Surely UN jest: Zimbabwe to chair environment body
Further confirmation that the United Nations cannot be taken seriously:
Zimbabwe has been elected head of the UN's main inter-governmental body on the environment, despite criticism over the way it has managed its own economy.It's all here.
European Union nations led objections to Zimbabwe's candidacy late on Friday, when the Commission on Sustainable Development voted for a new chair.
The 53-nation commission choose Zimbabwe's environment and tourism minister, Francis Nheme, as chairman to replace oil-producer Qatar.
Human rights organisations also voiced outrage over the decision.
Both the United States and the European Union have imposed targeted sanctions against Zimbabwe for human rights abuses.
The chair rotates every year between the world's regions and was chosen by African countries this year.