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United Nations History

October 24 is UN Day; a day to celebrate all the good that has come from the creation of an international collaboration toward greater peace and justice on Earth.

I know that UN, like nearly every other agency, government and large business currently is plagued by corruption and manipulation toward negative agendas.

Unlike many I refuse to believe that this invalidates or negates the higher beliefs and goals so many of us have for this organization.

We are not powerless children simply watching the 1% control our planet! We choose what things are meant to do.

We choose how our governments, international agencies and businesses operate and what they can and cannot do.

If they don’t work well don’t blame the people actively working to make the world better-blame the many millions who COULD get off their lazy rumps and take action on the problems but instead complain endlessly about the solutions they don’t like.

I am very grateful that some people gave their time and effort to create, maintain and expand an international organization to promote : peace instead of war; justice for all instead of discrimination, genocide, and oppression; and sustainable development and environmental protection and preservation instead if wanton destruction, greed and global extinction.

If we want those goals then we can work together to co-create them-joining millions of human beings throughout the last 68 years who have worked together thru the institution of the United Nations to do so.

The link below is to a brief list of highlights of achievements from those years of UN activity.

If you appreciate women, children, indigenous peoples, justice, human rights, peace and the Earth then this list should brighten your day.

If you hate and oppose the UN but think the stuff on this list is good-then ask yourself what is your hatred for?

If you believe in “the secret” or any other energy based worldview-remember that where attention goes, so follows reality.

So please join me in celebration of the positive, loving and compassionate achievements of the UN- which are truly the positive achievements of humanity; our first steps as a planet toward co-creating the peace, justice and global harmony that are fundamental requirements for entering Galactic society.

United Nations History
The United Nations was established to foster global peace, prosperity and justice. It has succeeded in its fundamental mission of preventing a third world war and improving global quality of life. But over the last 60 years, the UN’s mission and membership have been broadened dramatically. Great Moments in the UN’s History:

1945: United Nations Founded
President Harry Truman, along with representatives from 50 other countries, signed the UN Charter in San Francisco, California.

1948: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Signed
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt personally helped prepare the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first document considered to have international normative value.

– See more at: http://www.unausa.org/membership/una-usa-events/un-day/united-nations-history#sthash.uXS2rHUb.dpuf

United Nations History
The United Nations was established to foster global peace, prosperity and justice. It has succeeded in its fundamental mission of preventing a third world war and improving global quality of life. But over the last 60 years, the UN’s mission and membership have been broadened dramatically. Great Moments in the UN’s History:

1945: United Nations Founded
President Harry Truman, along with representatives from 50 other countries, signed the UN Charter in San Francisco, California.

1948: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Signed
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt personally helped prepare the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first document considered to have international normative value.

– See more at: http://www.unausa.org/membership/una-usa-events/un-day/united-nations-history#sthash.uXS2rHUb.dpuf

http://www.unausa.org/membership/una-usa-events/un-day/united-nations-history


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NEWS: Chief Spence takes fight against C-45 to the United Nations

NEWS: Chief Spence takes fight against C-45 to the United Nations

By Brent Patterson, Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Chief Theresa Spence. Photo by Teresa Smith/ Ottawa Citizen

Chief Theresa Spence. Photo by Teresa Smith/ Ottawa Citizen

The Attawapiskat First Nation and the International Indian Treaty Council have sought the support of the United Nations to stop C-38 and C-45. They state that the Harper government failed in their Duty to Consult as guaranteed by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian Constitution Act.

In their request for consideration under the Early Warning/ Urgent Action Procedures of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), they argue in part that C-45 removed fish habitat protections and changed the Navigable Waters Protection Act to a new format called the Navigation Protection Act, removing protection for 99.9 per cent of lakes and rivers in Canada. They also note that, The Frog Lake First Nation and Mikisew Cree First Nation, through their respective Chiefs, launched judicial review cases in the Federal Court. They are challenging the passage of the Bills C-38 and C-45. However, this form of justice is slow and expensive and inaccessible for many other First Nations or Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

And they request that the UN make six recommendations to the Government of Canada including, That Canada, as an urgent matter, conduct a comprehensive review and meaningful consultation in regards to Bill C-38 and C-45 to ensure it is consistent with Section 35 of the Constitution Act (1982), and to repeal such aspects of Bills C-38 and 45 which violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples held pursuant to Treaty, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (in particular the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights and the recommendations of the CERD.

The United Nations CERD, which is based in Geneva, will consider their request on February 26.

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow has stated, The Harper government has dramatically undermined the safety, sovereignty and security of First Nations through the omnibus bills C-38 and C-45. The gutting of environmental protections is of particular concern to First Nations as many of the current and proposed new energy and mining projects now released from environmental oversight by the Harper government take place on Indigenous lands. These changes were made without consultation with First Nations, despite their court-recognized treaty rights. This also violates the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which guarantees free, prior and informed consent in any matter that touches on resource development on Aboriginal lands.

For more, please see:
Chief Theresa Spence and Attawapiskat First Nation file urgent action with UN committee
UPDATE: Chief Spence ends her hunger-strike, wins commitment to 13-point declaration
NEWS: Mikisew Cree First Nation and Frog Lake First Nation to challenge C-38 and C-45 in Federal Court
NEWS: Water protections lost under Harpers C-38 and C-45

Read the original story at the link below-

http://canadians.org/blog/?p=19501