David Frum suggests that having Portugal voted to the Security Council as opposed to Canada is somehow a failure of US diplomacy. This is absurd. He should blame Canada
Some quarters of the media love to beat up on the United Nations just for the sport of it. Even after the alien ambassador story is proven false, you have articles parroting the falsities.
In The New Republic, David Rieff rails against the Millennium Development Goals but he does not seem to understand what, exactly, they are.
Over at Aid Watch Laura Freschi is none too impressed with the US MDG strategy, unveiled by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah on Friday. Freschi argues that the US MDG strategy document is basically a PR ploy “to create a positive image of benevolence towards the world’s poor, which is sadly unrelated to whether the goals are actually achieved.”
I’m not convinced.
Better World Campaign: Texas Board of Education Cooks the Books, Inaccurately Portrays the Role of the United Nations
Our friends at the Better World Campaign* are slamming the Texas State Board of Education’s decision to adopt social studies curriculum that misrepresents the United Nations.
Here is the full statement from Peter Yeo, Executive Director of the Better World Campaign:
Some members of the Texas School Board could use some education themselves. In a controversial decision today, the board adopted new social studies and history curriculum that stretches credulity. A core of board members sought to use their position as platform to advance their ideological agenda, which apparently includes some UN-bashing. From the AP:
The SG: In Ethiopia over the weekend, the SG is now in the United Arab Emirates. Today he met with Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, where the two discussed developments in the region, including Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, and in the Middle East Peace Process.