Vatican officials are not thrilled.
Clearly the most important thing in the world right now.
Climate change has been a popular topic of conversation lately and it appears the United Nations is taking a stand on the environmental changes. The UN climate chief, Christiana Figueres, also apparently knows about how government systems affect the climate. Oh wait, no she doesn’t.
As the civil war in Syria rages on, UN investigators have revealed that the government is using “enforced disappearances” as part of a widespread and systematic campaign of terror against civilians.
The United Nations launched its largest humanitarian aid request ever today, asking for $12.9 billion on behalf of 500 organizations - $6.5 billion of which would address problems from the Syrian conflict. The UN is trying to persuade China, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar to contribute more (especially as the United States and Europe have been struggling with domestic economic crises), but its fundraising goals are rarely met.
Townhall covered a Pacific Islander's attempt to become the first climate change refugee and avoid deportation from New Zealand. It's official: the High Court described the appeal as "novel," but ultimately inadequate.
Though our recently seated U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was only a toddler when Jane Fonda committed treason in Vietnam, at this stage in her career there’s no excuse for her not knowing about “Hanoi Jane’s” history of “anti-war activism.” Thus, her comments on Wednesday are utterly inexcusable.
Though Secretary of State John Kerry signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty in September, there are positive signs that the treaty will be dead on arrival in the Senate.
The practice of solitary confinement in the US has been a topic of human rights activists and international organizations for a while. Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and a visiting professor at American University, is finally taking action, requesting to visit California prisons and determine if America is violating international law.
And this would be why no one (in the U.S., at least) takes the United Nations seriously.
Secretary of State John Kerry has signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty on behalf of the Obama administration and the National Rifle Association, which has spent years fighting the treaty, isn't happy about it.