After a series of straw poll votes, the United Nations Security Council recently agreed upon a candidate to become the next secretary-general of the international body, taking the place of outgoing secretary Ban Ki-Moon, who has neared the end of his second five-year term.
According to CNN, that candidate was former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres, who was the head of the Socialist Party there and led the country from 1995 – 2002 before heading up the U.N.’s refugee agency as the High Commissioner of Refugees for 10 years.
Though Guterres has yet to be confirmed by a vote of the entire General Assembly, it was expected that the vote will be a mere formality, leaving Guterres free to get to work immediately, which it appears he has already done, at least in regard to the international refugee problem.
A press release from the UNHCR just a couple of weeks ago announced its renewed commitment to dealing with the refugee and migrant issue, with an aim toward bringing together a variety of governments and “civil society” to agree to provide better safeguards for the rights of displaced persons and a “shared responsibility” in funding those efforts.
“Refugees and migrants are not to be seen as a burden; they offer great potential, if only we unlock it. We must place the human rights of all refugees and migrants at the heart of our commitments,” outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said at the opening of the recent U.N. Summit in New York City.
In what has now been dubbed the “New York Declaration,” the U.N. called on member nations to resettle as many refugees as possible and for the more wealthy nations of the world (read: the U.S.) to shoulder more of the financial burden, sorry, “humanitarian funding” required to make such efforts possible.
The declaration proceeded to inform host countries that they must make all efforts to ensure that adult refugees are provided with jobs and children enrolled in school.
As stated previously, the incoming secretary-general of the U.N. is an unrepentant socialist, and the new refugee “declaration” that he most assuredly played a role in crafting has socialism (i.e. redistribution of wealth and mandatory jobs for refugees) written all over it.
As if we needed another excuse to reiterate once again our demand that the U.S. get out of the United Nations and that the United Nations get out of the U.S., taking their socialistic plans for wealth redistribution with them.
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