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Fake “Man Made” Climate Change, Real Cosmic Climate Change, 5G and the Globalist UN Agenda


Note: There is a lot of information in this essay which you need to understand. First read the essay. Next read through all of the links to the videos and essays. It could take you days to do this. But when you are done the truth will hit you like a “2 by 4.” I can assure you that your efforts will be worth the effort. The video by Graham Hancock is a great recounting of the Great Floods some 12,500 years ago — not caused by human activity. The whole “Climate Change” Agenda is a hoax.

The term “Apocalypse” (ἀποκάλυψις) is a Greek word meaning “revelation”, “an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be known apart from the unveiling”. Humanity has been under the thumb of small elites for the last 10,000 years. It is finally time to stop this crap. We are in need of a “Peaceful Apocalypse” which is why I am writing to you today. And the first obvious step towards a “Peaceful Apocalypse” is to stop the deployment of 5G antennas which are going up simultaneously throughout the planet.

In order to stop the deployment of 5G antennas throughout the planet we need to grow our base of supporters. And toward that end we need to convince the “Climate Change” activists that there is no “man made” (e.g., Anthropogenic) climate change. We also need to bring into our ranks other groups that are increasingly effected by the Globalist New Age of “No Choice, No Voice.” In point of fact Anthropogenic Climate change has long been an excuse for the United Nations to control everything and everybody on planet Earth. And I believe that most “Climate Change” activists are completely unaware that they are being used as “useful idiots” for the Global Elite.

Instead we need to dispel the “fake science” of Climate Change and to focus the “Climate Change” activists on the very real Anthropogenic harm that 5G, and other human activities, are doing to plants, animals, insects, the biosphere and of course us humans.

At the end of the day we all really want the same things.

1) We want sustainable societies where government intrusions, into our lives is minimized.
2) We want a sustainable planet for our future generations.

I broached this subject in my last essay.

What the Stop5G movement needs to do is convince the Climate Change activists that the increases in floods, fires, hurricanes etc. is not due to Anthropogenic Climate Change but rather natural long term climate cycles and Anthropogenic Geoengineering through HAARP, Chemtrails, Directed Energy Weapons and decades of bad forest management. Governments from Californian to Australia are actually complicit in the unprecedented forest fires over the past several years. Other Anthropogenic harm is being done through Industrial GMO Farming, Pesticides, Herbicides, Fluoride in the water supplies. And that is but a short list of Anthropogenic activities that are destroying the planet’s ecosystem. None of them have anything to do with “man made” Climate Change. If we can win these activists over to our side our odds of defeating the role-out of 5G will greatly improve. Yes there are anthropogenic activities effecting our global ecosystem. But man made climate change is not one of them.

The UN is also very active in suppressing free speech and forcing acceptance of forced vaccines, forced 5G, forced Smart Cities and prohibiting adults from growing their own Cannabis. They are trying to impose a New World Order of “No Choice – No Voice.” The Stop5G should take advantage of this by encouraging secondary goals in our future protests. By doing this we can effectively recruit the majority of the world’s population to our cause. So let me suggest some secondary demands.
1) Stop mandatory vaccines which are harming our children.
2) Stop the emerging agenda (Virginia, CA etc.) to eviscerate the 2nd Amendment (our right to own guns).
3) Stop the Globalist censorship of Anti-Globalists like me, through mass censorship from all Big Tech Platforms.
4) Support the universal right for adults to grow Cannabis without any taxation, regulation, or government/globalist control.

Beyond the 1st Global Stop5G Protest: January 25th 2020
The Great “Climate Change” Hoax

One of the main arguments of the “Climate Change” believers is this idea that the “Greenhouse Gas, Carbon Dioxide (CO2), is causing the planet to warm and that this warming will result in floods, fires, rising oceans and all sorts of other nonsense.

CO2 levels have been over ten times higher millions of years ago and that made plant life flourish. The “Climate Change” hoax is a joke. They base CO2 levels on the past 400,000 years and neglect to mention that CO2 levels have been much higher, resulting in more plant growth (e.g., food).

Globalists, like Bill Gates, wants to blanket the planet in Sulfur Dioxide, through Chem-trails in order to reduce the temperature of the planet. This could have all sorts of unpredictable ramifications. But it will invariably reduce food production and possibly create mass starvation throughout the planet. And the fact is Gates does want to reduce human population through forced vaccinations and now Chem-trailing planet Earth.

Why Bill Gates Is Funding Solar Geoengineering Research
227,569 views, Sep 7, 2019

The following video with “Climate Engineer” David Keith (2013) makes clear just how insane this idea really is. It masquerades as comedy but this guy is dead serious about “Chem-trailing” the upper atmosphere with Sulfur Dioxide.

THE COLBERT REPORT: DAVID KEITH “A Case For Climate Engineering” 12/09/2013

Cannabis growers supplement their plants with CO2 to increase their yields. The last thing we would want to do is reduce CO2: what we exhale and what plants inhale. In fact there is very little CO2 in the air: only 0.04%!
By volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.[8] Air also contains a variable amount of water vapor, on average around 1% at sea level, and 0.4% over the entire atmosphere. Air composition, temperature, and atmospheric pressure vary with altitude, and air suitable for use in photosynthesis by terrestrial plants and breathing of terrestrial animals is found only in Earth’s troposphere and in artificial atmospheres.

Atmosphere of Earth
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UN is playing us as “useful idiots” for the Global Government they are trying to impose on every human on planet Earth. CO2 levels have been dozens of times higher in the course of the last 600 million years which has resulting in more plant growth (e.g., more food).

For the past several decades the Corporate Media, Hollywood, Musicians, the Democrat Party (The Green New Deal), the Extinction Rebellion (Great Briton) etc. have been bloviating about how ‘the Earth is going to be destroyed in just 12 years if we don’t do something about Green House Gases (CO2) and the Global Warming that it causes.’ And this includes my favorite Rock Band (The Rolling Stones) and one of my favorite actresses, Jennifer Aniston. The problem?

There is no Anthropogenic — “man made” — Climate Change. And ever if there was, spending Trillions of dollars (e.g., The New Green Deal) would not resolve the problem. Of course there are many Anthropogenic activities that are wreaking havoc on our health, on our insect population, on the Earth’s ecosystem: that we should be very concerned about. But “man made” Climate Change is not one of them. The following WIKI article list many, but not all, of these real “human caused” problems.

The term anthropogenic designates an effect or object resulting from human activity. The term was first used in the technical sense by Russian geologist Alexey Pavlov, and it was first used in English by British ecologist Arthur Tansley in reference to human influences on climax plant communities.[18] The atmospheric scientist Paul Crutzen introduced the term “Anthropocene” in the mid-1970s.[19] The term is sometimes used in the context of pollution emissions that are produced from human activity since the start of the Agricultural Revolution but also applies broadly to all major human impacts on the environment.[20] Many of the actions taken by humans that contribute to a heated environment stem from the burning of fossil fuel from a variety of sources, such as: electricity, cars, planes, space heating, manufacturing, or the destruction of forests.[21]

Human impact on the environment
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One of the things I found odd about the Wiki article, “Human impact on the Environment,” is that there is absolutely no mention of either Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF’s), generally, or the densification of EMF radiation through the deployment of 5G, specifically. And yet our exposure to invisible EMF radiation has gone up over a million times since the 1890’s when we began constructing the electrical grid.
As I discussed in my testimony, before the Dearborn Heights City Council (40 minute lecture) EMF radiation most probably contributes to the rise in autism and declining sperm counts, among other impacts on insects and plants. The densifycation of EMF radiation — with the addition of 5G antennas every 2-10 homes — is obviously going to make the health impacts even worse.

Bruce Cain discusses the threats 5G poses to our Health, Privacy and Freedom (July 23, 2019)

So while the “Climate Change” believers unwittingly push the “Green New Deal” — really the UN’s Agenda21 by another name — they ignore the very real things that are changing our climate and creating floods, forest fires, hurricanes, etc. The first — and most significant contributor to “Climate Change is something we have no control over: “Cosmic Climate Change”. And the second is Geoenineering which includes: bad forest management, Chem-trails depositing flammable substances into the soil and forests, HAARP and possibly technologies the public is yet unaware. Essentially the “Climate Change” believers are being duped.

Cosmic Climate Change: The Primary cause of Climate Change on planet Earth

“Long Term Cosmic Climate Change” — about every 26 million years

So let’s start out with a question.
How many years does it take for our Solar System to make a single rotation around our Milky Way Galaxy?

This is also called the Galactic Year and one rotation takes about 240 million years. I bet most of you had no idea did you?

The galactic year, also known as a cosmic year, is the duration of time required for the Sun to orbit once around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.[1] Estimates of the length of one orbit range from 225 to 250 million terrestrial years.[2] The Solar System is traveling at an average speed of 230 km/s (828,000 km/h) or 143 mi/s (514,000 mph) within its trajectory around the galactic center,[3] a speed at which an object could circumnavigate the Earth’s equator in 2 minutes and 54 seconds; that speed corresponds to approximately 1/1300 of the speed of light.

Galactic year
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Another question. How often does our Solar System cross the Galactic Plane?

Earth’s Solar System Crossing the Galactic Plane

The answer is about 26 million years.

Now this requires some explanation. Our Galaxy is relatively flat, like a plate, with a bit of a bulge toward the center. And our Solar System travels above and below the Galactic Plane much like a carousel. As the Solar System travels around the galaxy it moves about 100 light years above the plane. Then it travels back down and intersects the plane. Then it travels about 100 light years below the plane. And finally it begins to travel up again, eventually intersecting the Galactic plane from below this time. You can think of this like a carousel horse or you can think of it as a sine wave. In any case one full cycle takes about 52 million years during which it intersects the Galactic plane twice: once from above and once from below. The last time our Solar System crossed the Galactic Plane was about 3 million years ago which means it will be another 23 million years before we cross the Galactic Plane again which, I will explain, is a good thing.

Finally what is the Oort Cloud?

Basically it is a spherical shell that surrounds our solar system. It containing billions of objects: some of which are bigger than mountains.

The Oort Cloud is the most distant region of our solar system. Even the nearest objects in the Oort Cloud are thought to be many times farther from the Sun than the outer reaches of the Kuiper Belt. Unlike the orbits of the planets and the Kuiper Belt, which lie mostly in the same flat disk around the Sun, the Oort Cloud is believed to be a giant spherical shell surrounding the rest of the solar system. It is like a big, thick-walled bubble made of icy pieces of space debris the sizes of mountains and sometimes larger. The Oort Cloud might contain billions, or even trillions, of objects.

Oort Cloud

So how does crossing he Galactic Plane, every 26 million years effect the Climate?
Well it turns out that there is a strong correlation between crossing the Galactic Plane and major extinction events on planet Earth.

So here is basically what happens when our Solar System crosses the Galactic Plane.

* It is theorized that when our Solar System crosses the Galactic Plane: Dark Energy, highly enegized particles and Gravatational waves start pulling on the planets and the Oort Cloud.

* This causes some of the mountain sized objects within the Oort cloud, along with smaller obects, to become destabilized.

* Some of those objects then fly through the Solar System hitting the Earth and other planets.

* The gravitational pull causes tectonic plates to move, setting off volcano’s and super volcano’s: caldera’s such as what is under Yellow Stone National Park.

All of these things together result in a major extinction event on planet Earth about every 26 million years. And humans have nothing to do with it. Period. Here is a research paper that explains all of this.

ABSTRACT The temporal distribution of the major extinctions over the past 250 million years has been investigated

statistically using various forms of time series analysis. The analyzed record is based on variation in extinction intensity for fossil families of marine vertebrates, invertebrates, and protozoans and contains 12 extinction events. The 12 events show a statistically significant periodicity (P < 0.01) with a mean interval between events of 26 million years. Two of the events coincide with extinctions that have been previously linked to

meteorite impacts (terminal Cretaceous and Late Eocene). Although the causes of the periodicity are unknown, it is possible that they are related to extraterrestrial forces (solar, solar system, or galactic).

Periodicity of extinctions in the geologic past
Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637
Contributed by David M. Raup, October 11, 1983
Proc. Nati. Acad. Sci. USA
Vol. 81, pp. 801-805, February 1984

All major extinction events over the last 240 Million years perfectly correlate with the 26 million year cycle where our Solar System crosses the Galactic Plane.

Of course there have been many extinction events in the last 240 million years. Probably the most notable of those events was the extinction of the dinosaurs. And that was most likely caused by or Solar System moving through the Galactic Plane. In fact if it were not for the extinction of the dinosaurs we would not be here. Early primates coexisted with the dinosaurs for about 20 million years. After the asteroid “offed” the dinosaurs these early primates flourished and eventually became us.

“Shorter Term Cosmic Climate Change”

There are numerous instances of “Shorter Term Climate Change.” I will just mention two of them.

Humans, homo sapiens, have been around for 200,000 to 300,000 years. That would be us. About 72,000 years ago the Toba Caldera (a Super Volcano) erupted killing all but 10,000 humans on planet Earth. It could have been caused by a huge object, such as PlanetX (Nibiru), exerting a strong gravitational pull on the planet. It could have been due to a shifting of the tectonic plates. In any case it had nothing to do with human activity. You can read more about that here:

The Toba supereruption was a supervolcanic eruption that occurred about 75,000 years ago at the site of present-day Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia. It is one of the Earth’s largest known eruptions. The Toba catastrophe theory holds that this event caused a global volcanic winter of six to ten years and possibly a 1,000-year-long cooling episode.

The Toba eruption has been linked to a genetic bottleneck in human evolution about 70,000 years ago,[28][29] which may have resulted from a severe reduction in the size of the total human population due to the effects of the eruption on the global climate.[30] According to the genetic bottleneck theory, between 50,000 and 100,000 years ago, human populations sharply decreased to 3,000–10,000 surviving individuals.[31][32] It is supported by some genetic evidence suggesting that today’s humans are descended from a very small population of between 1,000 and 10,000 breeding pairs that existed about 70,000 years ago.[33][34]

Toba catastrophe theory
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nearly every culture on planet Earth recants myths about a great flood that engulfed the Earth about 11,600 years ago causing the oceans to rise 160 feet, erasing all civilizations that were 60 miles from a coast that no longer exists. There is now compelling evidence that this was caused by a Cosmic event: and asteroid hitting the Earth. Graham Hancock recounts this history in this wonderful talk he gave in 2016. This is great stoner entertainment. So roll yourself a joint and enjoy the show.

Since 2007, compelling evidence has been published in leading scientific journals confirming that fragments of a disintegrating giant comet struck the earth around 12,800 years ago. The impacts set in motion a mysterious 1,200-year global deep freeze that caused worldwide extinctions of species. Established theories about the emergence of civilization cite the invention of agriculture and monumental architecture some 11,600 years ago—immediately after the freeze. In this controversial presentation, best-selling author Graham Hancock argues that archaeologists, by not accounting for the cataclysm, have gravely misinterpreted history. What the record attests to is not the sudden invention of technology, but a transfer of technology to hunter-gatherers from a more advanced civilization.

Is the house of history built on foundations of sand? Graham Hancock

So what about the “consensus” among the Climate Scientists

I worked 5 years in Medical Research, Radiation Physics, where I helped write applications for NIH (National Institute of Health) grants. The scientists don’t “call the tune.” In order to get the grant money you must play by their agenda and guidelines. So if you were to refute the “Fake Climate Change” agenda then you won’t get a grant. It is as simple as that. Many of these 500 scientists that don’t believe in Anthropogenic Climate Change are working for free. I encourage you to watch the video as well as read the accompanying article.

Here are the specific points about climate change highlighted in the letter:

1 Natural as well as anthropogenic factors cause warming.
2. Warming is far slower than predicted.
3. Climate policy relies on inadequate models.
4. CO2 is not a pollutant. It is a plant food that is essential to all life on Earth. Photosynthesis is a blessing. More CO2 is beneficial for nature, greening the Earth: additional CO2 in the air has promoted growth in global plant biomass. It is also good for agriculture, increasing the yields of crops worldwide.
5. Global warming has not increased natural disasters. 6. Climate policy must respect scientific and economic realities.
7. There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic.

There is no climate emergency, say 500 experts in letter to the United Nations
October 1, 2019

So what about the very recent Climate Change?

So what about all the recent floods, forest fires and hurricanes that have ravaged our planet for the last decade. All the Climate Change “believers” insist that this is because of us the increase of “Greenhouse Gases.” I have already covered this in earlier essays. The forest fires — California, Australia, Canada etc. — have most probably been caused by bad forest management over the past several decades. For thousands of years indigenous populations, throughout the planet, minimized this through controlled burns. But about 20 years ago many countries stopped doing this in order to “save the trees.” It is also quite possible that these fires have been aided by the spraying of chem-trails that contain flammable substances like nano-particle Aluminum and Barium. Chem-trailing the planet with Sulfur Dioxide is also very bad for the soil and growing food.

It is also quite possible that many of the floods and hurricanes have been aided by chem-trails, HAARP and other technologies. HAARP does have the capability of setting off Earthquakes as well is manipulating the weather. Geoengineering is also capable of manipulating the weather. And while I remain agnostic on the issue these technologies are very real. They can no longer be labeled as conspiracy theories.

But why would anyone want to do that you ask? It could well be that the Rothschild’s and Rockefeller’s could be behind it. They financed the United Nations which is pushing what is known as Agenda21 and Agenda2030. In UN documents they outline a plan where they want to concentrate most of the world’s population into central urban “Smart Cities” that will control the world’s population through the global roll-out of Smart Meters and 5G infrastructure. And that is exactly what is happening. We are seeing more and more incidents where fires, floods and hurricanes devastate communities throughout the planet. And once the carnage is complete many of these people are forced to move from their rural habitats into the emerging urban “Smart Cities.” It is happening.
I should also mention that there is an 11 year solar cycle that also effects climate.
The solar cycle is the cycle that the Sun’s magnetic field goes through approximately every 11 years.
What Is the Solar Cycle?

I have covered these topics in other essays. So to learn more I will provide a few links to my essays and a few other sources — all worth exploring.

The Great Hoax: Global Forest Fires, Climate Change, Geoengineering, the UN and 5G

5G & Smart Meters are an Existential threat to our Health, Privacy and Freedom
BRUCE CAIN·TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 481 Reads

It’s all connected: CA Fires, Legal and Illegal Immigration, Smart Meters, 5G, Cannabis Monopolies, Censorship

5G – Smart Cities & Agenda 21 – Australian Fire Series by Max Igan

5G – Smart Cities & Agenda 21 – California Fire Series by AplaneTruth
Torching Paradise Californa | What’s Their Agenda? [APlaneTruth2 mirrored]

The roll-out of 5G is now happening globally and there seems to be no way to stop it despite the fact that there is now a Global movement to do just that. If you don’t believe me just watch this 30 minute special study session on 5G in the City of Dearborn Heights, MI. I have to applaud the council members for questioning what effect these 5G antennas will have on the health, privacy and freedom of their citizens. But the attorney basically told them: it’s a done deal and local communities will have no say determining where these antennas will be placed.

Dearborn Heights Study Session on 5G Ordinance: 2/4/2020 (30 minutes)

Dearborn Heights Study Session on 5G Ordinance: 2/4/2020

I found watching this almost surrealistic. The City Council members seem awestruck that they have absolutely no control over the deployment of 5G antennas’s that began in the beginning months of 2019. The first 5G antenna I saw going up, in Dearborn Heights, was on September 27th, 2019.

What is surreal about the City Council’s “5G Study Session is that it illustrates that our local governments are no longer able to represent the interests of their citizens. It now seems evident that there is a hidden government that is controlling all government bodies throughout the planet. How else could Smart Meters and 5G have been rolled out simultaneously if that were not true?

And this hidden government has now decided to conduct a global lab experiment on all of humanity. But in reality this hidden government is really not hidden at all. It is basically the United Nations and the families that financed the United Nations.

Their agenda is clearly spelled out in various UN documents: Agenda21, Agenda2030, the Wildlands Project, Climate Change documents etc. This global roll-out of 5G — is a crime against all of humanity — and also part of the UN’s Agenda for Smart Cities and mass surveillance. The telecom industry admits that they have done zero independent studies to guarantee that these rising levels of EMF radiation are safe. Just watch the video:

US Senator Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology Health Risks at Senate Hearing (02/06/2019):

US Senator Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology Health Risks at Senate Hearing (02/06/2019)

How can we as human’s ever allow this. As I have said many times the greatest shortcoming of humanity has always been to underestimate the evil of their rulers. Let us not make that mistake this time. Because once they have enslaved the entire planet — with 5G radiation and 5G Smart Cities — it may be impossible to reverse.

Meanwhile there are literally thousands of studies warning that these 5G frequencies — and the further densification of EMF Radiation — will cause harm to all life. Who do these idiots think they are?

They are ignoring the Nirenberg Code, ignoring the Precautionary Principle, ignoring the masses . . . ignoring common sense. As I have already covered, in previous essays, the architects of this hidden government is headed by the Rothschild family. The UN was financed by the Rothschild’s and the Rockefeller’s. This is not really a UN agenda. This is their agenda. They need to be held accountable and all of the 5G antennas and Smart Meters need to be taken down immediately. The UN is essentially a front for the Rothschild dynasty. This may be an inconvenient globalist truth but it is no “conspiracy theory.”

So much for representative democracy. We are slowly being relegated to a new “slave class” where individual voice is being censored and where individual choice — forced vaccines, gun confiscation etc. — is being erased. When our founders wrote the US Constitution they were probably trying to warn us by writing “WE THE PEOPLE” in huge letters at the top. They were well aware that the Illuminati and other globalist cabals would try to destroy our republic eventually. Well that time is here. And if we do nothing the new Agenda21/Agenda2030 Constitution might as well say “WE THE GLOBAL ELITE. We need to stop that from happening.

So why did I go to the trouble of writing this?

On 01/25/2020 there were over 200 Stop5G protests throughout the planet. There was absolutely no coverage of the event in corporate media. I have spent 2 years of my life trying to warn my residents about the existential threat that 5G poses to our health, privacy and theory. We are loosing badly. In fact right now I’d say we’re getting slaughtered as more 5G antennas are going up globally every day now. We are not winning.

So I thought to myself. If we could convince the Climate Change Activists that “man made” Climate Change is an illusion and that the real threat we all face is the radiation from these 5G antennas — going up throughout the planet — we might just have a chance to Stop5G. If we can begin to unite all the groups being deprived both “Voice and Choice” I am certain we can, together, force our government to rip down all these 5G Antennas and Smart Meters.
In addition to “flipping” the Climate Change movement — to fighting the real Anthropogenic harm of 5G — we also need to ally ourselves with the other groups seeing their “Voice and Choice” slowly erased.

1) Stop mandatory vaccines which are harming our children.
2) Stop the emerging agenda (Virginia, CA etc.) to eviscerate the 2nd Amendment (our right to own guns).
3) Stop the Globalist censorship of Anti-Globalists like me, through mass censorship from all Big Tech Platforms.
4) Support the universal right for adults to grow Cannabis without any taxation, regulation, or government/globalist control.

As I said in my last essay: if we can unite all of these groups — being denied “Voice and Choice” we might just have a real opportunity to see all 5G infrastructure and Smart Meters removed.

Yes the Rockefeller’s and Rothschild’s are very powerful as well as the corporations they control. But they are no match should humanity come together. We can stop this. Please share this essay widely.

All of us is all we need.


UN enlists ‘Thomas & Friends’ to teach kids about UN goals

Image result for THOMAS AND FRIENDS

Sep. 7, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is enlisting the animated series “Thomas & Friends” to teach preschool children the importance of taking part in global efforts to end poverty, provide girls and boys with the same opportunities, and protect the planet.

The U.N. and series owner Mattel Inc. announced a collaboration Friday that will see elements of five of the 17 U.N. goals for 2030 incorporated into nine of the 26 episodes of the new season of “Thomas & Friends.”

U.N. Outreach Division director Maher Nasser says that “Thomas & Friends was a natural fit for younger audiences as well as their parents and caretakers.”

Mattel President Richard Dickson says the U.N. exists to create a better world “and that’s been the core lesson of Thomas for over 70 years.



Kenyan train joins Thomas and Friends TV show

The country was free of cholera until 2010, when U.N. peacekeepers dumped infected sewage into a river



By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret for sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti during his final address to the annual gathering of world leaders in New York.

Ban told the U.N. General Assembly that these two matters had “tarnished the reputation of the United Nations and, far worse, traumatized many people we serve.” Ban will step down at the end of 2016 after serving two five-year terms.

The United Nations has promised to crack down on abuses after dozens of accusations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers in Central African Republic, where U.N. troops assumed authority from African Union troops in September 2014.

The United Nations currently has 106,000 troops and police serving in 16 peacekeeping missions.

“The despicable acts of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by a number of U.N. peacekeepers and other personnel have compounded the suffering of people already caught up in armed conflict, and undermined the work done by so many others around the world,” Ban said.

“Protectors must never become predators,” he said.

In Haiti, Ban is working on a new response to an outbreak of cholera. The country was free of cholera until 2010, when U.N. peacekeepers dumped infected sewage into a river.

“I feel tremendous regret and sorrow at the profound suffering of Haitians affected by cholera,” Ban said. “Let us work together to meet our obligations to the Haitian people.”

He called it the “moral responsibility” of the U.N. to do so.

A 2011 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said U.N. peacekeepers from Nepal, where cholera is endemic, were the likely cause of the outbreak.

Since then, more than 9,000 people have died of the disease that causes uncontrollable diarrhea and 800,000 people have fallen ill, mostly in the first two years of the outbreak.

The United Nations has not legally accepted responsibility for the outbreak. An independent panel appointed by Ban issued a report in 2011 that did not determine conclusively how the cholera was introduced to Haiti.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Grant McCool)


U.S. approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict



Editor’s note: This article was originally published at 6:34 p.m. EDT May 11, 2016.

UNITED NATIONS — The United States has announced its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect civilians that the United States was “proud” and “humbled” to join 28 other countries that have pledged to abide by the 18 pledges.

U.N. peacekeepers from these 29 countries are now required to act in cases where civilians are in danger.



UN use of force




The Future of Civilian Protection in Peace Operations

Endorsing and Implementing the Kigali Principles

May 11th 2016, UNHQ NY