Scandalous Impunity

Opinion & Analysis Philippines May 29, 2009 at 10:24 am

MANILA — The United Nations (UN), including its committees and commissions, is not known for straightforward and precise assessments and statements. Its reports and statements are usually couched in diplomatic language. This is understandable because the UN is comprised of governments, thus they would not want to offend each other for fear of jeopardizing their economic and diplomatic ties. The only exception is when a member-nation threatens the economic and political interests of a powerful nation, especially the US, as well as other permanent members of the UN Security Council.

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