Change of UN Headquarters in Response to Trump's Xenophobic Discourse
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While it is true that the land occupied by the United Nations Headquarters in New York is under the sole administration of the United Nations through an agreement of extraterritoriality, in exchange for basic services, the United Nations have agreed to acknowledge and abide by the federal laws of the United States.
The United Nations were founded to "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, to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom."
Just one week after being sworn President of the United States, Donald Trump has opened leash to a xenophobic policy that goes against all the intrinsic values of the UN Charter.
As cited by the UN "[d]ue to the powers vested in its Charter and its unique international character, the United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more."
In his capacity of POTUS, Trump's hatred speech against women, the environment and all the people who were not born in the United States goes against everything the United Nations stands for.
That is why the United Nations should respond.
That is why we ask the United Nations to relocate their NY headquarters in a symbolic act that shows that the values upon which the United Nations were founded are still alive and shall be respected regardless of the xenophobic actions of the current President of the United States.
We cannot trust humanity's basic human rights be derailed by a volatile and impulsive goverment that overviews process and promotes xenophobia.
The United Nations were created to promote peace among the nations and that's what they should still fight for.
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