united nations

27 petitions

Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to US House of Representative

Ethiopians want Congress to vote no on HRes 128. Engage not Estrange!

Given that US foreign policy is to engage growing democracies, this resolution HRes128 unwittingly legitimizes extremists' agenda in Ethiopia. In order to have firsthand witnesses, Congress can send a factfinding delegation to Ethiopia and observe: law and order, security and wellbeing in the country; even in the restive regions which have suffered the effects of external agitators, namely in Oromia and Amhara regions. Social media has ignited and attempted to hijack organic opposition leaders. It has thwarted the progression of legitimate opposition, and taken advantage of factions to overthrow the government and yet has no plan to govern. But which extremists? There are in the diaspora extremists who are leaning on genuine opposition in Ethiopia their sole aim is to render the region unstable. There are religious extremists who are fomenting sectarian differences to further their political end. There are those whose claim to legitimacy is based solely on ethnic politics. Ethiopia's federation is not an ethnic federation but a multinational one, but by using the misnomer ethnic federalization; they are profiting from the real fear of ethnic warfare and disintegration of Ethiopia. In this regard, Congress has been hoodwinked by Ethiopian "Social Activist" in the diaspora (these have been practicing how to derail successive governments since the 70's but have never practiced governing) who participate not in transforming Ethiopia but rather yen for their missed opportunity at the helm. But as the saying goes, anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. They excel at abusing the American regard for Freedom, Justice and Democracy. Congress is being used by these to legitimize their destructive and vengeful agendas. With HRes 128 Congress is being led to factually incorrect conclusions. HRes 128 risks straining the diplomatic relationship which has lasted over 100 years. This bill besmirches the reputation of Ethiopia for lack of genuine care and careful analysis. The wording of the bill alone undermines Congress' ability to come to a balanced and knowledgeable conclusion.  Vote No on HRes 128 and engage not estrange! The Ethiopian Renaissance Council has a plethora of case studies it can furnish this body of Congress if so willed.

Ethiopian Renaissance Council
1,456 supporters
Started 6 days ago

Petition to Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May

EU: Say No to U.N.'s Anti-Israel Bigotry

The U.N. is adopting 20 resolutions this year against Israel—and a total of 6 on the rest of the world combined. The bigotry and hypocrisy of singling out the Jewish state for grossly discriminatory treatment must end now. I deeply regret that in the U.N. debate on November 10th, Britain, France, and Germany all voted in favor of 8 Arab-sponsored, one-sided draft resolutions targeting Israel. I urge you to take a principled stance: please VOTE NO in the final vote at the General Assembly in December. As this UN Watch chart shows, the resolutions are irrational: Necessary context is deliberately excluded. Israel is condemned for the Middle East situation while the Palestinians, Arab states, Iran and Hezbollah evade all responsibility. One-sided resolutions are discriminatory. They fail to criticize Palestinian terrorist groups such as Hamas who kill innocent Israelis, and the resolution are equally silent about Palestinians killed or tortured by Hamas or the Palestinian Authority. Twenty resolutions are redundant and excessive. No other country—not Syria, Iran or North Korea—gets more than one resolution each. Only Israel is targeted by twenty resolutions, each of them one-sided. There will actually be two resolutions on the Golan itself. Such irrational excess is tolerated on no other issue. There is no rational purpose in endlessly repeating the same condemnations of Israel. To give one example, it is astonishing that the UK, France, and Germany just voted to condemn Israel for "repressive measures" against Syrians in the Golan Heights. "We cannot accept the perverse message sent out by a Syria Golan resolution that singles out Israel, as Assad continues to slaughter the Syrian people," said British Ambassador Julian Braithwaite before the Human Rights Council in March, after opposing a similar resolution. I agree: your support for these resolutions sends out a perverse message. Therefore, I urge you and other world leaders to change your votes, and help the the U.N. to put an end to its anti-Israeli discrimination and anti-peace practices, as the founding Charter and ideals of the United Nations require.

UN Watch
2,739 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to United Nations, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), United Nations Security Council, UK Parliament, Donald Trump

Remove Junaid Qureshi [Son of Hijacker Hashim Qureshi] From the United Nations

Remove Junaid Qureshi [Son of Hijacker Hashim Qureshi] From the United Nations. He DOES NOT Represent the People of Kashmir. We the people of Kashmir state that Junaid Qureshi does not represent our aims and aspirations for our country. Junaid Qureshi is the son of Hijacker Hashim Qureshi. Mr Junaid Qureshi has repeatedly appeared at the United Nations over the years claiming he represents wishes of the people of Kashmir. It is indeed curious how Mr Qureshi was allowed to speak in the United Nations in 2016 and 2017 [link] He has no popular mandate from the people of  Kashmir. When the  people of Kashmir learnt about his representation in the United Nations, they were outraged and  shocked as they did not even know of him..  They expressed their sentiments by rejecting  him  on all social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. On a brief general survey recently, 89% state that Junaid Qureshi does not represent Kashmir. See poll. The United Nations has made no checks or declarations of his history or his current position. There is no declaration of his potential conflicts of interest in relation to his father’s disturbing past. The United Nations have not confirmed or denied whether Mr Junaid Qureshi is a paid agent for India or not nor have they publicized his father’s past.  This is despite the United Nations position that they do not support terrorism yet basic checks are not carried out before potentially placing the vulnerable people of Kashmir under risk. By way of information for the public around the world, we list Junaid Qureshi’s conflicts of interest in relation to his father. We are compelled to do the job the United Nations has failed in. The BBC reported “Mr Qureshi was tried in Pakistan on hijacking charges and spent over nine years in prison there” The Hindu reported as follows: “Old intelligence hands, however, have mixed memories of him. Mr. Qureshi began his career as an ``informer'' for the Border Security Force; but somewhere in the 1969-1970 period his loyalty was suborned by the Pakistani agencies. Till he took part in the hijacking in 1971, he worked as a perfect ``double agent''. The hijacking of the Indian Airlines plane was promptly and shrewdly used by Mrs. Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister, to ban Pakistan's flights over India, a ban that complicated Pakistan efforts to curb insurgency in the eastern wing; this prompted many within the Pakistani security establishment to question Mr. Qureshi's credentials as an ``asset''. He was eventually arrested in Pakistan and tried as an Indian ``plant''.For the last 15 years Mr. Qureshi has been living, rather comfortably, in Amsterdam. Seasoned intelligence hands believe that during this time he must have been contacted by a number of`agencies''.  The book Mission RAW by a retired intelligence officer  listed as follows  On Fokker Hijacking in Srinagar Page 227: “There was an agent of R&AW-Hashim Qureshi in Srinagar.......R&AW persuaded Hashim Qureshi to work for them.....After the plan was given final shape, on January 30, 1971, Hashim Qureshi along with another operative Ashraf Qureshi, his relative, was allowed to hijack a Fokker Friendship plane Ganga of Indian Airlines with 26 passengers on board, to take the plane to Lahore airport. R&AW allowed him to carry a grenade and a toy pistol inside the plane. Pakisani authorities at Lahore airport allowed the plane to land when they were informed that it had been hijacked by National Liberation Front activist militants of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. All India Radio soon made broadcast of this hijacking and the whole world was informed that the Pakistan Government was behind this hijacking...The incident overtly gave India the right opportunity which was planned by R.N. Kao, to cancel the flights of Pakistan over its territory which hampered the plans of Yahya Khan to send its troops by air to curb the political movement of Mujib in East Pakistan” . This was subject to litigation but the results are yet not known.  Further references to Hashim Qureshi appears in retired RAW Agent Dulat’s book Given the above conflicts of interests and unanimous view that Junaid Qureshi does not represent the people of Kashmir, we ask the United Nations to strike out comments made by Mr Qureshi from the UN records for 2016 and 2017.  If this is not possible, the United Nations must act to disclose his conflicts of interests to the general public.  We also ask that the United Nations 1. Stop any representation made by Mr Junaid Qureshi.2. We would ask that the Secretary General direct that the people of Kashmir send an Kashmir Advocacy group that does have the mandate to represent the wishes of the Kashmiri people.3. We ask that the United Nations develop a policy to conflict check each individual and group representing a conflict zone and ensure they have a mandate to do so. The  United Nations cannot be seen to support terrorism nor can it be seen to place vulnerable individuals  under serious threat by allowing biased and tainted speeches to influence United Nations policy.   Related Links Margaret Thatcher’s Government on Hashim Qureshi 

Nathan Castro
721 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Excellency Secretary General, United Nations Organization New York, USA

Establish a Universal Center for Dialogue in Lebanon & Designate Lebanon Land for Dialogue

This petition to establish a UN universal center for dialogue in Lebanon and to designate Lebanon as a land for dialogue Amon civilizations and cultures is addressed to His/Her Excellency the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization in New York, USA. This is a civil society effort.  In his address to the UN General Assembly on the Dialogue between Cultures and Religions (Item 45: Culture and Peace) on November 12th, 2008, His Excellency, President Michel Sleiman, stated that “the philosophy of the Lebanese entity is based on dialogue, reconciliation and coexistence”. He declared that the Lebanese people would like Lebanon to “become an international center for the management of the dialogue of civilizations and cultures and consequently a global laboratory for that inter-entity dialogue”.St. Pope John Paul II, Ayatollah Muhammad Mahdi Shamseddine, the Muslim-Christian Summit at the Maronite Patriarchate in Lebanon and hundreds of thousands of people in Lebanon and around the world, we believe that Lebanon is more than a country it is a message of freedom, a model of pluralism and a special space for dialogue and coexistence of different cultures, ethnicities and religions. We also believe that Lebanon’s vocation is to embody this message and to strive to live it and to promote it despite all the challenges and the obstacles faced.  We started this petition to capitalize on the call by former President Michel Suleiman to the UN to designate Lebanon as “an international center for the management of the dialogue of civilizations and cultures and consequently a global laboratory for that inter-entity dialogue”. Your signature will make a difference because the world needs a place where dialogue takes place not on the macro levels but also on the micro levels – on the levels of people in their daily lives as it is the situation in Lebanon. Your signature will give people hope and strengthen their resilience not only in the Middle East, but also around the world for an alternative to disputes, conflicts and wars. The Middle East needs Lebanon to be this space and your signature will make it happen. The Initiative is Notre Dame University project using civil society track to achieve its objectives. It is supported by Lebanese people, friends of Lebanon, people of good will, civil society advocates and organizations who believe that Lebanon is a land of dialogue and needs to be internationally acknowledged as such by the UN and its member states. My name is Dr. Guita Hourani. I am the Director of the Lebanese Emigration Research Center, member of the Initiative's Steering Committee and the Petition Campaign Coordinator of the Initiative. On behalf of Notre Dame University, the Steering Committee, the Executing Director and the Advisory Committee of the Initiative thank you in advance for supporting this initiative and for signing the petition. "Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence." Architect Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846 – 1912).

Guita Hourani
7,247 supporters