The UN Push for Global Taxes

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Clark reportedly receives an annual salary of approximately $215,000 plus another $100,000 in perks (for example, full apartment rental paid by UNDP), which puts her very near the top 1% of American incomes. But Clark lectures the rest of us on “social justice” and ensuring a “fair distribution of income, assets, and opportunities.”

I asked the authors of the UNDP Human Development Report who they thought should administer the pot of money collected from the global tax and who they thought should be responsible for deciding how to allocate the money. They declined to respond.

The answer, if Helen Clark has anything to say about it, will be her very own UNDP bureaucracy.  Clark is all about expanding the reach of the UNDP’s power and accumulating more funds under UNDP management. According to a report by Inner City Press, for example, Clark had tried to win control of a Haiti disaster relief trust fund from the World Bank, in order to grab the fee income associated with it. In addition to heading the UNDP agency itself, Clark is the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programs and departments working on development issues.

Clark has also advocated more global governance power for the United Nations as a whole and an end to the veto power of the United States and the other permanent members of the Security Council.

Clark’s UNDP is a case study of what more power vested in the UN bureaucracy would look like, particularly the power to administer many billions of dollars in new revenue raised through a global tax. It regularly withholds information from the UN member states who pay its bills. Its executive board, which includes Iran, operates behind closed doors.

The UNDP’s chief financial officer and deputy assistant administrator, Darshak Shah, is responsible for financial management and strategic resource and budgetary planning of UNDP’s global operations. In that capacity, he already manages at least $16 billion a year, and would be overseeing the flow of many more billions to its operations and network of suppliers worldwide if revenues from a new global tax fall under UNDP’s control.

The UN development agency has failed to make public Shah’s assets and interests. In fact, when I searched the UNDP’s official website, it did not even disclose Shah’s position as the UNDP chief financial officer. I had to communicate several times back and forth with UNDP bureaucrats to get a simple confirmation of that fact.

The UNDP has hidden information about its chief financial officer from the public despite concerns about possible conflicts of interest and Shah’s questionable conduct while he served as the UNDP’s comptroller during a major scandal engulfing the UNDP in North Korea (DPRK) several years ago.

The North Korean government is reported to have used its relationship with the UN agency to execute deceptive financial transactions. The UNDP also is said to have transferred UN funds to a company with ties to an entity involved in North Korean weapons activity. As the largest contributor to the UNDP, the United States had sought back in 2006 to speak with Darshak Shah in order to get details on how the UNDP was operating its aid programs in North Korea. The U.S. requested an immediate audit and investigation of UNDP activities in North Korea as well as copies of previously conducted audits.  High level UNDP administrators, including Shah, did not cooperate.

According to a cable released by WikiLeaks that was sent by the United States UN Mission to the Secretary of State:

USUN has dealt extensively with Mr. Shah, as he was the primary point of contact for Mission demarches concerning hard currency transactions in the DPRK, but he has proven unable and unwilling to provide comprehensive and consistent information on expenditures and audits of the UNDP programme in the DPRK.

Now this same shady UN development agency would no doubt like to get its hands on billions of dollars of new revenue raised from a global tax that will drain more money from American taxpayers and investors. What’s more, the money would be under the management of a chief financial officer whose questionable past conduct as UNDP comptroller should have disqualified him from being promoted to the higher level position of chief financial officer altogether.

Anti-capitalist, wealth redistributionist polices coupled with bloated, unaccountable bureaucracies managing billions of our taxpayer dollars – par for the course at the United Nations.

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  • mrbean

    Ohh yes now a global looting of private wealth for the one worlder elitests.

  • Ken

    Pull ALL US funding of the UN now!!!!

  • StephenD

    "The North Korean government is reported to have used its relationship with the UN agency to execute deceptive financial transactions."
    Of course, this is a "one off" and would NEVER happen again! We can rest and be assured that our "transaction fees" would only go to causes that meet the high bench marks of raising the standard of living for people who suffer from disparate wealth distribution, or some such nonsense.
    What wasn't pointed out is the cost to us. Think about it. EVERY transaction you make, ATM withdrawal, Bill payment from your account….EVERYTHING to do with your money will be taxed…AGAIN (most of us already pay a Federal Income Tax before the money gets to our account). There is no better word for this than ROBBERY.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    I believe the prevalence of PC multiculturalism which pervades and infects our societies today, along with mass Muslim immigration to the West are all part of a scam being perpetrated behind the scenes by a cabal of gullible useful idiots that are very delusional Leftists and Muslims for the purpose of creating one world governance under the auspices of the UN. If that scam is ever able to reach fruition, the gullible useful idiots that are very delusional Leftists would inevitably be very quickly eradicated by the Muslims, and the world would enter a new draconian Islamic totalitarian Dark Age it may never be able to escape from.



  • 1keith1

    I think I saw this woman in a horror movie! Is that her Halloween costume? She is definitely EVIL!

  • Stephen_Brady

    At the risk … avery real one … of sounding like a Bircher, get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US. On this issue, the Birchers are dead-on-target.

  • Frank95054

    The UN ceased to be an effective organization decades ago. What ever happened to the scandals involving the last UN Secretary General? The once grand idea of a place where nations could discuss their differences is a joke. The United States should pull out of the UN and send the bastards packing. Betty yet, relocate the UN to Saudi Arabia! Let the members live under Sharia law for a while. Get a real taste of human rights.

  • Dispozadaburka

    Dracula's mother.

  • Ann

    THAT'S A WOMEN??? Wow—is this unisex time??? get us the hell out of the UN—I am with you Frank send the UN to Egypt,Libya,Saudi Arabia and the list can go on —get them the hell out of the USA today!!!

    • Daisy

      Definition:- The 'UN', or, 'United Nasties', depending which side of the coin you prefer. We, downunder here in NZ, know Auntie Helen real well. As PM for 9 years she was feared by Kiwis from the highest to the most humble. Clearly always aiming to be a very big fish in the UN, 'Clark the shark' is NOT to be taken lightly and is one very shrewd cookie. She is a true master of secrecy & innuendo and has honed her skills to perfection.
      There is only one effective means to increased awareness of UN intentions. – 'UNRESTRICTED INTERNET COMMUNICATION'
      My guess is the UN will move to control this….

  • Ben

    Authoritarian,dictatorship regimes of the multicultural world in the company of western bureaucrats hating capitalism try to impose the new political and economical order on the planet: international legislation,regulation in emission,resources,financial sphear.
    This massive attack on the western freedom must be met accordingly.

  • No Dhimmi Tool

    UN = OIC + tax = JIZYA

    • Beth


  • 080

    So fewer people will transact. That will be pretty bad for New York. But Obama is from Chicago.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    No foreign tax assessment on Americans never………..William

  • Ivan

    Helen Clark had to have walked straight out of a witches covern before that picture.

  • taxpayer

    What will these jackass communists think of next?

  • Clark_is_EVIL

    I say "scrap the UN *now*".
    Dear world – I'm in New Zealand and I want to apologise to you for this "woman" that we have foisted on you. Her government ruled this country for nine long and painful years. The day that she got thrown out was ***truly wonderful***.
    She is ****EVIL.**** You will not believe how nasty, spiteful, manipulative and conniving she is.
    You heard it here, from the horse's mouth from someone who had to put up with this BITCH.

  • Clark_is_EVIL

    ***Everything*** that Clark does has a socialist agenda behind it. Want to know where the money from this would go? Into corrupt African nations.
    This is **exactly** like throwing money at welfare beneficiaries. If you do that, in many cases the money will be spent on cigarettes and booze.
    If Clark gets her way and does *this*, a lot of the money would be siphoned off into dictators' accounts and used to buy drugs or weapons.
    This woman is EVIL.

  • Beth

    "A Better Future for All" – minus the 'islamophobes'. I OBJECT to a single penny going to that racist hypocritical institution. Let that be on my record – forever!

    I didn't vote for any of them – did you? (they appoint themselves).

    I want leaders who will KICK that evil institution out of America – for a better future for all.

  • gurahamu

    "Master Yoda, we have just discovered the identity of the hidden Sith Lord"

  • Paul

    Dear readers, this woman was the Prime Minister of my country , New Zealand, for 9 years.She is indeed a devious lady and certainly has one world government written all over her.
    We are in the last days of this AGE.The bible teachs about an antichrist who will arise from a revived Roman Empire.The True Christ was rejected and crucified. This was God's plan to save us.The sinless Man died for sinners.The innocent for the guilty, the righteous for the unrighteous that He paid our debt of sin so we could be set free from sins penalty.JOHN 3:16.Whoever asks The Lord Jesus to save them, will be saved from hell and for GOD.Please call out to Him.Humble yourselves and He will hear you.

  • chris

    People of the world had better be aware of this evil woman. On behalf of all New Zealanders I apologise for her presence at the UN. She was our Prime Minister for nine long years, we finally tossed her out but look where she is now, continuing her socialist controlling and taxing ways at the UN. She firmly believes in "World Government" and is very manipulative, dishonest,and highly controlling doing anything to get her way. During her tenancy as Prime Minister of this country she heavily taxed the population and wasted large sums of money on a socialist programs and creating a new class of beneficiaries.She is anti family and followed this agenda in NZ. Do not under any circumstances allow this horrible" woman" gain any more power.

  • John.

    Lady Helen is a duplicitous, self-serving individual and should not be dismissed out of hand. She believes fervently in everything she does and will push her barrow to the ends of the earth to achieve her ends.
    Let us not forget that she knew full well that she would lose the 2008 election in New Zealand so began her search for another job well before the election was due.
    On getting the UN position she passed the poisoned chalice to a hapless Phil Goff who will also be roundly trounced later this month as was Labour last time around.
    Don't trifle with the lady, she's dynamite!

  • David


    Yes, that is a ‘woman’ – Helen Clark. We had the dubious ‘pleasure’ of her rule here in New Zealand for nine years. She also was the first lesbian (she had a shame marriage and never came out officially) Prime Minister of New Zealand and showed her preferences by pandering to homosexual demands for a liberal stance on the subject.

    What is worse is that she used New Zealand as a stepping stone for her UN aspirations so we had to implement every UN decree regardless of whether we agreed or not.

    May she rot in hell.

  • robert donaldson new zealand

    bravo Ms Clarke in the cycle of civilizations as you are well versed in you will know this present part of the cycle states that it is when nations tax their citizens heavilly that the end of the cycle is very near.
    I say bravo not cynically, but enthusiastically for you are doing as God has asked to speed up hasten the ushering in of the end times.
    I will pray that you will reach out in repentance for the time of your salvation is near.
    He has appointed you for such a time as this.
    God is no respector of persons, we either accept His Son Lord Jesus as our Saviour, or we perish, and are placed into eternal torment.
    May you be blessed as you seek out His truth for your life.