tuesday, this strong growth in demand at least for goods is largely the result of renewed demand as pandemic restrictions have eased, but also from economic stimulus packages and increases in commodity prices. According to UN trade and development body unknown, although worldwide commerce stabilized during the second half of 2021, trade in goods reached record levels between July and September. In line with this overall increase, the services sector picked up two, but it has remained below 2019 levels. Regionally, although trade growth remained uneven for the first half of the year, it has had a broader reach in the three months that followed unknown's global trade updates said. The report value the global goods trade at $5.6 trillion in the third quarter of this year, which is a new all time record while services stood at about $1.5 trillion. For the remainder of this year, aunt tad has forecast slower growth for the trade in goods, but a more positive trend for services albeit from a lower starting point. Among the factors contributing to uncertainty about next year uncle had cited China's below expectations growth in the third quarter of 2021, which was also lower than in previous quarters. It also cited inflationary pressures that may also negatively impact national economies and international trade flows in the coming months. Katie dartford, UN news..

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Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

00:48 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "united nations" discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast

"So the UAE is pretty self sufficient in fruit and vegetable production. Dates, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants. They also produce enough eggs and poultry and fish and dairy to meet their own needs. But they do have to import a lot of other foodstuffs notably grains that don't grow there in the desert. Because they rely on energy intensive technologies, like water desalination, and air conditioning, and because subsidies on fuel have encouraged wasteful energy use, the UAE has one of the world's highest per capita rates of energy consumption. Oh my gosh. Yeah, that makes sense. Yeah, I can see that. Yeah. So the UAE is a leading force in the development of modern Islamic finance, financial practices that comply with Sharia laws of transaction. The Dubai Islamic bank, DIB was incorporated in 1975 as the world's first commercial Islamic bank. By the way, the reason why there are so many foreigners living there is there is no income tax on income generated in Dubai. And no sales tax on the majority of goods and services. Wow. So I guess if they're so self sufficient for a lot of things in terms of money, you really don't need to text your citizens to such a degree at all. So I think it's something like I said, it's like one 8th of the population is native and then everybody else is just elsewhere. Yeah. Wow. So the UAE has a broad diplomatic and commercial relations with most countries and members of the United Nations. It plays a significant role in OPEC. That's the organization of the petroleum exporting countries and is one of the founding members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The UAE is a member of the United Nations and several of its specialized agencies as well as the World Bank IMF Arab League Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Non-Aligned Movement. The UAE is a regional and international center for TV and media. Dubai media city and two four 5 four Abu Dhabi's media zone were set up to attract key international players. The Internet country code for the UAE domain is AE. New media, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, are widely used by government entities and by the public in the UAE, but article 17 of the new cybercrime law punishes anyone who produces and or publishes pornographic material or any other material that may go against public morals or good conduct. So again, if you're there, you know, maybe you're watching with your post in. Yeah, if you are advertising your only fans on your Instagram in the UAE, you are going to get in trouble. Thank you for distilling that down for us. Hey, I'm happy to help. Okay, so now that was like, you know, history economy, whatever. Sure, yeah. Here's some fun stuff. So let's first talk about Dubai. Tourism is obviously an important part of Dubai's government strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirate. So their lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping. In 2018, Dubai was the fourth most visited city in the world based on the number of international visitors. And it is called the shopping capital of the Middle East. Oh my gosh. Dubai is home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, Burj is Arabic for tower. So construction began in 2004 and the exterior was completed in 2009. The total height of the building is 2722 feet or 829.8 meters, which is just over half a mile tall. Oh my gosh. It has been the tallest structure in the tallest building in the world since 2009. It is a 163 floors. It is home to the world's highest restaurant atmosphere located on the 122nd floor. It has the world's highest nightclub at the 144th floor. No, the Dubai fountain outside the building is also the world's largest choreographed fountain. It has 6600 colored lights and 50 colored projectors. It is 900 feet long and shoots water 500 feet into the air. That's crazy. That's crazy. It's crazy. I have no desire to be a 163 floors in the air. A building should not be that tall. That's what happened to the tower of babble, everybody. My brothers and sisters. You built a building too tall and got punishes you. I will not. You will tell me. I will. Exactly. Well, the British cleaver often used by experience base jumpers, both authorized and unauthorized. And Lauren, in case, you know, some crazy thought came in your head and you were thinking about climbing the exterior of the tower. The 2011 French urban climber Ellen Spider-Man Robert scaled the outside of the Burj Khalifa and the climb to the top of this pyre took 6 hours. No. Boo, I say, no. Why? And normally he climbs with no ropes into equipment, but they wouldn't let him do it unless he had a harness. Yeah. It would have been would have been bad publicity. I think if someone was blown off the side of the building and landed with a splat at the bottom, no. No, thank you. A man dressed like Spider-Man, just like a puddle of moose at the bottom of it. Well, he made it. He made it. Yeah, he's fine. He's fine. Good. Still climbing things. Dubai is home to the world's largest indoor snow park called ski Dubai. If you look at that website, it's bananas. There's just so many happy families that are members of ski Dubai and we'll just go and slalom in the indoor ice mountain in the middle of the desert. I'm looking at pictures of this. I mean, it looks pretty cool. I'm not gonna lie. It looks like it looks like a beautiful winter Wonderland for sure. But like, it's so fun. Yeah, there's a ton of people. In the middle of the desert. Laughing, living laughing loving and skiing indoors. Wild. Wild. If you need to go shopping, Lauren, as you would. You would check out the Dubai mall, which is the second largest mall in the world after the Iran mall, actually. In 2011, the Dubai mall was the most visited building on the planet with 54 million visitors. I haven't seen an updated number since, but to ever be to ever have been the most visited building on the planet. That's crazy. Could you imagine living there and you're like, oh, I really need to get something from like JCPenney, but do I really want to go to the Dubai mall? Like it's always so like packed. Nobody. I have to return something to Nordstrom, but. You're probably more likely to be going to like Gucci and Mike. Yeah, that's true. Sex with avenue. Yeah. So also in Dubai are the palm islands. And you've definitely heard of these. So there are three artificial islands. The palm jumeirah, island and palm jebel Ali. So they are on the coast of Dubai. The palm jumeirah is the site of dozens of private residences and hotels. And if you saw a picture of this, you would totally familiar. But yeah, they have been building a lot of artificial islands off the coast of Dubai because you know real estate is important premium and to be in the proximity of all of the important financial things there. They are dragging in gravel and stones from deep inside the country and trying to put them out there in the ocean. So that they can build more buildings. As some of the projects have been successful, some of them have not seen pictures of the palm genera. Yeah, I've definitely seen the polynomial. It's wild. I mean, it looks like it's a bunch of islands that look like a palm tree. Yes. Yeah. It's beautiful and terrifying and wild. Yeah. The world's largest flower garden, the Dubai miracle garden is also home to the world's largest indoor butterfly garden..

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 UN nuclear watchdog chief presses for more access in Iran

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UN nuclear watchdog chief presses for more access in Iran

"The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog meets with Iranian officials to press for greater sites access on the eve of diplomatic talks restarting over the nuclear deal with Tehran Rafael Mariano grossi yet again faces tightrope style talks with Iran as his inspectors remain unable to access surveillance footage I'm face greater challenges in trying to monitor to Ron's rapidly growing uranium stockpile Iran now in which is a small amounts of uranium up to sixty percent purity its highest ever and close to weapons grade levels of ninety percent the US under president Joe Biden says it's willing to return to the twenty fifty nuclear deal but

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US climate pledge faces test in Senate with global impact

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US climate pledge faces test in Senate with global impact

"The United States international climate pledges facing a test in the Senate that will have global influence after United Nations climate talks in Scotland the buy did ministration faces the test of a filling promises to invest for a new era of clean energy the house passed a roughly one point eight five trillion dollars social policy climate bill Friday including five hundred fifty five billion for cleaner energy but the bill must quiz through the Senate by the narrowest of margins to get past climate scientist an energy analyst Zeke house father says that modeling by researchers at Princeton University and elsewhere fine said of Biden's package passes the U. S. will still miss the target of cutting fossil fuel emissions in half by the end of this decade by about five percent if the bill fails entirely that falls to twenty percent house mother says market forces making renewable energy ever cheaper will help carry that it states a lot of the way but it will be harder for the US to convince other countries like China and India to follow through on their climate commitments if we're unable to follow through on our own promises Jennifer king Washington

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Nations strike climate deal with coal compromise

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01:01 min | 2 weeks ago

Nations strike climate deal with coal compromise

"Government negotiators from nearly two hundred countries have adopted a new deal on climate action after two weeks of talks envoys at the United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow Scotland accepted a compromise agreement it was aimed at keeping alive the international goal to limit global warming to one point five degrees Celsius or two point seven degrees Fahrenheit nation after nation complained that the deal isn't enough to fend off flooding heat drought and weather disasters that endanger millions but in the end said it provides some progress if not success U. S. special climate envoy John Kerry encouraged delegates to accept the N. perfect proposal you can then perfect be the enemy of the good in a last minute intervention India watered down the language on cutting emissions from coal Indian environment minister Bhupender Yadav I'm loving countries have a right to their fair share of the global carbon budget and not entitled to the responsible use of fossil fuels Glasco climate pact includes some financial incentives for poor nations and solves a long standing problem to pave the way for carbon trading I'm Jennifer king

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Marc Morano: Most Countries Are in It for the 'Cold Climate Cash'

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:21 min | 2 weeks ago

Marc Morano: Most Countries Are in It for the 'Cold Climate Cash'

"Welcome back to the man who told me more than anybody else about the climate hoax, Mark marano. I wrote about it, that moment in my second book why we fight. I have a photograph from the back of the rose garden for me. It had nothing to do with my remit national security. But it was my proudest moment in The White House when president Trump stood up in the rose garden, beautiful sunny June day, pulled us out of the Paris climate treaty called because it wasn't a treaty and said that the famous line that will echo down through the ages. I was elected by the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris, you're damn right. That's why the president removed us. The fact is, these things are absurd because they punish us and we are even cleaner today now thanks to president Trump than the requirements of the Paris accord, demanded of us whilst others like China and Russia are either unaffected unlimited or Mark. They get money from us to continue polluting. Am I missing something here? No, you're absolutely right. These countries are eager to come to the United Nations climate summit. So much so that they lifted the vaccine COVID vaccine mandate in Scotland. No, this is anywhere else you travel in Europe. You've got to have a 7 day at least in the U countries. You have to have a 7 day quarantine or 8 day quarantine, but they lifted it because they want these countries to come in because the only way they can entice them is with cold, hard cash. Of course, filtered through the United Nations. And the United Nations is seeking to pay the countries in the developing world who are best able to keep their citizens locked in poverty. This money will go to the leaders of these countries, not to do anything for the environment or to help their people. It's going to end up helping these leaders get reelected, building monuments, stadiums, ensuring their political machines are well funded. The UN knows politics. They are experts. They're not climate experts, but they're political experts. And this is the reason that you see all of these countries. In fact, the highest participation rates of these UN summits are usually African nations because they know the reason they're drawn there is the UN has offers of cold climate cash to go to these leaders around

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'Green Fraud' Author Marc Morano Describes the Hypocrisy of These Climate Summits

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:14 min | 2 weeks ago

'Green Fraud' Author Marc Morano Describes the Hypocrisy of These Climate Summits

"We have with us a returning to America first. The man who educated me on the climate hoax. He is the founder of the climate depot, the author of the politically incorrect guy to climate change and more recently, the green fraud, why the Green New Deal? I prefer green new steel is even worse than you think Mark morano. Welcome to one on one. Thank you so much. Happy to be here today. So where have you just got back from? Did you just get back from what is ObamaCare, Scotland, completely fallaciously, the emerald isle? Where have you been Mark? I have been in the emerald well actually, I think that's Ireland. I've been in Scotland and I did not get to go. I was there for all last week. I did not get to go in one of these private jets like Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates or Al Gore, who were all at the conference as well. I had to fly commercial, but I was there all last week at this Glasgow summit and it was a doozy because I think even the longtime observers are saying, this is as Greta would say, a blah, blah, blah, summit. Not much has happened here except a lot of virtue signaling. So what is this? They're using this acronym cop. I didn't realize it's now running for multiple weeks. Well, what is this? What is this virtue signaling stand for and who, who is their Mark? Well, this is the United Nations climate summit. Cop stands for conference of parties. Bureaucratic language that they have every year. So next year's cup 27. This year's cop 25. And this whole process started in 1992 with the Rio earth summit that then Republican president George H. W. Bush signed and got us beholden to this big monster mess and then of course the first climate agreement they came up with was the Kyoto protocol when Clinton was president. And it's been going strong since then, annual basis. And they always pick exotic location. Scotland's probably the least exotic location that they've had it. I've been the Bali South America cancun all over the world. Next year is going to be in Egypt. They like to fly all over and have giant

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Mexican leader: Richest in world should pay to help poorest

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00:48 sec | 2 weeks ago

Mexican leader: Richest in world should pay to help poorest

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Mexico's president calls for the world's wealthiest to help the poorest Cydia it is gave the address to the United Nations Security Council Tuesday Mexico's president criticized the world's nations for neglecting the global port Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for the thousand richest people the thousand largest private corporations and the twenty major economies to generate around one trillion dollars annually to improve life for the seven hundred fifty million people now exist on less than two dollars a day Lopez Obrador also criticized the world's nations for not addressing corruption and all forms of political moral economic legal fiscal and financial Lopez Obrador was presiding over the council or Mexico serves a two year term and holds the presidency this month hi Mike Rossio

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Are We a Sovereign Nation? Or Are We an Equal in a Globalist Project?

The Charlie Kirk Show

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Are We a Sovereign Nation? Or Are We an Equal in a Globalist Project?

"Are we a sovereign nation that can chart our own destiny or are we a mere equal in some sort of globalist project? Who controls our borders our language our future, our carbon emissions? Is it the United States Congress or is it some sort of internationalist globalist project? Now the founding fathers were very clear that the limitations on American power stop at the borders of our own country. Being involved in internationalist organizations, usually does not go well. The League of Nations fell apart, the United Nations has been a total and complete disaster, since it was formed post World War II. And the reason is that tyrannical dictators take advantage of the idea that there's an internationalist order. In fact, the same sort of internationalist type globalist style governments that were formed after World War I were just ignored by dictators in Italy and Germany and all across Europe and across the country across the world. So who controls our borders are language and our future? Is it Greta Thunberg and John Kerry or is it the voters of our

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UN aid chief urges G20: prevent mass starvation in Afghanistan

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UN aid chief urges G20: prevent mass starvation in Afghanistan

"The United Nations calls on the G. twenty countries to take immediate action to help millions of people in Afghanistan U. N. humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths tells the AP that the U. S. and the other wealthy nations have to make two crucial changes to traditional aid packages give us your humanitarian money because we can make good use of it he's reprogram your development money used for longer term projects into humanitarian money so we can use it now Griffith says the world food program already feeding four million people in Afghanistan we'll need to feed up to twelve million in the coming winter months Hoff of the population of that country is now at risk of not having enough food to eat not having knowing where the next meal will come from Griffith says the current crisis has been caused by two large droughts the disruption of services and the collapse of the economy after the Taliban routed the government and took over the country I'm Tim McGuire

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UN rights chief: Action on climate a matter of survival

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UN rights chief: Action on climate a matter of survival

"The United Nations says action on climate is a matter of survival the U. N.'s top human rights official Michelle Bachelet is calling for countries to act decisively on climate change as a matter of survival for humanity adding only urgent priority action could mitigate all of the disasters that will have huge and in some cases legal impacts on all of us she says especially our children and grandchildren Ashleigh wants governments to cop twenty six to make good on pledges of financial aid to poor countries the most at risk to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of global warming I'm Charles de Ledesma

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'Save your species': UN uses dinosaur in fossil fuel message

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'Save your species': UN uses dinosaur in fossil fuel message

"The United Nations is summoning an unusual witness to testify to the dangers of burning fossil fuels good stuff global warming in a video released on social media the head of this year's you and climate change summit a computer generated dinosaurs bursts into the U. N.'s famous General Assembly hall in New York to tell world diplomats going extinct is a bad thing the light hearted clip carries a serious message spending hundreds of billions in public funds on fossil fuel subsidies each year isn't a good idea in an accompanying report the U. N. agency says the world spends over four times as much each year on fossil fuel subsidies than on helping poor countries tackle global warming I'm Charles de Ledesma

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 UN: Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record in 2020

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UN: Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record in 2020

"Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year according to the world meteorological organization the increase in heat trapping gases in the atmosphere accelerated faster than the annual average for the last decade the United Nations weather agency released the day tennis annual reports using the change came despite the temporary reduction during pandemic related knockdowns the agency said concentrations of carbon dioxide methane and nitrous oxide what went above levels in the pre industrial era the period before seventeen fifty is considered as a time when human activities started disrupting US natural acrylic Priem I'm Karen Thomas

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 Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change

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00:38 sec | Last month

Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change

"Prince Charles has issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the UK for crucial United Nations climate talks saying there's a dangerously narrow window to tackle global warming the ad to the British throne says at the summit which starts the thirty first of October in Glasco shows that off to far too long climate change and biodiversity loss all right lost of paramount importance to the world in a recorded message to the Saudi green initiative for a seventy two year old Charles a longtime environmentalist said the crown of ours condemning has highlighted that human health planetary health and economic health are fundamentally interconnected server

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In South Sudan, flooding called 'worst thing in my lifetime'

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In South Sudan, flooding called 'worst thing in my lifetime'

"South Sudan is suffering from a third straight year of extreme flooding as the world meteorological organization warned of an increase in such climate shocks to come across much of Africa the United Nations says flooding has affected almost a whole million people across south Sudan since may I suggest your posse from the international red cross says on top of the flooding many south Sudanese are suffering from auto issues those people we are so affected by drought and many with a crisis so this is very critical emitted in house dressing in southern Saddam faced enough from U. N. H. C. R. says the issue is a human made ones also that has been very prone to cyclical droughts and floods sometimes happening the same time in in in a year and this is nothing but just the effects of a changing climate time Karen Thomas

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Filmmaker Ami Horowitz on the Inspiration for His Series

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:14 min | Last month

Filmmaker Ami Horowitz on the Inspiration for His Series

"Can we are back with army Horowitz, see the whole video of him in Berkeley with American students giving a man they think is funding the Taliban money for the next 9 11 army. We don't rehearse any of this. I don't tell you what I'm going to ask you. This is the question. I don't think I've ever asked you. And I think it's the most important one. Nobody is doing what you're doing. I mean, you know, Jesse ward is what his world is fun. It's amusing, but your videos are shocking. Why are you doing what you're doing? What's the genesis of it or we share that story? Yeah, sure. You know, so my background was as an investment banker. That's what I did for most of my career. And one day the Saturday night and I was watching the Michael Moore film going for Columbine. And I started drifting off thinking about the United Nations and how horrific they are and damaging they are. And why isn't anybody up in arms about it? And I looked over at the screen at the Michael Moore documentary. I thought, what did engaging interesting. Way to convey an idea, this idea of a smart, dark documentary. Now, he may be totally wrong, he's a big fat pig. But hey, you know what? Still, it's a really interesting way of conveying a perspective. So I thought, you know what? I'm going to do that. I literally quit my job. I was sorry, I quit my job on Monday. Start raising money, made a movie called you and me, which was thank God successful enough where a kind of open live doors for me. I decided I didn't want to do any more. I didn't want to spend another 7 years on one topic and spend millions of dollars on it. So I said, you know, this social media was really taken off that point. And you can kind of create your own platform. And that's what I did. I just started doing these one off videos. And they just kind of became super successful and they kind of blew up to the point where now we're across all platforms are probably four and a half million views per video. As soon as the show, right? Then you're going to have your own show called triggered. Yeah, yeah. We are in the process of that as well. Really excited about them. I'm sure. I'm sure this will be one of the first places I'll come to you talk about it once we're

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Caller and Mark Levin Discuss Gender From 'American Marxism'

Mark Levin

01:55 min | Last month

Caller and Mark Levin Discuss Gender From 'American Marxism'

"I am I'm in chapter four of American Marxism I'm actually in Chicago I listen to it on tape in my office so turn several people out to it which is great because they're all very liberal where I work But I love I love the way it really meant something to me the way you came at the gender issues in American Marxism Because it made me realize something I grew up ten to 70s high schools in the 80s era When I was ten 11 years old I played ball with the boys I could hold my own And then puberty hit they got big and strong and I'd say to anybody Right And it really made me mad They're gonna tell that girl that she's a boy trapped in a girl's body and go take steroids and mutilate yourself I don't destroy my life Now I'm an adult woman and I have children I have a husband I have a nice house I would have destroyed everything because at 11 years old I wanted to throw a temper tantrum because I couldn't hit the ball as far as the boys that I played with the summer before And you'll notice in that chapter this is being pushed by the United Nations It's being pushed by all kinds of radical groups It's now in our school systems You have elementary school children learning about this stuff Elementary school children It's unbelievable You know what are these kids going to do I mean we're seeing anger now from these people Let's say let's see how the Democrats conduct themselves in Virginia if they're just going to vote party line which they tend to do Not given a damn what goes on in their schools and all the rest of it They slobber They go to the voting slobber Who's dynamic Terry McCall good

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UN reports 10% global drop in new virus cases

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00:41 sec | 2 months ago

UN reports 10% global drop in new virus cases

"The United Nations estimates there has been a ten percent drop in new coronavirus cases the WHL fines the number of new cases and deaths worldwide has continued to fold in the past week with an estimated three point three million new infections and about fifty five thousand deaths that's a ten percent drop in both in its regular assessment on the pandemic the U. N. health agency says the biggest drops in new cases was seen in the Middle East the western Pacific and the Americas with old versions reporting more than a fifteen percent decline in deaths with the exception of Europe and Africa I'm Charles de Ledesma

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Bill Gertz: Diplomacy in the Name of Appeasement Is Still Appeasement

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:45 min | 2 months ago

Bill Gertz: Diplomacy in the Name of Appeasement Is Still Appeasement

"Universal is this in terms of the establishment understanding of china. The private sector's understanding of china. And way did it begin. Was it really kissinger. And nixon saying we have to open towards china. Can you give us the general following this for decades. Where did the rot big in. Yes this this process has been ongoing It's the reflection of the internal debate within the us government Specifically involving the climate change fanatics led by former secretary of state john kerry and the more realist policy makers Led by the china's are at the white house. kurt campbell. In the beginning of the biden administration the policy was very close to some of the trump administration's policies As i wrote in my column recently at the united nations joe biden made clear that he's reverting back to the appeasement policies they call it. diplomacy oriented but diplomacy in the name of appeasement is still appeasement. And that's what we're beginning to see. There's some welcome of this new policy on wall street which again has been seeking to do business in china for many years under the idea that if we just trade and do business with this communist state that it would have a modifying influence. It's been another failure. A lot of the wall street executives wanna go to that the banks however many of the us and international banks are recognizing that it's time to pull back from china. That things are going south very quickly there.

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Israeli PM denounces Iran, ignores Palestinians in UN speech

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 2 months ago

Israeli PM denounces Iran, ignores Palestinians in UN speech

"Israel's prime minister has denounced Iran and ignored Palestinians in a United Nations General Assembly speech in his maiden UN speech Naftali Bennett made no mention of Israel's decades long conflict with the Palestinians and instead sought to portray Iran as a menace to global society but it appealed to the international community to stand together against Iran accusing Tehran of marching towards the development of a nuclear weapon and threatening to act alone if the world does not take action off the four inconclusive elections in two years but it succeeded Benjamin Netanyahu in June by forming a diverse coalition of small and mid sized parties spanning the Israeli political spectrum I'm Charles Taylor that's not

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"united nations" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

05:13 min | 2 months ago

"united nations" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

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

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"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:02 min | 2 months ago

"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

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

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"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:42 min | 2 months ago

"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

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

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"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

05:21 min | 2 months ago

"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

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

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"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:57 min | 2 months ago

"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

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

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"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

05:35 min | 2 months ago

"united nations" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

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

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

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

04:57 min | 2 months ago

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

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

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

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

07:14 min | 2 months ago

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

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

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

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

05:50 min | 2 months ago

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

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

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

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

04:54 min | 2 months ago

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

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

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

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

05:55 min | 2 months ago

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

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

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

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

07:46 min | 2 months ago

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

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

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

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

08:06 min | 2 months ago

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

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

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"united nations" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:49 min | 10 months ago

"united nations" Discussed on PRI's The World

"I put up sand dunes up and down. Because denali what you're doing is you're pulling a minimum of six sixty k. g. on a sled disposition makes them really appreciative in a very you in lebanon mountaineer joyce assam trains by pulling tires up and down mountainous just like hop does in saudi arabia. This is woman video. She posted online assam kind of risk which hop on a healthy two years ago. She's the first lebanon's woman to complete the seven tallest peaks on every continent born in nineteen eighty. Four as on tells me. Her childhood was overshadowed by war. I remember like missiles and bombing and fleeing and you know. Once an aggressive childhood is on went on to get a scholarship and study in editing. She got a phd in conservation of historical sites. She says she always had big aspirations. Which didn't align with what her family and society deemed acceptable. I didn't have the mission to dream because of my gender and because of my social class because you know like why you want to be a hundred thousand dollars to climb a mountain. She waited tables. She says and found sponsors to pay for gear. Training travel all the rest of the same time. She worked hard to convince her family. That climbing was awarded. The passionate azam's perseverance paid off into nineteen after reaching the summit of mount everest. The last one on her list of seven summits. She called up her parents on a satellite phone and it was very emotional. I mean i get emotional now because they told me we are proud of you and we are sorry for all the adversity. You know you had to go through. It was even better than climbing the top of the war as An harshly say for them. Mountaineering is not just about the accolades and the public recognition. It's about challenging mindsets an opening new opportunities for younger women in the mountains. The people who often the train you know if there's no trade thank sweat more than the people who are behind right but what they do. There is the pleasure of up trade. And this is how i feel about it. Mountaineering dust combination share of controversy in two thousand nineteen. At least eleven people died on mt everest. There were just too many people in the mountain and some of them were not experienced. In rescuers and environmentalists say they want to see more attention to preserving lives and the natural beauty of the mountains for the world. I'm shooting.

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"united nations" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

05:32 min | 10 months ago

"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.

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"united nations" Discussed on UN News

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"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.

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"united nations" Discussed on Shock Wave News

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"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.

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