Thursday, May 10, 2007

The UN in irony corner

Zimbabwe are being widely tipped to take the chair of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development.
Yes, that's sustainable development potentially being under the stewardship of a nation with inflation running at 2,200% (and presumably much more by the time I finish writing this bit), unemployment at 80%, electricity being rationed to four hours per day, and all on top of a regime noted for it's widespread human rights abuses and electoral fraud. What a great choice they'd be.
If nothing else, I hope the fact that the issues facing the average Zimbabwean are being brought into focus for a while may prompt some action, but I shan't hold my breath.

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