More UN-sense


By Stephen Pollard
May 11, 2007
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Samizdata links to this astonishing story:

Western countries are concerned about the expected appointment of Zimbabwe to head a key UN body, the Commission on Sustainable Development. Western diplomats said Zimbabwe, which is in the midst of an economic and political crisis, was hardly a good example of development.

...A US state department spokesman, Tom Casey, has said: "We don't think that Zimbabwe would be a particularly effective leader of this body."

As Samizdata puts, it: "So this is what they mean by diplomatic language... "

Not that it's astonishing at all, really. It follows the usual pattern of UN bodies. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the UN Human Rights Commission.



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