Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SYRIA SCANDAL: Did United Nations in Syria cleared this "dual-use" facility in Homs to become a UNFCCC vendor?

At the same time the Syrian regime of Bashir Al-Assad began the brutal repression that would quickly spin the country into civil war—and culminate with the use of chemical weapons against its own citizens-- Syrian officials were officially registering a deal with the United Nations agency sponsoring the world's largest carbon-trading scheme for an industrial complex known for years as a “dual-use” facility in the government's production of the same weapons of mass destruction.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Helen Clark's interview on Forbes

“When you’re talking about the next development agenda… you have to be talking about peace, justice, government, and rule of law, as well as the outcomes we want—to eradicate poverty and have people succeeding in their education, living longer, and so on…we have to build a better world,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark in a wide-ranging interview with the Skoll World Forum’s Rahim Kanani on the state of global development today. The full interview can be found below


Romano Prodi, another high profile Socialist on UN payroll - told to go to work in Mali or otherwise leave !

EXCLUSIVE: As the United Nations begins to gear up for its new session this month, there are signs that austerity is reaching even the highest levels.

Romano Prodi, former president of the European Commission and onetime prime minister of Italy, is being, in effect, downsized as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s part-time special envoy for the vast and turbulent area of sub-Saharan Africa known as the Sahel, one of the world’s poorest regions.

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Chinese chief of RBAP wants to change UNDP image and perception -- will he succeed ?

The new Director of the of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says it is time to have an honest dialogue with some of its government partners so that they see UNDP, not as a donor, but rather as a trusted development partner.
Mr Haoliang Xu assumed his role as the new director on September 2.
A Chinese national, Mr. Xu has held various leadership positions in UNDP, most recently as Deputy Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
I am very excited about my new role. I believe that the significant unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains the defining challenge of our time. Accelerating MDG progress and meeting the original deadline of 2015 must remain a top priority. Over the years, UNDP has been playing a valuable role in the achievement of MDGs. My new assignment as head of UNDP operation in Asia-Pacific gives me an opportunity to work with our partners to bring together all the threads of MDGs in the region to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific,” Mr. Xu said in his first meeting with the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific staff at UNDP headquarters in New York.

UN making money with carbon certificates - no one asks for accountability as to what does UN do with all this "surplus" ? !

The trust for the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism, the operator of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas credit program, had an operating surplus of $82 million in the 18 months through June 30, as offset supply increased.
Fees and other income amounted to $141 million in the period, compared with expenses of $59.2 million, according to data in a statement on the website of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Bonn-based trust was holding $201 million, including funds carried over from the previous period, the UN said.

United Nations in North Korea hit hard by Syria conflict - - no one wants to give money for Kim Jong-un

The World Food Programme (WFP) has revealed that food support for North Korea hit a two-year low during the month of August. According to WFP, cited by Radio Free Asia (RFA), food aid to North Korea this year has shown a declining trend since February: more than 3000 tons in January; 6000t in February; 4000t in March and April; 3000t in May and June; 2900t in July; and 2050t in August, the lowest amount of food aid given since 200t in August of 2011.

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UN needs to clean up and simplify its language for UN Climate Decisions - in order for people to understand it !

That’s the contention of a new paper from FIELD, the London-based Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development. The organisation, which tries to make international law processes more understandable and accessible, recommends that the 195 countries and other parties negotiating through the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) “consider an entirely new structure and style” for their decisions.

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