Skip to comments.N. Korea, a Leading Nuclear Proliferator, Is Tapped to Lead U.N. Disarmament Body
Posted on 06/30/2011 7:45:47 AM PDT by CNSNews
(CNSNews.com) North Koreas appointment to the rotating presidency of the U.N.-linked Conference on Disarmament raised eyebrows Wednesday, but it is just the latest in a series of jarring appointments at the United Nations various agencies.
The Conference on Disarmament (CD) position in Geneva comes because North Korea -- under its official name, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea -- is next up in the alphabetical rotation for the presidency, which changes hands among the CDs 65 member-states six times a year.
The custom applies irrespective of a member states actual record on promoting the CDs agenda, which covers weapons of mass destruction, reduction of armed forces and budgets, and the goal of eventual complete disarmament. North Korea has built a nuclear weapons capability in defiance of the international community, is a leading proliferator, and has the worlds largest military in per capita terms.
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UN is and always will be a joke, get them out of my country.
I agree. Let them relocate to the Hague. If you pick China or Libya or another real sweet state for human rights abuses, it’s only logical for NKorea to be in charge of disarmament.Silly me. I thought only such stupidity was reserved for NY, CA, IL, or NV.
The Onion CAN NOT WRITE this stuff up fast enough! We are living in a Monty Python sketch.