Iran Wields The Gavel At The UNDP

To chair the 2009 governing board of the U.N.'s flagship agency, the multibillion-dollar globe-girdling United Nations Development Program, dedicated to promoting good governance and ending poverty, the U.N. has now picked–wait for it–the Islamic Republic of Iran.

This decision–reached last Friday–has escaped public notice, perhaps because the UNDP has neglected to advertise the news, or maybe because the world is too busy watching in Gaza the latest product of Iran’s terrorist development programs in the Middle East.

But handing Iran the gavel of the UNDP executive board ranks right up there with the U.N.'s choice in 2003 of Libya to head the old Human Rights Commission, or Zimbabwe in 2007 to chair the Commission on Sustainable Development.

forbes.com/opinions/2009/01/14/iran-undp-board-oped-cx_cr_0115rosett.html?tr=y&auid=4414834

Yet another reason for the U.S. to go “delinquent” in paying its “assessment” to the UN. But it wont’ happen because the left so loves the UN.

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