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UN Guterres Now Says Re-open HQ July 6 Once He's Stolen 5 More Years, Banning Press

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 5 – How corrupt and undemocratic is today's United Nations?

Well, now that Antonio Guterres is pushing for a second five-year term, while banning the Press for the 1069th day for daring to ask about his finances and failures, he has collaborators. 

  Estonia and its ambassador Sven Jurgenson, refusing to answer Press questions, have lined up a Security Council rubber stamping of Guterres' second term for June 8. Estonia refused to circulate, or even summarized, 7 opponents' CVs.

The current President of the General Assembly Volkan Bozkir, a strongman from Turkey who due to his bigoted comments even pro-UN New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wouldn't meet with, says he'll complete the rubber stamp in the GA during June.

 So not Guterres, who initially said he'd keep UNHQ closed to September, suddenly reverses course and say to reopen on July 6, once he has five more years to work and steal with:

From: BROADCAST United Nations <> Sent: Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:07:11 PM To: Broadcast - UNHQ NY Secretariat <>; Broadcast - Agencies, Funds and Programmes <> Subject: Letter from the Secretary-General to all NY-based staff || Lettre du Secrétaire général au personnel basé à New York   [Version française ci-dessous]  Dear New York-based Colleagues,   I am writing to update you on plans for a gradual return to the United Nations premises in New York and the resumption of in-person work in the coming months.      As you know, our premises have been open throughout the pandemic, and some staff have continued to work in-person, when their functions either could not be performed remotely, or when remote work would have impacted their effectiveness and efficiency.  I thank these colleagues for their dedication and commitment; we all owe them a debt of gratitude.  I also thank colleagues who have been working diligently remotely.  Thanks to you, the critical work of the United Nations has continued without any major disruptions.       Since my last update on 22 April 2021 about the phased return to our premises, the COVID-19 positivity rate in New York has fallen significantly and vaccines have become widely available in the Tri-State Area and in New York City. The New York authorities at both City and State levels have announced that following their consideration of the relevant Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, restrictions on travel and gathering of people, including wearing of masks and physical distancing requirements, can now be eased in certain settings.        In line with these improved conditions and local guidelines, and following recommendations from the Senior Emergency Policy Team, I am pleased to inform you that as of 6 July 2021, the United Nations Headquarters in New York will meet the requirements to re-open fully for in-person business, subject to maximum building occupancy limits as applicable.     This means that from 6 July 2021, all personnel who have been working remotely five days a week since alternate working arrangements were mandated in March 2020 will be expected to gradually to return to the workplace.  Among other things, this will enable us to provide the necessary support to Member States, who are keen to resume work in the United Nations building.       This does not mean a return en masse to the office in July; nor does it mean a reversion to pre-March 2020 working patterns.  The transition to a full return will be gradual, and we are committed to learning the lessons of the past year.  As a starting point, from 6 July 2021, all personnel will be expected to perform their functions on premises, one or more days a week, according to a schedule to be established by each team in consultation with their entity’s occupational safety and health focal point.   I know that some of you, due to exceptional circumstances, might have agreed with your manager to return to the duty station at a date later than 6 July. In such circumstances, I am asking managers to honour these commitments, work permitting, and allow you to return no later than 1 September 2021.  All personnel working away from the duty station must be back at UNHQ by this date....   I hope to see many of you in person soon.     Yours sincerely,    António Guterres."

From late April, here was Guterres' mumbo jumbo pushing the return to September, by which time he hoped to have a 2d term in hand (but then the corruption moved faster)

"Thu 4/22/2021 4:57 PM Dear New York-based Colleagues,    I am writing to provide an update on our phased return to the premises in New York.  We currently remain in Phase 2 of our return, which sets maximum occupancy limits with current Host Government physical distancing restrictions.    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause massive disruption globally, and in every facet of people’s lives.  While the situation in New York continues to be of concern, there are signs of hope.  Recent key indicators of the pandemic in the city point to improvement compared to my last update in February.  Yet, with COVID-19 still spreading and the effects of the variants unknown, we must remain vigilant and continue to apply all the safety measures we have put in place.   Although we do not yet know for certain when we will enter our Next Normal, it is not expected to be before September.  You should therefore feel comfortable to plan accordingly.    I am deeply aware of the impact the prolonged pandemic is having on mental health and well-being, which we continue to address.      I would like to, once again, express my thanks to you.  I must commend the dedication and commitment of all of you, and of our essential front-line colleagues in particular who have been present on site since the start of the pandemic, to ensure the continuation of our work here at Headquarters in New York and around the world.     Yours sincerely,    António Guterres."


Bozkir's spokesman Brendan Varma, who blocks Inner City Press on Twitter, continues to dance around what the rules are and won't answer. 

 So, as a test - and to raise the issue of the UN's lack of content neutral media access rules, lack of a Freedom of Information Act (fought for the Free UN Coalition for Access) and lack of scruples - Inner City Press on the morning of February 26 submitted a signed letter and C.V. to the PGA's Office and to Varma.  Since then, four weeks of dodging and blockage, now of four. And this:

Pakistan supports Guterres, here. Apparently, Paul Biya's Cameroon and other states like that of narco Juan Orlando Hernandez are asked to be more quiet with their support for their favorite dictator supporter, Antonio Guterres, for now. Watch this site.


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