Skip to comments.Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'
Posted on 05/30/2012 12:38:49 AM PDT by expat1000
The Zimbabwe president, accused of ethnic cleansing and bankrupting his country, asked to champion tourism
David Smith in Johannesburg guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 29 May 2012 16.59 BST
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at National Heroes Acre in Harare Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been asked by the UN to champion tourism. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA/Corbis
With a line-up that includes Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Ricky Martin, the UN's choice of ambassadors has been known to cause raised eyebrows or the odd smirk.
Seldom, however, has there been such anger, or questioning of the organisation's credibility, as that greeting the appointment of a new international envoy for tourism: Robert Mugabe.
Improbable as it seems, the Zimbabwean president, who is widely accused of ethnic cleansing, rigging elections, terrorising opposition, controlling media and presiding over a collapsed economy, has been endorsed as a champion of efforts to boost global holidaymaking.
Despite that fact Mugabe, 88, is under a travel ban, he has been honoured as a "leader for tourism" by the UN's World Tourism Organisation, along with his political ally, Zambian president Michael Sata, 75. The pair signed an agreement with UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai at their shared border at Victoria Falls on Tuesday.
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Of all the outrageous things the UN has done lately, nothing can top this. When are we going to wake up and get out of there???
Too bad Hitler died prematurely; he would have a shining future working for the U.N.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!Don'cha jus' think sometimes y'wanna' say, "GIT 'em, God
WTH does the UN need a ‘World Tourism Organization’ for???!!! There are plenty of travel agents last time I checked. At least three quarters of those UN organizations should be abolished - no one would even notice.
Shall we call a spade a spade? "Ethnic cleansing"= slaughtering white farmers.
To help launder money, silly.
Apparently there just aren't enough pocket-lining deals to cover all the bases. Salaries, benefits, grants, a few million here, a few million there, and sooner or later some real cash is getting stashed.
What does the UN do best...
It helps the pedophile realized their dreams
This is the bunch that wants control of the sea’s.
Unless copious amounts of alcohol were involved, imagine the idiots saying "sure, that's a great idea!"
US out of the UN
UN out of the US
Sure, why not? It makes perfect sense. /s
If this wasn't so disgusting, it would be hilarious.