Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The August UN Stands Firm On Nuclear Weapons and Women's Rights

Photo by jmuhles

When it comes to important, manly matters like, you know, nuclear weapons the U.S. delegation at the UN walks out during a speech by Iran's Ahmadinejad, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon directly challenges Iran to clarify the doubts and concerns about its [nuclear] program.

Photo by kian1

On the other hand, when it comes to trivial, totally unmanly matters like women's standard of living everybody at the UN, including the U.S., does some horse trading and gives Iran a seat on the UN's Commission for the Status of Women (CSW):

The CSW, comprising 45 countries, voted in by regional blocks, is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to the advancement of women. Its mandate is "to evaluate progress, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide."

Good job, everybody!

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