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US Says It Wants Taiwan In UN But Has It Raised to Pro China Guterres Who Bans Press?

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UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Oct 23 – The World Health Organization media briefing of May 4, 2020 while featuring hand-picked questions from Agence France Presse and Radio France International while again refusing to take Inner City Press' questions about WHO in Cameroon and the UN in South Sudan, did let one slip in about Taiwan.

  Typically, it was ignored by Doctor Tedros and referred to his lawyer, Steven A. Solomon who spun Taiwan's December 31, 2019 email, claiming it was not a warning at all that the the exclusion of Taiwan is required by a UN decision. Thou doth protest too much. When will Bruce Aylward testify under oath, so he can't say, I can't hear your question, can you move on to the next one? And then hang up? Video here.

 Jump cut to October 23, 2021, right after the US State Department issued a read-out of is call with UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres, only about Ethiopia (where Guterres is equally in the bag), nothing about Taiwan. Now this: "On October 22, 2021, the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) convened high-level representatives of the U.S. Department of State and the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a virtual forum on expanding Taiwan’s participation at the United Nations and in other international fora. The discussion focused on supporting Taiwan’s ability to participate meaningfully at the UN."

But the US Administration doesn't raise it to Guterres, nor his censorship. We'll have more on this.

   The United Nations in South Sudan acknowledged internally that a staff member has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19, while claiming it is taking all precautions, see below. SG Antonio Guterres has refused to answer questions from Inner City Press about this, and about his own UN Security guards still using their gym. Video here.

  On April 19, 2020 after the UN bragged about unspecified discipline on an unidentified staffer who broke quarantine or self isolation and flew back to his or her unidentified country, Inner City Press exclusive obtained and published the South Sudan government document showing that government demanded information about the UN violation from the World Health Organization, here.

 After days of run-around, Inner City Press on April 22 was unblocked from WHO's virtual press briefing, set to begin at 11:30 am, New York time (5:30 pm in Geneva). Inner City Press "arrived" in the WHO / Zoom waiting room at 11, and immediately raised virtual hand to ask question. It was the first media to do so.

  But when the WHO briefing began, the questions went to French RFI, two media from India, the New Humanitarian, and a man from Greece who asked about soccer (or football).

  Tedros responded to calls in the U.S. Congress and elsewhere that he resign by equating himself with a WHO worker killed in Burma's (or Myanmar's) Rakhine State, which China has supported the Army killing the Rohingya. Then he reminded that questioner, or asked that he be reminding, that there are rules. What, rules for questioning? About the UN's hypocritical spreading of COVID-19 and refusal to answer?

 Ironically, WHO's Michael J. Ryan spoke about the UN, Robert Piper and Mark Lowcock, while not answering on the UN's own practices. Yet? We'll have more on this.

 One document, of South Sudan's High Level Task Force, shows them taking money ostensibly for COVID-19 from tobacco company Carnak, MTN, Atlantic Energy and Patronas which, along with China National Petroleum Company, stands accused of funding militias through Dar Petroleum Operating Company. Inner City Press will be asking Juba and WHO about this.

    But what about the South Sudan UN bus without social distancing, which was Guterres rep David Shearer's fault? What about Guterres' own guards? This is another case of Do As I Say, Not As I Do (April 18 Matthew Russell Lee song here).

 Here is the disingenuous notice which does not mention the bus, the spread and the UNHQ gym: "a staff member who failed to complete self-isolation and left South Sudan without authorization.     The staff member was in isolation after it was believed he may have come into contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. He received one test that confirmed him as negative and then left Juba on a flight without the knowledge of the United Nations. The flight was commercial, not a United Nations flight.     Since arriving in his home country, he has been tested again and is confirmed to be negative for COVID-19.     In the interests of openness and transparency, the United Nations informed the Ministry of Health and expressed its regret about what had happened.     The United Nations is continuing to strictly follow the health protocols relating to COVID-19 and is working cooperatively through the World Health Organization with the Ministry of Health.     Any United Nations staff who fail to adhere to the requirements for testing and self-isolation will face disciplinary action."

  So when will Guterres' guards be punished? When will Guterres (and Tedros) be fired?

On April 9 Inner City Press exclusively published a notice among Guterres' UN Security, which he used to oust and ban Inner City Press, violating all New York City (and state) laws by keeping their gym open, with up to three officers using it at once. Photo here.

  What will Mayor De Blasio's pro-UN office, which took masks not offered to UN staff quarantined at home (as lax practices at UN WIPO preceded the death of a staffer there) say? Inner City Press is asking Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming. The UN, including UN Security, is corrupt.

But the transcript of a meeting with staff by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' representative in Juba, David Shearer, leaked to Inner City Press by outraged staff, shows for example that the UNMISS mission has been running busses for local staff without social distancing.

 They analogize it to when the UN brought cholera to Haiti and then lied about it for years, and has still to pay any compensation under Antonio Guterres "who instead spends the public's money on his own trips to Lisbon." Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have refused all Press questions on this, choosing to ban critical Inner City Press and take staged questions from Xinhua.

Here's a first part of the transcript from Shearer's meeting with staff, after the misleading press release by Shearer's underling about COVID-19:

"The United Nations in South Sudan has confirmed a case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among its staff... The UN has previously imposed a travel freeze on all staff travelling into the country, ensured staff who arrived prior to the ban are self-quarantined for 14 days, introduced work-from-home measures to reduce numbers of people in offices, and enforced social distancing rules and frequent hand washing by all personnel."

This is false. From the UN Mission in South Sudan transcript leaked to Inner City Press: 

Leda Limann: SRSG, these are national staff specific. The majority of UNMISS staff have family members in Uganda. Can you please engage with Ugandan authorities?

SRSG Shearer: This is a bit tricky because for national staff, obviously, their country is here, and we expect them to work here and that is why we employ national staff because they are here. I think, what we can certainly look at what happens in the future, I am in contact with the Resident Coordinator in Uganda to see what options there are to visit family members. But it is not possible for the moment to evacuate people from South Sudan to Uganda because they are South Sudanese, that is why they are here. But we will look at the possibility of being able to access their families. At the moment, we have got no ability to be allowed into Uganda. Nobody has the possibility of entering Uganda and, likewise, coming back into South Sudan. So, we are a bit caught but let’s see what happens in the future.

    Leda Limann: National staff use the shuttle bus twice daily and the social distancing is not maintained in the bus. Is the mission taking any measures on this?

     Nope... More of the transcript is on Patreon here.

  The United Nations held a four speakers, one M.C. event to raise funds for itself off of Coronavirus on March 25, 2020.  But three of  the participants had refused to make public even the UN's bare-bones financial disclosures: now gone Mark Lowcock, now leaving Henrietta Fore of UNICEF and still here and still censoring Melissa Fleming.  The head man, Antonio Guterres, has lied on his form, omitting his financial links to convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy. So their credibility is questionable. 


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