The UN Officially Admits It Has No Integrity

"It is true: I am a weenie, and the U.N. can be rolled..."

“It is true: I am a weenie, and the U.N. can be rolled…”

The United Nations’ 2015 “Children and Armed Conflict” report originally listed the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen under “parties that kill or maim children” and “parties that engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals.” Based on the work of U.N. researchers in Yemen, the report attributed 60 percent of the 785 children killed and 1,168 injured to the bombing coalition.

But  Saudi Arabia  threatened to stop its funding of other U.N. projects, so, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon admitted,  the U.N. was revising the report to “review jointly the cases and numbers cited in the text,” in order to “reflect the highest standards of accuracy possible” ….and to “temporarily” remove the Saudi-led coalition countries from the report’s annex in the interest of protecting these programs.

Ban said he made a the difficult decision based on the need “to consider the very real prospect that millions of other children would suffer grievously if, as was suggested to me, countries would de-fund many U.N. programs.”

“It is unacceptable for member states to exert undue pressure,” Ban said, absurdly. If it is unacceptable, why does the U.N. accept it?

The UN published a factual report, and has now announced that the report will be inaccurate because it yielded to extortion in involving the lives of children.

Corruption. What justification is there to trust an organization that allows a member to do this?

The news media should stop quoting United Nations reports on health, climate change, hunger, or anything else. It has admitted that it can be bullied, pressured and bought. It has no credibility, and should not be treated as if it does.

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Sources: NPR, The Intercept

 

6 thoughts on “The UN Officially Admits It Has No Integrity

  1. The UN hasn’t done anything useful since the Korean War. Hopefully someday the U.S. will pull it’s funding and they can move to Sweden.

  2. With growing xenophobia and resistance to EU dictates, what countries would want to be host? My bet is countries that aren’t neutral or friendly to the West… more like ones who would use it like a propaganda rubber stamp like when the papacy moved to France in the Middle ages. “ooh, let’s outlaw parasailing ND flag football! They are evil, evil, evil, and waste resources and disrespect the Great Celery.”

  3. We’ve been hosting, mainly paying for, and putting up with a do-nothing, timid, unethical international organization for too long. We should get out, stop their funding, and get them out of the US.

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