A United Nations worker was arrested this weekend for sexually abusing a teenager, after allegedly entering the boy’s hotel room under the guise of needing to charge his phone, authorities said.
Gregory Connor, a 46-year-old coordination specialist for the United Nations Development Program, was apprehended by police at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday and charged with forcible touching of intimate parts, police said. The victim is a 17-year-old boy, who was reportedly visiting New York City on a class trip from Italy.
According to police, Connor approached the teenager and asked if he could use his iPhone charger, then followed him up to his room at the Hilton Hotel in Midtown. Soon after, he allegedly undressed and began groping the victim, touching his chest and his crotch. Connor left a few minutes later, but briefly returned after forgetting his bag in the room, a police spokesperson added.
Sources told the Post that police were notified of the abuse by hotel security and school chaperones, and that Connor was still at the hotel when he was arrested hours after the incident.
In a statement to Gothamist, a spokesman for the United Nations Development Program said, “UNDP takes all allegations of sexual misconduct extremely seriously and has zero tolerance for this behavior. UNDP is aware of these allegations, has been in touch with the relevant U.S. authorities and is actively following up on the matter.”
Prior to working at the United Nations, Connors held a series of development jobs in New York City, Washington D.C., and Europe, according to his LinkedIn page. His resume includes senior level positions at the World Bank, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the EastWest institute. He currently resides on the Upper West Side.
The integrity of the United Nations (UN) has deteriorated, as it has become a kind of refuge for officials involved in serious corruption cases.
The body, which is the largest existing international organization, has allowed people to walk its corridors with impunity, who are now facing criminal investigations and who have even been accused of serious crimes such as money laundering.
In 2015 one of the greatest cases of corruption in the history of the UN was uncovered, as John Ashe, a diplomat from Antigua and Barbuda and former president of the General Assembly of the United Nations, was arrested in New York after accepting bribes from Chinese businessmen
The frequency and severity of scandals leads one to believe that the international body has been discredited, to the point of doubting their true mission.
Bachelet: silence and corruption
One of the most recent examples is the appointment of the former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, as High Commissioner for Human Rights at the UN.
Until a few months ago, Bachelet openly supported the regime of Nicolás Maduro; she never dared to describe him as a dictator or to strongly condemn the violations of human rights in Venezuela; on the contrary, she preferred to remain silent.
But it is not just a matter of the hypocrisy of having this ex-president as the official UN defender of human rights. It is also the fact that both her and her son were linked to corruption in Chile in relation to a millionaire real estate business.
Heredia: money laundering
But Bachelet’s case is not the only one that helps to further discredit the UN. In 2016 Nadine Heredia, ex-first lady of Peru, was appointed a UN official for Food and Agriculture (FAO).
Heredia would receive diplomatic immunity when working for the international organization, despite being deeply involved in the Lava Jato case, the largest corruption case in Latin America.
While Heredia was being investigated in Peru for money laundering and fraud, the UN appointed her as FAO liaison officer in Geneva.
In May of 2017, Heredia decided to resign this position “due to the rules of conduct” imposed by the Judicial Power of Peru, because of the investigation she faced into money laundering; meaning, it was not the UN who decided to dispense with their services when they heard about the scandal.RELATED POSTS
But as if this were not enough, the loss of credibility at the UN is compounded with cases such as that of Venezuelans María Gabriela Chávez and Rafael Ramírez.
The daughter of former President Hugo Chávez Frías was appointed alternate ambassador of Venezuela to the UN. She is the richest woman in the South American country, and one of the richest in the world. According to Forbes magazine, she has more than USD $4 billion in her accounts in Andorra and the United States.
The daughter of the former Venezuelan president is alleged to be involved in a international criminal organization that has links to money laundering activities.
In addition, she has been involved in a scandal related to the sale of overpriced rice in Argentina.
According to the newspaper Clarín, rice shipments were sent to Venezuela, under the auspices of a shadowy firm, which sells rice at inflated prices and whose owners have direct contact with Julio De Vido, former Argentine ambassador in Venezuela, and with María Gabriela Chávez.
Ramirez: money laundering
But the most blatant case of how the UN has become a refuge for serious corrupt, is that of Rafael Ramírez, who until 2017 was the representative of Venezuela at the UN and had diplomatic immunity.
Currently, Ramírez is being investigated in the United States and Venezuela for corruption in the state oil company PDVSA. In December he went underground, after the Maduro regime let him escape.
The former UN official was heavily involved in money laundering in the United States and Europe. Ramírez’s guilt came to light after his brother, Fidel Ramírez Carreño, was accused of falsifying millions of dollars of invoices in order to further the scheme.
The organisation also has a serious internal problem with sexual harassment. An extensive investigation by The Guardian accused the UN of having allowed the proliferation of sexual harassment and hostile work environments for its employees in UN offices around the world.
The British newspaper interviewed dozens of current and former employees of the organization, who described a “culture of silence” within its structure. According to the investigation, despite the complaints, all alleged aggressors continued in their jobs.
And, in theory, the UN was created to facilitate cooperation on issues such as international law, international peace and security, economic and social development, humanitarian affairs and human rights. However, these objectives have only been discussed in theory.
Today, this organization not only does not require minimum standards of integrity and experience for its officials, but its independent bodies also leave much to be desired. The Security Council, for example, has remained silent before the dictatorship in Venezuela and disregarded the need for humanitarian intervention in the South American country in the wake of the serious political and economic crises the country is facing.
UN Drafts Resolution: Abortions/Assisted Suicide Are Human Rights
The United Nations Human Rights Council recently declared that abortions are a universal human right in a move that one rabbi sees as a reenactment of drowning Hebrew babies in Egypt. The nascent Sanhedrin reacted by ruling that this is a clear violation of the Noahide laws incumbent upon all humanity, warranting a hearing before the International Court of the Sanhedrin.
The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) recently drafted a resolution placing the life of the mother ahead of that of the unborn child.
“Although states parties may adopt measures designed to regulate voluntary terminations of pregnancy, such measures must not result in violation of the right to life of a pregnant woman or girl, or her other rights under the Covenant,” says the draft that passed before the committee last week.
The resolution went one step further, saying that countries should guarantee “safe, legal and effective” access to abortion. It also says that governments should guarantee “boys and girls access to a wide range of affordable contraceptive methods, and prevent the stigmatization of girls seeking abortion.”
The new resolution from the UNHRC also establishes assisted suicide as a universal human right. The draft of the resolution calls on countries to allow medical professionals to provide treatment to “facilitate the termination of life of afflicted adults, such as those who are terminally ill, who experience severe physical or mental pain and suffering and who wish to die with dignity.”
Dr. Eli Schussheim, a highly regarded Israeli surgeon who is the director of EFRAT-C.R.I.B, an organization that assists pregnant women who want to give birth but can’t afford to keep their baby.
“There is a trend in the world today to make an ideal out of things that are bad for people,” Dr. Schussheim told Breaking Israel News. “As a doctor, it is my experience that abortions are not for the benefit of women. They harm women. I have not spoken with a single woman who did not deeply regret having an abortion.
“Should a Christian be opposed to globalization?”
Answer: Globalization is “the act extending an influence to all parts of the world.” It involves the emergence of a single world market or deregulation resulting in internationalization. At first blush, globalization doesn’t seem all that bad. Globalization seems to hold an answer to the world’s financial troubles, among other things. However, prayerful consideration and research reveals disturbing historical precedence.
The historical form of globalization is military conquest. The Assyrian Empire is an apt example. From the late 25th or early 24th century BC to 605 BC, the Assyrians controlled vast swaths of Babylonia, Egypt and the Holy Land. While technologically advanced for their time, the Assyrians were also brutal warriors who murdered, tortured and enslaved their enemies. The Assyrians were globalists in that they were bent on world conquest. God used the Assyrians to punish and exile the ten northern tribes of Israel for the wicked things Israel did to provoke the Lord to anger (2 Kings 17).
Probably the most well-known example of historical globalization is the attempted construction of the Tower of Babel in the 21st century BC. Rather than filling the earth as God commanded (Genesis 9:1), mankind rebelled, deciding to centralize in one city and not be scattered over the earth (Genesis 11:4). This construction effort was spearheaded by Noah’s great-grandson, King Nimrod (whose name means “rebel”). God, in response, confused their languages, thus forcing the people to group together by dialect and settle elsewhere (Genesis 11:8-9).
All the empires presented in a dream to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia represent other attempts to institute one-world government (Daniel 2). Daniel’s prophetic interpretation of the king’s dream is summarized our article, What is the meaning of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2? It is notable that Nebuchadnezzar envisioned a fifth and final world empire, which is yet to come.
This final empire will be a true global government, ruled by the man known as the Antichrist, also called the beast and the lawless one (Revelation 13:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:8). He will have “authority over every tribe, people, language and nation,” and he, along with the False Prophet, will force all people to take his mark. This future global leader will control all financial transactions (Revelation 13:17) and all religious observance (Revelation 13:8). Refusal to worship the Antichrist means death; acquiescence means eternal punishment from God (Revelation 13:15; 14:9-11).
The Bible, therefore, shows that any time man attempts “globalization” it is ruled by wicked, ungodly empires. We should oppose globalization to the extent that we understand that it is implemented by Satan, currently the god of this age (2 Corinthians 4:4). It is interesting to note that man’s (and Satan’s) final attempt at globalization will include a resurgence of “Babylon,” which started the globalization effort so long ago (see Revelation 18).
Of course, we also know that the “whole world is a prisoner of sin” (Galatians 3:22) and that believers are to “hate evil” (Psalm 97:10). We must shine the light of righteousness into the darkness where we find it, via the gospel message (Matthew 5:16; cf. John 8:12). It is appropriate to rebuke wickedness, and there is much of that to be found in Satan’s version of globalization. However, 1 Peter 2:13 does tell us to “submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men,” and Jesus Himself warned us to “give to Caesar what is Caesar’s” (Matthew 22:21), so it is required that we keep our opposition within the constraints of the law of the land.
God has a plan for globalization under the headship of the King and Redeemer, Jesus Christ (see Revelation 19–20). Evidently, there will still be individual nations under Christ’s rule (Zechariah 2:10-11). The Kingdom will be a time of righteousness and true justice (Isaiah 11:3-5).
How peaceful and joyful the days of Christ’s Kingdom will be! Isaiah 12:3-4 describes for us, “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. In that day you will say: ‘Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.’” Source
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