The history of the UN is one of corruption and infectiveness. During the Cold War, the US and the Soviet Union had competing global agendas and interests. As a result the UN was irrelevant, unable to pursue its stated purpose because it lacked the mandate, leadership, funding and principled organizational structure worthy to lead the billions of people inhabiting the earth.
Until 1993, the prevailing opinion in the US was that the “UN is corrupt”. Secretary General Kofi Anan was maligned, portrayed as inept and ineffective. The Rwanda Genocide of 1994 magnified that perception rightfully. Many called for his resignation then. In fact, many in the US wanted out of the UN altogether until it became clear that the UN was a great vehicle to forward US agendas. Continue reading United Nations on the Brink→
After Eritrea’s foreign minister Osman Saleh Mohammed met Monday with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, his Permanent Representative to the UN Araya Desta gave Inner City Press a read-out of the meeting.
Ambassador Desta said that Somalia was discussed, with Eritrea explaining its view that in Somalia there can be no military solution and all sides have to be represented, with the solution coming from Somalis and not from the outside. Eritrea is accused of, but denies, providing arms to Al Shabaab. Continue reading Eritrean Foreign Minister Meets Ban Ki-moon→
After the Eritrea meeting of the UN Security Council on July 19, Eritrea’s Mission to the UN reached out to offer an interview with Yemane Ghebreab, special political adviser to President Isaias Afwerki.