From the print edition of The New American:
“Wherever help is needed and people are suffering you will find dedicated United Nations staff contributing their time, assistance and expertise to positively transform lives and make the world a safer and better place for this and future generations.”
The self-serving accolade above comes to us from the United Nations’ web page aimed at attracting new careerists for the global organ-ization’s ever-burgeoning workforce. Sounds very noble and idealistic, right? Too bad the ugly reality of the UN’s record clashes violently with the recruitment propaganda of the UN’s image polishers.
Undoubtedly there are some noble and virtuous idealists among the tens of thousands of UN employees operating across the globe, but the sad truth is that for an organization that bills itself as a champion of human rights and humanitarian concerns, the United Nations has amassed an appalling record of support for totalitarianism, corruption, terrorism, and oppression. And its employees — from top officials to low-level apparatchiks — have been caught nonstop in terrible scandals: bribery, embezzlement, sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, murder, mass rape, torture, child pornography, child sex trade, and on and on.
This sordid record should not surprise anyone, since represented among the 194 nations that make up the membership of the UN we have some of the worst mass-murdering regimes in the history of the world. This includes countries that are still openly communist, one-party dictatorships — China, Cuba, Vietnam, Cambodia, North Korea — and “former” communist countries that are still run dictatorially by “former” communists — Russia, Ka-zahkstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Romania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, etc. — as well as brutal Islamist regimes and run-of-the-mill corrupt kleptocracies.
An important indication of the hard-left ideological tilt of the UN is the strong anti-American voting of the General Assembly. This was displayed recently with that body’s overwhelming vote (187 to 3) on November 7 to condemn the United States’ economic embargo of communist Cuba. Only Israel and Brazil stood with the United States. This was a repetition of many previous votes on the same issue over many years. For decades, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro held a cult-like following among the UN’s so-called Non-Aligned Nations. This reporter has attended UN sessions and summits where Fidel was greeted with rapturous pandemonium by virtually the entire UN assembly, including the world press corps. Castro’s passing and the repeated exposure of his crimes and despotism have not lessened his appeal to the UN globocrats.
However, it is not only the foreign diplomats and bureaucrats who exhibit animus toward America and a sympathy for totalitarianism. The American citizens working for the UN or representing the United States at the UN often have been among the worst anti-American, pro-tyranny subversives in the organization. As far back as 1952, U.S. Senator James O. Eastland (D-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stated, after extensive hearings: “I am appalled at the extensive evidence indicating that there is today in the UN among the American employees there, the greatest concentration of Communists that this Committee has ever encountered.... These people occupy high positions. They have very high salaries and almost all of these people have, in the past, been employees in the U.S. government in high and sensitive positions.”
Alger Hiss, advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt and acting secretary-general at the UN founding conference in San Francisco, was the UN’s most notorious Soviet agent. But there were many more: Soloman Adler, Virginius Frank Coe, Lawrence Duggan, Noel Field, Harold Glasser, Victor Perlo, Nathan G. Silvermaster, Harry Dexter White, and others. However, in addition to the communists, there was an additional category of subversives who worked with and assisted the communists: globalists, particularly those associated with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Alger Hiss was both a communist and a globalist member of the CFR. Our State Department, along with much of our federal bureaucracy and foreign-policy establishment, align with the globalist camp, and the leading globalists are invariably members of the CFR. They are working feverishly to sabotage President Trump’s “America First” policies and to continue the UN-globalist decades-long effort to create a socialist world government.
In our survey below, we have space only to highlight the backgrounds and records of a relatively few of the most important UN officials who are guiding what they call the “total transformation” of society and the planet. We are drawing particular attention to the huge influence of the Socialist International, a global coalition of socialist and rebranded communist parties that holds tremendous sway at the UN and in its many agencies. For decades, The New American has been virtually alone in exposing the Socialist International takeover of the UN; the Fake News Media have carefully avoided mention of this important issue.
Likewise, they have assiduously censored one of the most alarming developments of recent years: the takeover of many of the UN’s key posts by Communist China, which The New American’s Alex Newman has extensively covered over the past several years. In addition, with the so-called collapse of communism in the Soviet Union, we have seen a flood of new countries from the former USSR and Warsaw Pact into the UN. Many of them are still run by lifelong communists relabeled as “social democrats” or some such thing, and they have greatly multiplied the communist presence at the UN headquarters in New York, as well as in the UN’s vast bureaucracy around the world. Within six months of beginning operation in 1946, the UN Secretariat staff had expanded 10 times in size, from 300 to 3,000. “Since 1946,” the UN website boasts, “the Organization has gradually transformed itself into a global Secretariat with a workforce that now numbers some 44,000 specialized men and women.” This vast mob of globocrats operates a mammoth bureaucracy that encompasses dozens of specialized agencies, funds, programs, committees, and commissions. American taxpayers have the privilege of picking up much of the tab for this. The United States is assessed 22 percent of the UN’s annual budget, more than double the next highest contributor, Japan (9.68 percent), and nearly triple China’s contribution (7.92 percent).
Here are some of the most significant individuals running this immense globalist operation that we are financing:
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres — A former socialist prime minister of Portugal, Guterres went on to serve as vice-president of the Socialist International (SI) and SI president from 1999-2005. He left that post to accept the position of United Nations high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), a post he held for 10 years. Most notable among his “achievements” there was the mass migration policy of the UN and the European Union that swamped Europe with a couple million Muslim “refugees,” while ignoring the cries of the genuine Christian refugees who were (and are) being slaughtered in Muslim-dominated nations. As a reward for his destructive migration policies, Guterres was elevated to Secretary-General of the entire UN. “The Socialist International offers its warm congratulations to António Guterres, who was confirmed today by acclamation as the formal choice of the UN Security Council as its nominee to become the ninth secretary-general of the United Nations,” the Socialist International leadership declared on October 6, 2016. “Guterres is well known to the global social democratic family, having served as prime minister of Portugal from 1995-2002, and president of the Socialist International.” Among the many attacks on freedom and national sovereignty that Guterres has been aggressively promoting as secretary-general are the UN’s fraudulent global-warming hoax known as the Paris Climate Accord, and Agenda 2030, the UN blueprint for total control over the entire environment and all humanity (in other words, everything) in the name of “sustainable development.” Guterres has also been critically important in assisting Beijing in its efforts to place its communist agents in charge of many critical UN positions.
All of this has endeared Gutteres to the globalist establishment, earning him invitations to the secretive Bilderberg gatherings and honored appearances at the Council on Foreign Relations, European Council on Foreign Relations, World Economic Forum, and other confabs of the internationalist set.
World Bank Group President David R. Malpass — Former U.S. treasury under secretary and Wall Street insider (Bear Stearns) David R. Malpass was named as 13th president of the World Bank Group on April 5, 2019. Besides being a CFR member, Malpass has served on the boards of the Rockefeller family’s Council of the Americas, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, one of the most important globalist organizations that have been promoting the transfer of technology, manufacturing plants, and financial aid to Communist China for the past four dec-ades. He has also been a chief lobbyist for ever-larger U.S. taxpayer financing of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Secretary-General of the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Houlin Zhao — Incredibly, the United Nations has gotten away with naming an agent of the most repressive regime in the world, and the one most guilty of Orwellian censorship and omnipresent spying on its own citizens, to be the head of the UN agency that seeks to become the ruling authority over the Internet. UN officials and the pro-UN establishment press have been remarkably soft on Zhao’s comments concerning communist China’s draconian censorship and harsh penalties for Internet free-speech “crimes.”
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director General Li Yong — UNIDO, a “specialized agency” of the UN headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is tasked with promoting “inclusive and sustainable industrial development.” And, says the UNIDO website, “inclusive and sustainable industrialization now features strongly in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” This makes Yong, a career servant of China’s Communist Party, an ideal choice for implementing Mao-style economic and industrial central planning for the planet. Having served as China’s vice minister of finance, as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of China, and as the communist nation’s representative in various functions at the World Bank, he was promoted to his UNIDO post in 2013. UNIDO has been notorious for assisting and promoting corrupt, left-wing dictatorships, including murderous communist regimes such as in Cuba and North Korea.
United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary-General Fang Liu — The ICAO is the principal UN organ pushing global taxes on air travel, along with mandating carbon emission offsets and the use of more biofuels through its Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Liu was named to head the agency in 2015, after having served eight years as the director of ICAO’s Bureau of Administration and Services.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Michelle Bachelet — A former socialist president of Chile, Bachelet is an ardent admirer of Fidel Castro and Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez. She worked closely with them and other dictators and terrorist sponsors in the international communist alliance known as the São Paulo Forum (Foro de São Paulo). When anti-communist General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the communist regime of Salvador Allende in 1973, Bachelet showed her true colors by fleeing the country and eventually settling in communist East Germany, then one of the most repressive regimes in the Soviet system. At a time when Germans were risking death in attempts to escape East Germany, she aligned herself with the murderous police state of Erich Honecker. This makes her a good fit for the UN’s “human rights” program, which is so hypocritically larded with the world’s worst human rights violators as to have zero credibility with anyone who truly cares about freedom and human rights.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Audrey Azoulay — Madame Azoulay is a member of the Socialist Party of France, which is a member of the Socialist International. She served as minister of culture under French socialist prime minister François Hollande. Among other things, globalist architects have long envisioned UNESCO as eventually becoming a global school board, ordering a uniform curriculum to mold the human mind in a direction amenable to their collectivist dreams. The Common Core curriculum that has stirred such alarm and anger across the country is implementing the UNESCO vision of creating “global citizens.” Some may consider that at least Azoulay is a slight improvement over her predecessor, Irina Bokova, a notorious Communist Party operative and loyal agent of Bulgaria’s mass-murdering regime. However, the huge UNESCO bureaucracy is still in place, and Azoulay is unlikely to do anything to reverse or ameliorate any of the subversive UNESCO program advanced by Bokova.
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General Qu Dongyu — China got its opportunity to capture the top slot of the UN’s powerful FAO earlier this year, marking the first time a person from a communist country was named to the post. However, many would argue that plenty of Marxists of one stripe or another have occupied the position. Case in point: Qu’s predecessor, José Graziano da Silva of Brazil, who was boon comrade to top communists throughout Latin America, including Brazil’s communist President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva. Lula went to prison after being convicted in a massive criminal conspiracy that looted millions of dollars from Petrobas, Brazil’s state-owned oil company. Beijing wanted its man in the FAO slot bad enough to engage in bribery to secure votes for Qu Dongyu. It worked; China has plenty of cash and the UN is loaded with officials and employees who are for sale.
Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Under-Secretary-General Rosemary A. DiCarlo — A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rosemary A. DiCarlo has served on the staffs of UNESCO and the U.S. State Department for many years. President Obama appointed her as deputy permanent representative to the United Nations and she served as acting U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when Susan Rice left that post to become President Obama’s national security advisor. She was appointed under-secretary-general for political affairs by Secretary-General António Guterres.
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions Alexandre Zouev — Zouev was trained during the Soviet era at the Moscow State Institute/University for International Relations (MGIMO), the elite school for top Communist Party candidates run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the KGB. It is still run by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Putin’s “reformed” KGB/FSB. Zouev later served as a dean at MGIMO before moving on to Soviet “diplomatic” assignments at the UN with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). His Soviet training undoubtedly gave him an understanding of the “rule of law” that is compatible with that promoted by the lawless United Nations, but one that is incompatible with ordered liberty and limited constitutional government.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Yury Fedotov — A Soviet communist official dating back to the Brezhnev era, Fedotov was appointed executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and director-general of the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) by then-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He also holds the rank of under-secretary-general of the United Nations. Like Alexandre Zouev, he was trained at the elite MGIMO academy, and took up his assignment in the Soviet foreign service in 1972.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henriette Fore — Well-connected to the globalist establishment, Fore is a member of the CFR, a trustee of the Aspen Institute, is a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and has served as global co-chair of the Asia Society. She has also served in top State Department postings, including as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where she boasted of doubling, tripling, and quadrupling foreign aid. She replaces Anthony Lake, the pro-communist advisor to President Bill Clinton, who used his UNICEF post to, among other things, promote the “refugee” invasion of Europe cooked up by Guterres and other UN officials.
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) President Zhang Xinsheng — The IUCN is not an official UN body, but it has assumed near-official status as the premier “science” organization providing data and analysis to buttress UN claims regarding biodiversity, species extinction, sustainable development, and other environmental issues supposedly demanding immediate empowerment of the UN over all areas of our lives. Zhang has also served as chairman of the executive board of UNESCO.
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The listing of individuals above barely scratches the surface. In addition there are hundreds of UN deputy secretaries, assistant secretaries, and minions at various levels who are representatives of brutal regimes and parties of the Socialist International. Beyond this there are “special envoys” and “special representatives” who travel the world promoting the UN’s causes. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former prime minister of Norway, former vice president of the Socialist International, and former director-general of the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), is a prime example. She now continues her socialist UN propaganda duties as deputy chair of The Elders, a group of “elder statesmen” that includes Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, former Irish President Mary Robinson, and former Chilean President Richard Lagos.
Since its founding in 1945, the UN has compiled a 74-year history that brutally belies the puffery of its publicists and media allies. It is shot through from top to bottom with officials and employees who represent not the best, but the worst, of humanity. It has proven itself unreformable and should be defunded and abandoned before it can cause further harm.
Photo of UN Secretary-General António Guterres: AP Images
This article originally appeared in the January 20, 2020 print edition of The New American. The New American publishes a print magazine twice a month, covering issues such as politics, money, foreign policy, environment, culture, and technology. To subscribe, click here.