Defund the UN and its Corrupt Practices
Defund the UN and its Corrupt Practices
For too long, the United Nations has taken part in a variety of inhumane activities, corruption, antisemitism, islamophobia, and hypocrisy. They do not have peace in mind. Rather, they are an agenda-driven organization that takes advantage of others' human rights to make a profit. Here is merely a few of the absurd actions of the United Nations that make it unworthy of American support (but there are many, many more):
- Regarding the illegal internment of Uyghur Muslims by the Chinese Government: The United Nations has refused to take any action to help these innocent people; they have allowed and even supported China in its violation of these people's basic human rights. In fact, at least 38 countries signed a letter in support of China's "counter-terrorism" policies. They include: Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon, Kuwait, Laos, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, The State of Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
- Rather than punishing China for its inhumane activities, the UN has supported China, and even rewarded them. Today, China sits on the UN Committee for Human Rights NGOs. This is utter hypocrisy. China should be censured, but rather they are rewarded for their actions.
- Regarding the humanitarian crisis in Yemen: The United Nations has not taken any actions on the terrible situation in Yemen which is currently threatening the lives of many Yemeni people. What makes this truly horrible is that the UN has the resources to help, but provides bare-bones support to Yemen. The support they give is not nearly enough, despite the fact that they could easily redirect resources to help mediate the urgent issues in Yemen, including over 8 million people who are currently on the brink of famine. The United States should not support this organization which clearly does not have human rights in mind.
- Regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Rather than working towards a peace solution that would take into account the needs and aspirations of both groups of people in the Levant, the United Nations has sought to demonize Israel, hold Israel to a double standard, and not actually aid the Palestinian people. **Regardless of your personal stance on this very complex conflict** most can agree that there is no future without both groups and their aspirations being fulfilled; peace is what most people are seeking. The United Nations has passed a number of unfair resolutions condemning Israel for its defensible actions, while ignoring other countries which do much worse things that are not even slightly defensible. This is unfair targeting and borders on antisemitism. Specifically, the United Nations passed its despicable "Zionism is Racism" resolution at the Durban Conference of 2001 against global racism. They accused ONE country in the ENTIRE WORLD of racism: Israel. Not the United States, not South Africa, not China, not Russia, not any European country... not one single other country. This is an incredibly antisemitic move on the part of the UN. Conflict aside: Zionism is a central theme of Judaism... that Jews have a right to self-determine in their ancestral homeland. It has nothing to do with the Palestinian suffering, support of the current Israeli Government, etc. All of these actions have not actually benefitted the Palestinians in any way. If the UN really cared about them, they would take direct actions to help. Rather, they merely resort to demonizing the singular Jewish state in the entire world.
- Regarding the hypocrisy of the Human Rights Council: The countries which serve on the UN Human Rights Council are ironically those with the worst human rights records. Many of the Arab Nations serve on the UNHRC, despite having terrible conditions for their people, and terrible treatment of minorities in the past. For example, Qatar is currently on the UNHRC. Qatar, as well as many of the Arab Nations, currently has a large and illegal slave trade with Africa. Yet they get to vote on human rights for the rest of the world? Or take Venezuela. They currently have a seat in the HRC. Here are just a few of their terrible human rights violations: unlawful or arbitrary killings, including extrajudicial killings by security forces of the former Maduro regime; forced disappearances; torture by security forces; arbitrary detention by security forces; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions; political prisoners; unlawful interference with privacy; and lack of judicial independence. These are the kinds of countries that have a say in global human rights. This is utter hypocrisy.
- More specifically with the hypocrisy of the UN Women's Rights Commission: Saudi Arabia currently sits on this commission whose stated mission is "for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential." For context: women are severely oppressed in Saudi Arabia. Only recently were they able to drive. They must cover their bodies or face legal penalties. There are still many victims of honor killings in Saudi Arabia... yet somehow they are capable of speaking on women's rights and gender equality? Once again, this is utter hypocrisy.
- Regarding North Korea: The United Nations has not taken any action against the oppressive North Korean Regime which consistently violates its people's human rights and endangers and kills its civilians. They have one of the worst human rights records in the world, and the UN has done nothing to stop them. They have not even stopped their aspirations to become nuclearized, which could endanger the entire world.
- Regarding the Nuclearization of the Iranian Regime: The United Nations has refused to stop this dangerous regime from developing, testing, and using nuclear missiles. These could endanger the entire world, especially at the hands of this country which refused to allow inspectors to see their nuclear plants, and have developed nuclear missiles in complete secrecy. The UN must take action to protect the world, yet they do not.
On October 24, 1945, the United Nations Charter became effective. It promised fundamental human rights for all. Today they engage in corrupt, agenda-driven, inhumane activities which clearly have no intention of helping those in need.
Defund The UN!