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UN Adopts Global Migration Pact Despite Last-Minute Withdrawals

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00am 12/12/2018 at 7:00am
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Representatives from around 150 countries signed the United Nations migration pact in Morocco on Monday. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, as the agreement is formally known, aims to create a legal framework to handle growing migration from impoverished third world countries to the Western world — overriding the immigration...

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Trump Will Nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:12am 12/7/2018 at 10:12am
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President Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to take over as UN Ambassador to replace Nikki Haley. From The Washington Examiner:

“Heather Nauert will be nominated [for U.S. ambassador]. She’s done work with Nikki Haley to replace Nikki at the United Nations. She will be ambassador to the United...

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EU in Disarray Over Global Migration Pact

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00am 12/7/2018 at 7:00am
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The European Union is in the midst of a political turmoil over the ratification of the United Nations pact on migration. The resistance to the pact is galvanizing in Europe ahead of the December 10 deadline when the representatives from some 180 UN member states will meet in Morocco, a Muslim-majority country in...

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Merkel lobbies UN to classify Climate Change as legitimate ground for migration

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 30, 2018 at 9:00am 11/30/2018 at 9:00am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has successfully lobbied the United Nations to classify Climate Change as legitimate grounds for migration, a communique issued by the German parliament disclosed.

“In order to shape migration in the context of Climate Change in sustainable manner, Germany advocated to recognize Climate Change as basis for migration in international...

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Ukraine’s Parliament Imposes Martial Law in Regions Next to Russia for 30 Days

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 9:00am 11/26/2018 at 9:00am

*UPDATE 2:42PM: Ukraine’s parliament has approved “martial law for 30 days in the regions bordering” Russia.

The undeclared war between Ukraine and Russia took a horrific turn on Sunday after Ukraine claimed that Russia opened fire on its navy in the Kerch Strait, which separates the Black and Azoz Seas.

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UN Environment Chief Quits After Racking Up Excessive Air Miles

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 23, 2018 at 9:00am 11/23/2018 at 9:00am
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Erik Solheim, the head of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), has been forced to resign after an internal audit report questioning his huge travel expense surfaced in the media. Solheim, a green politician and former Norwegian Environment Minister, had spent almost half a million dollars jet-setting around the world.

Solheim stepped down...

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Trump Considering Richard Grenell to Replace Haley at the UN

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 19, 2018 at 11:00am 10/19/2018 at 11:00am
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When UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced her resignation, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell’s name popped up.

President Donald Trump shot down the suggestion, but it seems his top advisors kept pushing the idea and now Trump may very well replace Haley with Grenell.

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Nikki Haley resigns as UN Ambassador effective year end, will campaign for Trump in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:17am 10/9/2018 at 10:17am
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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has decided to step down from her role at the end of the year. She said there are no personal or political reasons why, but that she just wants a break.

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Trump Addresses UN General Assembly: “America Will Never Apologize for Protecting its Citizens”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 4:00pm 9/25/2018 at 4:00pm

Tuesday, President Trump spoke addressed the United Nations General Assembly.

Trump praised North Korea, lambasted Iran, saying he’s considering more sanctions, and made clear he will not apologize for his domestic policy.
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Reuters Journalists Investigating Rohingya Abuses Sentenced to Seven Years by Myanmar Court

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 3, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/3/2018 at 1:00pm
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A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, for seven years after they exposed the human rights abuses by the Myanmar military on the Rohingya minority in the Rakhine state.

The judge claimed the two men “collected and obtained confidential documents.” Prosecutors insisted that the men had...

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Germany to Boost UNRWA Funding as US Cuts Aid

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 4:00pm 9/1/2018 at 4:00pm
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As the United States ends funding for the UN’s Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Germany is boosting the aid for the organization. Germany plans to pay a ‘substantial’ amount to offset the shortfall of estimated $217 million created by cutting of the aid by the U.S., German weekly Der...

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Let it be so! UN Secretary General says the UN is running out of money

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7:00pm 7/31/2018 at 7:00pm
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[WAJ NOTE: This is the 29,000th post at Legal Insurrection!]

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General for the UN is concerned that the international governing body is alarmingly short on cash.

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Yale Teams With United Nations to Create Eco-Friendly Housing Module

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 12:00pm 7/24/2018 at 12:00pm

Is Yale going to update all of their campus buildings to comply with this new vision of ‘green’ housing?

Archinect reports:

Yale University teams with UN Environment to unveil new eco-housing module

Representing more than a third of global greenhouse gas em...

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Human Rights Watch whines after Nikki Haley hits them over obstruction of attempts to reform UN Human Rights Council

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 22, 2018 at 5:00pm 6/22/2018 at 5:00pm
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The Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Iain Levine, posted what he called an “extraordinary” letter from United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday evening.

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U.S. Withdraws From UN Human Rights Council, Describing It as a ‘Cesspool of Political Bias’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:30pm 6/19/2018 at 6:30pm
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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is never one to mince words and she didn’t hold back as America withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council. From CNN:

“Human rights abusers continue to serve on, and be elected to, the council,” said Haley, listing US grievances with the body. “The...

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Haley to Russia on Syria’s Chemical Weapons: ‘We Know Who Did This’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/13/2018 at 8:00pm
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As much as I dislike the United Nations, it’s wonderful to hear Ambassador Nikki Haley shove the truth in Russia’s face for everyone to hear.

Last weekend, a chemical attack in Douma, Syria, killed dozens of people and injured many more. Syria blames Israel while Russia insists that the chemical attack...

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McMaster Resigns, John Bolton in as Trump’s National Security Advisor

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:14pm 3/22/2018 at 7:14pm

H.R. McMaster is the latest White House staffer to leave in Trump’s administrative shakeup.

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