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Zimbabwe is making the UN look bad

Kofi Annan fears that this:

The United States and other countries have protested about the re-election of Zimbabwe to the UN’s main human rights body, the Human Rights Commission.

Zimbabwe was one of 15 countries chosen by members of the UN’s Economic and Social Council in New York. All but one were chosen by consensus.

Critics say too many countries with appalling human rights records have been on the commission.

. . . may “caste a shadow on the UN’s reputation as a whole”.

Which until now was, of course, completely unblemished.

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2 comments to Zimbabwe is making the UN look bad

  • veryretired

    Zimbawe is the least of their problems.

  • Julian Taylor

    Ah, but you have to have a country like Zimbabwe, with their impeccable UN human rights and postal voting record, in order to monitor those corrupt Third World regimes like Birmingham City Council. Without the tireless work of Zimbabwean UN Electoral monitors how else will we be sure that the forthcoming UK elections are fair and impartial?