We know one post-American president who’d back this idea. Unfortunately it wouldn’t mean the U.S. were rid of the corrupt, inept, and irreparable United Nations, an inordinate percentage of which is paid for by U.S. taxpayers. via Dubai ready to host UN headquarters.
The Dubai government is prepared to host the UN headquarters on its soil. The idea was suggested by two real estate and architecture columnists of the US magazine Forbes.
“Dubai is fully prepared to host the headquarters of the United Nations if its officials decide to move from New York,” the official news agency Wam reported.
Dubai’s support for the idea, according to the statement, came as a result of the UAE’s appreciation for the UN’s role in global peace, security and development.
“Dubai welcomes dialogue with UN officials to provide them with full information on the capabilities (facilities) the emirate can provide if a final decision is taken to move outside New York,” the agency said.
“Among the (advantages) Dubai possesses are geographical location, world class infrastructure, and air, land and sea transport systems that make (it) an accessible meeting point in the middle of the world,” a source was quoted as saying.
The Forbes columnists had alluded to the possibility of using office space in Dubai resulting from the city’s rapid development in the past decade.
From the Forbes piece mentioned above:
“Moving the U.N. to Dubai would be a boon for New Yorkers who have to put up with traffic jams created by the likes of Colonel Qaddafi, scofflaws protected by diplomatic immunity and the loss of real estate revenue they would gain if the U.N. building were turned into something far more useful–condos with a view,” suggests urban historian Fred Siegel, a visiting professor at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn and a fellow at New York’s Manhattan Institute.
Liberating New York from the United Nations, in fact, would open up some of the best situated real estate in the world. A treasure trove of great apartments and offices right along the East River would suddenly become available, bringing a potential revenue windfall to New York City, which could use it. None of this would threaten the city’s—or the country’s–economic and political status. That grows out of economic and military power, which the U.N. does little or nothing to augment.
All positives aside, the U.N. being headquartered in Islamic Dubai would bring up a plethora of other issues, including sharia law. Boker Tov points out that Dubai is a veritable fatwa factory, issuing or compiling more than 45,000 fatwa’s in 2009!
DUBAI — The Department of Islamic Affairs in Dubai will soon release the 14th volume of fatwas of year 2009.
As many as 45,582 fatwas (answers based on Islamic Shariah) in Arabic are included in the new volume which will be available for free.
Director-General of the department Dr Hamad Al Shaibani said the department was known for its reliability, transparency and high scientific competence and has won people’s trust locally and around the world.
Sounds like the U.N. has found a new home!