Roger J. Wendell
Defending 3.8 Billion Years of Organic EvolutionSM


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In the late 1990s, as I was thinking about creating this page, it wasn't fashionable in America to show appreciation for the United Nations (UN). Although the UN has had more than its share of internal corruption and mismanagement, its creation, in 1948, was a pretty good idea that should continue to be encouraged.

When I finally got around to putting this page together the UN had released its Millennium Development Goals (Eradicating poverty and hunger, universal primary education, empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating disease, ensuring environmental sustainability and fostering global partnerships for development) - important objectives I think most of us can agree on.

Unfortunately Population reduction and protection of biodiversity aren't given the attention they deserve by the UN and the rest of us. And, of course, the United Nations has always been against capital punishmnet, private ownership of guns, and individual freedom. Nevertheless, the Millennium Development Goals are important enough to warrant our support despite all of the organization's aforementioned failures...

- Roger J. Wendell


President Donald J. Trump addressed the 72nd General
  Assembly of the United Nations on Sepbemr 19, 2017:

President Donald J. Trump "The United Nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty, security and prosperity. Too often the focus of this organization has not been on results, but on bureaucracy and process. In some cases, states that seek to subvert this institution's noble end have hijacked the very systems that are supposed to advance them. For example, it is a massive source of embarrassment to the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the UN Human Rights Council."
"The United States is one out of 193 countries in the United Nations, and yet we pay 22 percent of the entire budget and more. In fact, we pay far more than anybody realizes. The United States bears an unfair cost burden, but to be fair, if it could actually accomplish all of its stated goals, especially the goal of peace, this investment would easily be well worth it."




Universal Declaration of Human Rights

United Nations Plaza San Francisco - September, 2005
Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."
PREAMBLE Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

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Yellow Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for a copy ot the United Nations' Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons


Whenever I run across something related to the United Nations, when I'm traveling,
I try to photograph and post it here! The first photo is from Australia's Kakadu National
Park. The adject photo is from my trip to San Francisco, in 2005 and the third photo is
from the Muir Woods on my 52nd birthday!

World Heritage Area, Kakadu, Australia - November, 2005
Kakadu, Australia
United Nations Plaza San Francisco - September, 2005
San Francisco
Muir Woods United Nations Plaque - 11-12-2007
Muir Woods
The plaque reads: Here in this grove of enduring redwoods, preserved for posterity, members of the United Nations conference on international organization met on May 19, 1945 to honor the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thirty-first president of the United States, chief architect of the United Nations and apostle of lasting peace for all mankind.
- Roger J. Wendell
Golden, Colorado





  1. ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union
  2. America!
  3. CIA World Factbook on the World
  4. Colorado
  5. Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights and other Amendments
  6. Military Madness
  7. Peace
  8. Politics
  9. Travel
  10. Travel two
  1. United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
  2. United Nations History
  3. United Nations Main Page
  4. United Nations Millenium Development Goals
  5. United Nations Rio Declaration
  6. United Nations World Charter for Nature
  7. UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
  8. War and Terrorism
  9. Wealth and Power
  10. Writing by me...




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