It was created of a noble dream: a world-wide organization dedicated to “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind”.
And I really do believe the 51 founding states of the United Nations … or at least most of them … believed in the declaration contained in the charter they signed “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small.”
Today, the UN has 193 member countries … but rather than expanding the commitment to the originals ideas and ideals … the UN is now more often than not a failure: a hugely expensive yet ineffective propaganda forum; where national, ethnic and religious loyalties supplant even basic justice; where a blind eye is turned and no hand is raised to stop brutal barbaric laws and practices imposed in UN states; where torture by UN member nations and the deaths of millions of civilians … at the hands and under the bombs supllied by and/or dropped by UN member states ….. is allowed to go on … unabated.
Readers of this blog will know how I have written “J’accuse” condemnations of the UN in the past.
I had sadly come to believe: the General Assembly is now a useless organization where corrupt dictatorships and prostituted states hold sway; the UN “Human Rights” organization is little more than a racist, anti-Israel propaganda disgrace; the UN Refugee Agency has actively pushed the Islamification of Europe and is a protector Hamas (remember all those rockets found in a UN Gaza school …oops!) ; and even the Security Council … with too rare exceptions … has abandoned/ignored its mandate and lost its way, its ethics and even much of its power .
Now a former UN staffer, scientist and environmentalist, who saw how the UN works from the INSIDE, has publicly denounced the corruption, racism and sexism she says she personally witnessed while working at the UN Secretariat in New York and for the UN University, headquartered in Tokyo.
“For example, when I worked for the UN, I was instructed to go and find experts in a certain field to be on a UN panel based solely on race (I was given a list of countries) not based on who is the best in the world in that field and told not to choose an expert from a particular country,” writes Pallavi Kakoti-McHugh in her book: Anti-Human Rights and Anti-Environmental Practices of the UN: Misused American Taxes.
Pallavi was born and raised in India, but is now holds residency permits in both Australia and New Zealand. But because of her “Indian” credentials, she was hired at the UN.. and was apparently seen as “Indian”…and therefore acceptable.
The countries she learned were acceptable to UN brass for the panel she was to help staff were: Iran; Turkey; Pakistan; Nigeria; Ghana; Nepal; India; and, the Ukraine.
In other words, Western countries like Canada, the US, Britain, France, Germany …the ones who pay the largest share of UN funding …were not welcome.
And, she claims, those doing the interviewing also came from some of the very same countries that the acceptable applicants were drawn from for the panel.
Pallavi calls it “anti-white and anti-Western racism” being practiced by UN staff. Her book also contains other allegations of anti-Americanism by UN staff, as well as homophobia, corruption; sexism and even sexual assaults by UN officials, protected by diplomatic immunity.
It is a sad commentary and condemnation of an organization that has lost its way and no longer meets the high standards and objectives civilized nations had for it when they created it.
“The current United Nations needs to be dismantled and replaced with a more efficient, productive and fairer international global organization for all people or the United Nations has to significantly change and improve.”
Unfortunately, I don’t think the countries who currently make up the UN are capable of either.
(For those interested, Anti Human Rights and Anti-Environmental Practices of the United Nations: Misused American taxes is published by World Trigger Point in Australia, available on Amazon.)