U.N. IOM Potentially Self-Censoring Documents To Avoid Conflict With Trump Administration, Leaked Emails Show, Guardian Reports

The Guardian: Leak suggests U.N. agency self-censors on climate crisis after U.S. pressure
“…An email sent by a U.S.-based official of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 28 August to colleagues around the world relayed that the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) told the agency documents related to program activities it funds ‘must not be in conflict with current [U.S. government] political sensitivities.’ Sensitivities include the climate crisis, Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Compact for Migration and ‘anything that seems at odds with the administration’s take on U.S. domestic/foreign issues,’ the official wrote in the email. … The email’s author noted that ‘PRM is very willing to cut funding in areas that it deems are not in line with U.S. foreign policy objectives’…” (Stoakes, 9/11).

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