Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Why International Organizations Shouldn't Matter
UNESCO (United Nations Economic and Social Council) just voted to return Cuba to the Human Rights Commission today. They join such noted defenders of human rights as Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Zimbabwe. According to Human Rights Watch, "You have a huge powerful and very well organized bloc that doesn't want any country criticized, opposes U.N. human rights monitoring and wants to weaken the office of the U.N. high commissioner for human rights."
The list of countries on the Human Rights Council is a veritable who's who of oppressors and human rights violators. This is what has become of international organizations such as the UN. It is disgraces like these that undermine the moral authority of the United Nations and provide further reason for the US to continue to go it alone in the world.


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