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Old 10-08-2019, 06:21 PM   #21
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Time to bring back the League of Nations?
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:21 PM   #22
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I actually read a rumour about it on Twitter, working to confirm.
Interesting, if true.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:28 PM   #23
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The UN shouldn't be involved in wars or politics. It should basically be a world habitat for humanity. Build houses, schools and utilities.
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I actually read a rumour about it on Twitter, working to confirm.
I'm pretty sure that was an April Fool's joke from last year.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:02 PM   #25
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The UN shouldn't be involved in wars or politics. It should basically be a world habitat for humanity. Build houses, schools and utilities.
Agreed. Military involvement should be limited to security for these efforts and that's it.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:45 PM   #26
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I've always thought the UN should be re-purposed as a global intervention force that targets basket case country's and deposes corrupt governments, bureaucracy, military, police, courts, etc. Then as a long-term (20 - 30 years) project, rebuilds, trains and stewards a younger generation to lead the country with democratic principles and rule-of-law. Like the Peace Corps with a big stick. They could start with Myanmar or Venezuela.
This is a really good idea. What the UN should of been from the beginning.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:05 PM   #27
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The UN could use a forced enema.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:12 PM   #28
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The UN could use a forced enema.
An UNema?
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:09 AM   #29
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like i said, would not be surprised in the least. money is tight for Canadians when it comes to taking care of our own, but we can e-transfer trevor noah $50,000,000 - facepalm

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Old 10-09-2019, 09:33 AM   #30
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Sergei Lavrov was of the view that the reason for the world’s current state lies “first and foremost”, in the unwillingness of the self-proclaimed winners of the Cold War to reckon with “the legitimate interests of other States”.

“It is hard for the West to put up with its weakening centuries-long dominance in world affairs”, even though new economic centres and political influences have emerged, he said.

Mr. Lavrov maintained that “leading Western countries are trying to impede the development of the polycentric world, to recover their privileged positions” and impose their standards of conduct on others.
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Moreover, he said that the West has been increasingly loathe to recall international law, saying that instead it “dwells on” a rules-based order aimed to position itself as the only “indisputable source of legitimacy”.

Instead of working collectively, formats “outside of legitimate multilateral frameworks” are decided behind closed doors and declared multilateral agreements, he continued.
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Russia’s Foreign Minister underscored that universal conventions together with the UN Security Council resolutions “are an integral part of international law”, and yet the West would like to substitute them for its own rules.

“We’re seeing continued games played with conventions that commit countries to upholding linguistic, educational, religious and other rights of national minorities”, he argued.

“Even here our Western colleagues are guided by their own rules – they turn a blind eye to the open denial of national minorities’ rights and abet the retaining of an ignominious phenomenon of statelessness in Europe”.

Citing the UN Charter’s principle of non-interference in internal affairs, Mr. Lavrov said attempts are underway to add Venezuela “to the list of countries whose Statehood was destroyed before our eyes through aggression or coups inspired from abroad”.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:35 AM   #31
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Whoa, the Russians think something is the fault of the West?!

I need to sit down.
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For anyone curious, here are the contributions that each country has already made:

https://www.un.org/en/ga/contributions/honourroll.shtml
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:51 AM   #33
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For anyone curious, here are the contributions that each country has already made:

https://www.un.org/en/ga/contributions/honourroll.shtml
Weird, I don't see the US on the list...
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:26 PM   #34
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Map of countries that have paid.

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https://www.statista.com/chart/15628...id-their-dues/
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List of specialized agencies of the United Nations


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...United_Nations
https://www.un.org/en/sections/about...ers/index.html
https://www.unenvironment.org/
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The UN is by no means perfect, nor does it have that much power in reality, but the alternative is nothing at all, which is a shed load less perfect in a world where the muppets in charge appear to want to go back to the 1930's
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:49 PM   #37
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The UN is by no means perfect, nor does it have that much power in reality, but the alternative is nothing at all, which is a shed load less perfect in a world where the muppets in charge appear to want to go back to the 1930's
It’s where Merkel and Macron have us going anyway, even with a functioning UN. So what’s the difference?
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:34 PM   #38
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How much power does it really hold if it starts to fold. What excuse is there for paying late or not paying at all if you don't fully support it or see it as an afterthought.
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