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Posted on on April 22nd, 2014
by Pincas Jawetz (

THE FOLLOWING WAS MAILED OUT BY UN DPI ON “Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 4:38 PM.” Iassume that this is Vienna time which makes it 10:38 AM New York time.

It was supposed to bring attention to an event that day that was being held “10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Is Anyone still naive enough to hope that anything practical can come out from the hands of this UN Secretariat Staff?

YES  – the UN has some great people in its midth but they are turned impotent by a permanent UN staff that was set up by governments of OIL that have no interest in environment, climate change or the fate of indigenous people that live from the land.

This posting of ours comes to highlight what we were saying for many years – and the fact that even the UN Secretary-General, who we think might harbor the right feelings, and might have surrounded himself with the right people, but not having had the guts to throw out half of the UN staff he inherited has simply turned to zero the chance of having an impact on important matters.  We are very sorry for this.

The Governments of Bolivia and Ecuador and representatives of the North American Indian Nations still believe in Mother Earth and are not ready to give up the fight for changing our behavior to one that allows us no live in harmony with the planet rather then exploiting it. Man ought to be the warden of Planet Earth and not its destroyer – but this is not the religion of MAMMON as represented at the UN by the Oil Barrel.



Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony With Nature Tuesday, 22 April
UN Headquarters, Trusteeship Council
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The United Nations will hold the fourth Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature to discuss and promote ways to integrate the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

The Dialogue also commemorates International Mother Earth Day, which highlights the need to move away from a human-centred worldview and focuses on the relationship between the planet and humankind as an equal partnership. The Dialogue will address key characteristics to build an Earth-centred paradigm and strategies for building it.

President of the General Assembly John W. Ashe will open the Dialogue, along with State and civil society representatives.  The statements will be followed by four panels with experts on topics such as nature and politics, farming, and harmony with nature in the post-2015 development agenda.


Mr. John W. Ashe, General Assembly President

Representative for Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Mr. Sacha Llorentty Soliz, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Ms. Tonya Gonnella Frichner, American Indian Law Alliance of New York and New Jersey

Chair: Ms. Lorena Tapia, Minister of the Environment, Ecuador

Moderator: Ms. Linda Sheehan, Executive Director of the Earth Law Center


Prof. Frank Biermann, Chair, Earth System Governance Project

Prof. Barbara Baudot, Chair, Department of Politics, Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire, USA

Mr. Jim Gerritsen, Co-Owner, Wood Prairie Farms, Bridgewater, Maine, USA

Mr. Fander Falcon? Benitez,  Research Professor, Latin America Social Sciences Institute

The event will be webcast live on UN Web TV.

For more information see:


Hashtag: #PGApost2015

Media contact:
Florencia Soto Nino,, 917-367-4833; UN Department of Public Information.


All right – perhaps someone will try to find out what happened after-the-fact –   surely not having been able to talk to any of the guests that came specially to speak at the event – the likes of the Minister from Ecuador and out-of-towners from academia or members of pro-Earth organizations. Some at the DPI seem to like the role of gate-keepers for the media and keep the media away from information not sanctioned by members of the staff.


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