April 7, 2020 | Nancy Huff
When the coronavirus subsides, and the experts of the world take an analytical look at China’s influence at the World Health Organization (WHO), it is most likely Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who needs the most scrutiny. His open endorsement of China’s actions and policies and the subsequent circumstances behind his appointment will cast suspicion on all the decisions he rendered while at the head of WHO. Director-General Ghebreyesus did not obtain his position illegally but instead followed a structured path that many rogue nations follow to gain undue influence at the UN.
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The United Nations was established on October 24, 1945, immediately after WWII. As stated in the UN charter, its purpose was to provide nations a platform to settle differences and prevent war. The UN Charter states, “To save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights…” Over the years, the UN, to expand its influence, has established specialized agencies like WHO to handle issues that the UN charter does specifically cover. The UN’s full plan is outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The proven path to secure more influence is to gain positions in the UN specialized agencies. At present, China belongs to six agencies. No other nation at the UN heads up more than one agency.
Besides making significant donations to WHO, China spared no effort to get Dr. Ghebreyesus elected to the position of WHO Secretary-General. Dr. Ghebreyesus didn’t disappoint. After his appointment, he announced his support of cutting all ties to Taiwan. The fact that he served in Ethiopia’s Marxist-Leninist Tigray People’s Liberation Front shows another close link to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Dr. Ghebreyesus has repeatedly praised Chinese President Xi for making the world a safer place during the recent coronavirus outbreak.
Already authorities and heads of states are calling for Dr. Ghebreyesus’ resignation for his unwarranted open gratitude toward and China in the handling of the coronavirus. As people in China battled the disease as early as October 2019, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) arrested journalists and doctors who voiced concern. The CCP also blocked information on social media and removed news stories relating news of people contracting the disease or dying, resulting in the epidemic spreading more rapidly to other parts of the world. The United States may be the most significant contributor to WHO, but Dr. Ghebreyesus has favored China in all significant WHO decisions.
Dr. Ghebreyesus’ background in his home country of Ethiopia gives him even more reason to support China in all decisions. Since 2000, Ethiopia accrued $12.2 billion in debt to China. China has invested so much money in Ethiopia’s infrastructure that its capital city Addis Abba is known as “The City that China Built.” China’s most recent gift to Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Abba was a $200M futuristic building to house the African Union.
Power-hungry nations with an aggressive international agenda, like China, will go to great lengths and expense to gain influence in one or many of the UN’s 15 subsidiary organizations. With this influence, they advance a broad range of programs to enhance the image of their country as well as promote their international agenda. Ambassador John Bolton, who served as US Ambassador to the UN under President George W. Bush, kept a close watch over the Palestinian Authority and demoted them as they made bids in the UN’s specialized agencies to gain recognition as a separate country.
The bid for power is apparent when countries with terrible Human Rights records like China, Sudan, Venezuela, and Libya gain positions on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which happened April 4, 2020. China’s treatment of the Uighurs has long been recognized as one of the worst human rights abuses in recent history.
The result of China’s influence in WHO has cost lives across the world. They have used their power to advance a globalist, rogue agenda. As believers, we have the authority to pull down the strongholds in which the ungodly trust and cause their influence to diminish. Together let’s stand on Proverbs 21:22 says, “A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.”
About the Author: Nancy is an educator with a mission to equip believers to pray strategically for the Cultural Mountain of Education. She has authored Taking the Mountain of Education: A Strategic Prayer Guide to Transform America’s Schools. She leads prayer groups to pray at key educational locations across the US. For the past 15 years she has led a group to the UN to speak and pray. Currently, Nancy serves as the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network (HAPN) Lead Prayer Coordinator for the Mountain of Education. For additional information go to: https://takingthemountainofeducation.com/author/nancyahuff/