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From COP26 More Emissions of UN Hypocricy Now Fore of UNICEF Which Banned Press Q on Afghanistan

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UN GATE, Nov 1 – The UN system hypocrisy emanating from COP26 in Glasgow is itself like global warming. From UNICEF, which banned the Press on October 27, and its outgoing chieftain Henrietta H. Fore who headed a steel company and then something called Pozacorp, this: "“COP26 must be the COP for children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing this generation, with 1 billion children at extremely high risk. Yet, while the outlook is dire, world leaders at COP26 have a significant, time-sensitive opportunity to redirect the terrible path we are on." Yeah.

   On October 27 Inner City Press received an invite from  UNICEF  to sign into WebEx online briefing to ask questions to Yasmine Sherif, Education Cannot Wait director.

But when it did, with questions about Afghanistan and UNICEF including its use of the public's funds, and about UN staff abandoned by Guterres , it was "removed by the host." Video here.

By contrast, only on October 26 Inner City Press was interviewed by NBC TV in Buffalo here.

Inner City Press more than eight hours ago asked three at UNICEF / ECW including Kent Page and Anouk Desgroseilliers for an explanation:

"Subject: Press question about ECW/Sherif presser from which Inner City Press was "removed by the host" - Inner City Press is waiting for an explanation. On deadline, thanks in advance. To: kpage [at], adesgroseilliers [at], info [at]

Hello. This is in the first instance a formal Press inquiry as to why, when yesterday I clicked the WebEx link to virtually attend and ask questions at Yasmine Sherif's press conference, I was first muted, and then "removed by the host" - presumably you / UNICEF.  

This occurred October 27 at midday and Inner City Press is waiting for an explanation.  On deadline, thanks in advance.  Matthew Russell Lee, Inner City Press

Suprising, perhaps, for an organization asking the public for money - but banning and even ousting the Press that has questions about it - no answer from these three. We will ask more. Where is Gordon Brown?  For now, podcast here.

Meanwhile Guterres pmitted his personal financial links to UN briber CEFC China Energy, convicted in the SDNY court, including by banning Inner City Press which reported on that case and asked UN Spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming about it.

(Neither has answered a polite letter from the Quinn Emanuel law firm seeking Inner City Press' re-accreditation and an end to UN censorship). 


This is today's UN - and, it seems, UNICEF. Watch this site.


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