Hancock’s Political Comeback

Some surprising news out this evening after Hancock announces he’s been appointed a United Nations Special Representative to “help African economic recovery from the pandemic and promote sustainable development”. Accepting the appointment, Hancock thanked the UN’s under-secretary and said it’s an honour. He says he and the UN share a view of Africa as a “long-term partner”. Worrying – we’ve seen how he treats those…

Read Hancock’s letter in full below:

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Taliban Poised to Inherit UN Role Overseeing Women’s Rights Commission

The UNESCO credentials committee, made up of 16 countries including Saudi Arabia, Libya, the UK and Afghanistan itself, is set to vote on whether the Taliban will inherit Afghanistan’s seat on UNESCO’s Executive Board – which it is meant to hold until 2023. The board oversees UNESCO’s work on education (including girls’ access), the prevention of violent extremism and the protection of world heritage sites. The same Taliban who blew up the 6th century Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001…

The Taliban is also poised to inherit a position on the Economic and Social Council – the top UN body Afghanistan was elected to for the 2022-2024 term – which regulates human rights groups and oversees the UN women’s rights commission. Guido thought Iran chairing the Women’s Rights Commission would be peak UN farce…

Lawyer and Human Rights activist Hillel Neuer has said:

Allowing a misogynistic, murderous band of terrorists to influence these world bodies would be absurd, immoral and obscene… Putting the Taliban in charge of protecting world heritage and women’s rights would be like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief” 

During the Taliban’s last reign from 1996 to 2001, the UN refused to recognise them – will the increasingly absurd body finally draw a line?

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UN Has Been Predicting Planetary Disaster for 50 Years

The UN has been predicting planetary disaster for decades, usually scheduled to happen in about a decade’s time. In 1972 – half a century ago – Maurice Strong, the first UN Environment Programme director warned that the world “had just 10 years to avoid catastrophe”. In 1982 his successor, Mostafa Tolba, the then head of the UN Environment Programme told the world that it had just 18 years before “an environmental catastrophe as irreversible as any nuclear holocaust”. Yet 2000 came and went and we just partied like it was 1999…

In 1989 the official was warning that we have to fix climate change by 1999 or “climate change goes beyond human control”. By 1990 Tolba was warning the world must fix global warming before 1995, “otherwise, we’d lose the climate struggle”. Now 20 years past that date when it was going to be too late, we are still hearing the same claims again.

As sea levels would rise we were told that the Maldives islands would be under water over a decade ago, they’re actually building more luxury hotels. We were told the source of the great Ganges river in the Himalayas, the glaciers, would have melted long ago. The great Ganges river still flows and the glaciers are still there. The Australian Great Barrier reef would be dead, it is alive and thriving. We were told by the UN Food Programme in the sixties that Earth could not feed a growing population and that the future was bleak with much of humanity facing starvation. The earth’s population has more than doubled since the sixties with fewer people in absolute poverty…

Don’t believe the doomsters. Don’t bet against humanity’s ingenuity…

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Iran to Chair UN’s Women’s Rights Commission

The UN’s Economic and Social Council has elected Iran to a 4-year term leading the Commission on the Status of Women (CSR), a group which describes itself as “the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women”, and claims it is “instrumental in promoting women’s rights”An inspired choice then, given Iran jails its own citizens for speaking out on the subject, and domestic violence is yet to be criminalised. 

Perhaps the most baffling thing about this is that, as human rights group UN Watch points out, at least four of the fifteen Western democracies on the Council would have voted for Iran. That’s a list that includes Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Latvia, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, and the US. Naturally, the ballots are kept secret…

The UN’s own Secretary-General even released a report last year investigating Iran’s record on human rights, writing:

“The overall situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran remains of serious concern, owing to persistent and gross human rights violations […]The application of the death penalty, including for child offenders, remains high […] OHCHR also received reports of torture and large-scale arbitrary detention, as well as persistent discrimination against women, girls and minorities.”

For a long time there has been talk of forming an alternative Union of Free Democracies from all corners of the world as a forum. The sooner the better…

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Chris Williamson’s Maduro-Supporting ‘UN Rapporteur’ is Antisemitic Castro-Loving Historical Revisionist

Chris Williamson has been attempting to justify his continuing support for the murderous Maduro regime in Venezuela by quoting comments supposedly made by a UN rapporteur criticising US sanctions on Venezuela, including during his shameful speech in Parliament on Monday:

“The UN rapporteur, the first to visit Venezuela in 21 years, clearly said that the US sanctions were illegal and could amount to crimes against humanity”.

But who exactly is this mysterious UN rapporteur Williamson is so keen to promote?

Guido can reveal that Williamson’s source is in fact Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, a hugely controversial Cuban-born lawyer and prolific author of historically revisionist accounts of Nazi Germany, who has also made numerous anti-Semitic remarks. You couldn’t make it up…

De Zayas is also a big fan of Fidel Castro, saying after he died that he “would go down in history as a figure of the calibre of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.” Perhaps that helps to explain why de Zayas was installed in 2012 to the UN post of ‘Expert on Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order’. The post was created by the Cuban regime…

De Zayas is a hero to holocaust deniers for his writings accusing Churchill and Roosevelt of “genocide” against Nazi Germany during World War Two – in 2001 he was awarded a prize by the Zeitgeschichtliche Forschungsstelle Inglostadt, an openly historical-revisionist outfit which skirts the bounds of outright holocaust denial. De Zayas has also made a range of anti-Semitic comments himself including:

“Nuremberg was an exercise in hypocrisy. A continuation of hate and war… a corruption of legal norms and procedures, a pollution of philosophy, a truly Pharisee tribunal”

and:

“Moses had a difficult time when he had the Jewish people cross through the Red Sea, because half of them were busy collecting beautiful shells.”

So it’s no real surprise that the actively anti-Semitic government of Nicolas Maduro controversially chose de Zayas in 2017 to be the first UN rapporteur allowed to visit the country since 2002. This prompted an outcry of a coalition of 50 NGOs who wrote an open letter to de Zayas questioning the validity and independence of his visit, and urging him to reconsider or insist that the regime allow other international observers in as a precondition of his visit. Naturally none of that happened…

Predictably, de Zayas’ report on Venezuela was a complete whitewash – it completely glosses over any notion of human rights abuses by the Maduro regime and even effectively accused opposition politicians such as Leopoldo Lopez who have been imprisoned by the regime of trying to foment war. Meanwhile, Maduro’s regime is characterised as a “democratically elected government” with de Zayas insisting that “only they can effectively protect the human rights of persons under their jurisdiction and implement change.” The UN should be ashamed to have allowed their name to be attached to a report like that…

De Zayas is no longer a UN rapporteur but is still actively dispensing his pro-Maduro propaganda, dismissing the current situation as a “so-called humanitarian crisis” and accusing the opposition of an “attempted coup d’etat”. The fact that Chris Williamson is repeatedly quoting a man like this so approvingly speaks volumes…

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UN Poverty Rapporteur Hiring Interns to Work For Free

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, is hiring interns for the summer to work with him in New York. The role includes “legal research, writing, and advocacy support.” Buried in the job details, there is just one sentence pertaining to funding – “Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek other funding sources.”  Alston’s Twitter header reads “poverty is a political choice”…

Alston was responsible for a risible report which redefined poverty as anyone living below 60% of median household income in society. This is a measure of inequality, not poverty. His methodology led him to praise Mauritania (where 42% of the population live in absolute poverty) and condemn Britain. In reality, contrary to Alston’s bizarre methodology, absolute poverty has halved in the UK over the last two decades…

Now Alston is advertising for a summer-long unpaid internship in one of the world’s most expensive cities to work on his poverty commission. You couldn’t make it up…

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