The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that promotes international co-operation to create and maintain international order. It replaced the ineffective League of Nations. The UN was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II, in an effort to prevent another world war conflict. Since 1959, the John Birch Society has charged the UN for trying to establish a "One World Government".
The UN has also been accused of Population control by supporting government programs that promote forced-abortions and coercive sterilizations. The UNFPA provided aid to Peru's population control program in the mid-to-late '90s, when it was discovered the Peruvian program had been engaged in carrying out coercive sterilizations. The UNFPA was not found directly involved in the scandal, but continued to fund and work with the population control program after the abuses had become public.
In July 1976, Palestinian and German terrorists hijacked an Air France plane headed from France to Israel, landed it in Uganda, and threatened to kill the civilian hostages. Ugandan dictator Idi Amin provided sanctuary for the terrorists in the Entebbe airport. After Israel raided the Ugandan airport and rescued most of the hostages, the United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim condemned Israel for the violation of "Ugandan sovereignty." This UN response appeared to show support for Palestinian militancy. See: Operation Entebbe, on Wikipedia
In 2004, former ambassador to the UN Dore Gold published a book called Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos. The book criticized what it called the organization's moral relativism in the face of (and occasional support of) genocide and terrorism that occurred between the moral clarity of its founding period and the present day.
In 2011, the UN General Assembly decided to hold a moment of silence in honor of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il following his death. Western diplomats criticized the decision.
- 1995, Oil-for-Food Programme scandal, on Wikipedia
- 2017, Child sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers, on Wikipedia
- ↑ Mosher, Steve (19 August 2002). "Bush stops funds for UNFPA abuses; the U.N. population fund supports forced abortions and sterilizations". Insight on the News
- ↑ Dershowitz, Preemption, p.91
- ↑ Gold, Dore. Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004 ISBN 140005494X.
- ↑ UN honors North Korea's Kim Jong-il." Ynetnews. 22 December 2011. 23 December 2011.
Dershowitz, Alan M. (2005). The case for peace: how the Arab-Israeli conflict can be resolved. John Wiley. p. 148. ISBN 978-1-4193-5797-8. The U.N. has allowed states that sponsor terrorism to sit on the Security Council and chair various important committees, while denying Israel these same rights.