Tuesday, February 08, 2005


Is There No End To Their Chutzpah?

The U.N. has put Zimbawe and Cuba on its so-called Working Group on Situations panel. This panel will decide on the agenda for a meeting of the U.N Human Rights Commission next month.

On another note, the U.N. is saying that governments have given only a fraction of the money that they have pledged for Tsunami aid.

Nations have pledged $977 million, but only $360 million has reached the world body’s coffers, said Margareta Wahlstrom, special envoy of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

But in Sri Lanka, corruption was hampering aid operations. Officials have been accused of plundering relief supplies, demanding bribes from tsunami victims, and being drunk on duty.

Several people were suspended last week, with others under investigation.

The U.N. World Food Program will soon dispatch more food aid monitors to try to “abolish any corruption within the government system,” coordinator Dawit Getachew said.

Abolish corruption, my foot!

How on earth the U.N. is still taken seriously, I just don't understand.


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