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North Korea is chairing the UN’s disarmament conference. At least Kim Jong-il & Co. know what NOT to do!
North Korea, under fire for its own nuclear programme, took the helm of the Conference on Disarmament for the first time on Thursday to a chorus of protests and called for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
The ascension of the secretive and Stalinist state to the monthly rotating presidency of the 65-member United Nations-backed talks got the cold shoulder from other countries and drew criticism from human rights groups and dissidents.
Canada did not attend the session, having promised to boycott the chairmanship of what it called a “major proliferator of nuclear weapons.
Not that this is the first time the UN has entertained the world with self-parody. Over the years the various human rights bodies have incorporated as members and even leaders some of the world’s worst human rights abusers. And the UN has routinely praised persecutors as great progressives.
Who needs Saturday Night Live when you have the UN?