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  • Heritage Analysts At The UN's Durbin Conference: The Sistine Chapel? You be the Judge

    Last November the U.N. Human Rights Council made news in an unexpected way. The newly renovated chamber housing the Council featured a vast piece of artwork on it’s ceiling crafted by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo. According to Barcelo, the 16,000-square-foot ceiling artwork reminded him of “an image of the world … More

    Another U.N. Scandal

    What does the U.S. Agency for International Development get for a $25 million grant to two United Nations agencies working in Afghanistan? How about “a central bank without electricity and a bridge at risk of ‘life threatening’ collapse”? According to a USA Today story on the USAID inspector general report, … More

    Did President Obama Attend the Alliance of Civilizations Forum or Not?

    Over the past month, the press in predominantly Muslim countries was abuzz that President Barack Obama was scheduled to attend the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum during his recent visit to Turkey. The AoC is an attempt by the U.N. to quell perceived tensions between Muslim and Western nations … More

    The World Bank and the UN Want a Bailout Too

    Just when you thought that you had seen everything, here come the World Bank and the United Nations to claim their slice of the government bailout pie. According to the Times Online, “The UN and the World Bank are lobbying for a portion of the billions of dollars allocated to … More

    Minimal Regulation Key to African Growth

    After extensive discussion and debate, the 6th African Resource Bank concluded with the group agreeing to a number of consensus positions on how African nations can better utilize their natural resources to raise the living standards of their people. While there are too many to cover in full, a couple … More

    Can Africa Turn Its Rich Natural Resources Into Wealth?

    MOMBASA, Kenya — The sixth African Resource Bank meeting is focused on the important question of why Africa, blessed with rich natural resources, has failed in most of the continent to turn that advantage into wealth and increase living standards for its people. It is an old question, one that … More

    How Obama Could Help Africa

    MOMBASA, Kenya — It took 16 hours to fly from Washington to this port city for the sixth annual African Resource Bank. I left a chilly fall and arrived in an equatorial warmth. The interest in the U.S. election and President-elect Barack Obama is omnipresent. Kenyan newspapers and news programs … More