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The United Nations: An Unconstrained Bureaucracy

August 10, 2018

By Paul Homewood

 

It’s two years old, but still a highly relevant insight into the operations of the UN:

 

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Abstract

The United Nations is financed mostly by taxpayers from a few donor countries but the large and growing bureaucracy is too far removed from those taxpayers to be directly accountable to them. It is run by unelected, unaccountable, undisciplined, and incompetent bureaucrats. The organization’s size, budget, and scope are unconstrained. The budget funding process provides perverse incentives for these bureaucrats to increase the size and scope of their organization simply by creating multitudes of agencies and programs, and by inventing problems and environmental crises set on a global scale.

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2794991

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. Colin Brooks permalink
    August 10, 2018 1:27 pm

    Right on!

    The UN is the source of all the environmental BS taken up by the EU and by the UK. Trump said he was going to cut their financial legs out from under them: roll on Trump ^.^

  2. Robert Fairless permalink
    August 10, 2018 1:44 pm

    The evidence for the UK to withdraw from the UN is overwhelming.

  3. August 10, 2018 2:12 pm

    Nikki Haley, as our UN Ambassador is doing a fantastic job. First of all she and Trump cleaned their clocks over the UN’s pathetic vote against OUR moving OUR embassy to Jerusalem. I loved her “we are taking names” following the vote against us. Subsequently,
    we are cutting foreign aid to these countries. We will no longer financially reward you for biting the hand which has been feeding you.

    Most recently she and Trump have pulled us out of the UN joke that is the Human Rights Council. There goes another large chunk of change.

    Of course in June 2017, Trump pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accord–another UN attempt to take over the world.

    Nikki also called out the Middle Eastern countries for not doing enough to financially help the Palestinians. They just want a constant problem without a solution.

    There is growing sentiment here to tell the UN to pound sand and convert the tall building into apartments. All of Trump’s moves with the UN have saved us a big pile of money.

    • roger permalink
      August 10, 2018 2:47 pm

      Winning!

    • Robert Jones permalink
      August 10, 2018 6:08 pm

      Joan, but isn’t the US still paying most of the bills for the UN Building? If the UN’s living costs were challenged it would surely lead to a tailoring of its growing, self-imposed workload and reduce the number of hangers-on? In the UK we are beginning to resent deeply those partisan UN ‘investigators’ who slide unannounced and unwelcomed into this country and make up distorted reports about the UK’s conduct of its national business.

      • Henning Nielsen permalink
        August 11, 2018 6:17 am

        Rents are low in Zimbabve, I’ve heard. Nice climate too. Great palce for the UN, they will love the local culture.

      • August 11, 2018 10:40 am

        Robert Jones, I am certain we are. And who would know the figures better than one of the most successful real estate developers in NYC, Donald John Trump.

        The UN is one of the most corrupt gaggle of beauties ever assembled. They have spent decades picking out pockets and actually engaging in disgusting enterprises.

        We seem to be pulling back one grievance at a time. Already, we have made some significant changes and I expect more to come. It is sort of drip, drip, drip.

  4. August 10, 2018 2:25 pm

    Reblogged this on HiFast News Feed.

  5. August 10, 2018 2:54 pm

    The UN should be renamed the United Sub-sets of Nations, to indicate that it is merely a forum for agreement among nations that choose to agree on certain topics, not a World Government. The MSM loves to pretend that the UN is a World Government when it says something they like.

  6. markl permalink
    August 10, 2018 2:59 pm

    Read Agenda21 and you’ll see the ultimate plan for their existence. They are no longer stealthily operating in the background to undermine Democracy and Capitalism. It’s all out in the open now. The UN is founded on an apolitical agenda and it is anything/everything but.

    • Colin Brooks permalink
      August 10, 2018 5:45 pm

      I have read it and the follow up version organised by David Cameron, I agree with you 🙂

    • tom0mason permalink
      August 11, 2018 2:16 am

      Agenda 21 latest iteration is called ‘UN 2030 Agenda’, or to give it the full egotistical puffball title “UNITED NATIONS TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD: THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” and is available for all insomniacs and others at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/21252030%20Agenda%20for%20Sustainable%20Development%20web.pdf

      Same bureaucratic guff socialist information as before but this time littered with even more unsubstantiated assumptions, economic claptrap, more acronyms, abbreviations, and near impenetrable bureaucratic jargon.

      As you read it just consider the cost, all the money to pay —
      All the thousands of opportunist and charlatans ready and waiting with their unverifiable ‘sustainable development’ plans.
      The armies of bureaucrats required to monitor and maintain it.

      The UN is a vast, ineffective and inefficient, over bureaucratic cost on the world.
      A case in point is the Yemen conflict. 5 years ago it was damn obvious a major conflict was looming and the UN did nothing substantial back then. So it’s now there’s a war in Yemen, and has been for 4 years, whilst for nearly 5 years the UN are having more talks about having more talks about …

      Then consider the UN Peace Keepers …
      Cost — $7 to 8 billion/year maybe more. (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_peacekeeping .)
      Keepers of peace (?), or merely quantity surveyor assessing the cost of the damage and counting the bodies AFTER a conflict. IMO nothing but a bunch of auditing teams that prepares reports for the UN’s crony capitalists to utilize for profit.
      UN Peace Keepers helped prevent what? Arab/Israel? Yugoslavia’s bloody break-up? Central African Republic conflict? Rwandan (Tutsi/Hutu)? DR of Congo ongoing bloody conflict? Western Sudan (Darfur)?
      Nothing is the answer. They are not designed for that, they are designed to go in after conflict and ‘help’ maintain peace, and write reports — lots of reports, $6 to $8billions worth of reports.

      • Russ Wood permalink
        August 11, 2018 1:37 pm

        To misquote: “When I hear the word ‘sustainable’ – I reach for my gun!”. Basically, in Leftist terms, ‘sustainable’ seems to mean “You got it – I want it!”.

  7. August 10, 2018 3:40 pm

    The same can be said of the EU

  8. Bitter@twisted permalink
    August 10, 2018 5:32 pm

    Time to defund the parasitic U.N.
    The World will be a better place!

  9. Derek Buxton permalink
    August 10, 2018 8:54 pm

    I have always said the th the UN is a fraudsters paradise. A bunch of unelected bureaucrats with no power at all but intending to rule the world. Get rid of the whole bunch of parasites and the world would be a better place!

  10. Athelstan permalink
    August 10, 2018 9:14 pm

    The UN never did serve much purpose, the only function it serves now, is, to further the spread of Islam and to that end the KSA seems to run the ship.

    Why the UK and US bothers with it any longer is an unfathomable mystery to me, we have the Five eyes. In the aftermath of major disasters, all major aid heavy lifting is done by the USA Navy and some piecemeal rather puny and ineffective stuff by the RN – if it can spare a tub. Indeed insofar as disaster relief and emergency efforts are undertaken, without doubt, the UN just prolongs the misery of attempts at disaster relief – just ask any Haitian.

    The Security council can continue to be run – that doesn’t need UN input and neither does Israel.

    Undoubtedly like the bbc, the UN has run its course.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle permalink
    August 10, 2018 11:21 pm

    Not entirely unconstrained:

    Let it be so! UN Secretary General says the UN is running out of money (31 July)

    Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General for the UN is concerned that the international governing body is alarmingly short on cash.

    According to Fox News, Guterres sent a letter to UN staff earlier this month saying there was “troubling financial situation facing the United Nations.” He went on, “our cash flow has never been this low so early in the calendar year, and the broader trend is also concerning; we are running out of cash sooner and staying in the red longer.”

    Maybe this will require them to cut unnecessary stuff like climate crap. I’m not hopeful though.

  12. tom0mason permalink
    August 11, 2018 3:42 am

    ‘The United Nations: An Unconstrained Bureaucracy’ and not above a little alleged corruption https://pjmedia.com/claudiarosett/ban-ki-moons-rising-son-in-law-at-the-un-plus-the-nepotism-and-biting-scandal/ .
    Not that the nice Mr Ban Ki-moon, who is in chairperson of GGGI. GGGI has worked closely with the Global Climate Fund (GCF) to help developing countries bypass development banks and gain “direct access” to climate finance. Mr Ban Ki-moon told Climate Home News he wanted the fund to succeed but it faced “massive challenges”. The same fund that is fast running out of (other people’s)money, see https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/08/09/crucial-global-climate-fund-facing-massive-challenges/

    • Athelstan permalink
      August 11, 2018 5:15 am

      What a God awful mess of peculation and back handers galore, shut it down now.

  13. dennisambler permalink
    August 11, 2018 11:13 am

    Global Climate Fund: Check out Tony Thomas on Turnbull’s public largesse to the GCF

    https://www.spectator.com.au/2018/08/green-climate-farce/

    Also:

    “United Socialist Nations” – http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/science-papers/originals/un-progress-governance-via-climate-change

  14. August 12, 2018 7:07 am

    In case the SSRN server is not responding
    https://www.academia.edu/26087064/THE_UNITED_NATIONS_AN_UNCONSTRAINED_BUREAUCRACY

  15. August 12, 2018 7:17 am

    Related paper on the SDG Sustainable Development initiative of the UNDP
    https://www.academia.edu/27121556/SDG_CLIMATE_ACTIVISM_DISGUISED_AS_DEVELOPMENT_ASSISTANCE

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