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    Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Guardian UK
    ith 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.

    Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism' | World news | The Guardian

    Apparently the UN's first choice, Idi Amin and their second choice, Pol Pot are both deceased, so Mugabe gets the job. This begs the question: Does the U.N. not see how immensely bad Mugabe is as a choice for "leader of tourism", ironically, as one of the reasons is he's banned from traveling to some EU countries and continues to have international sanctions levied against him. He's been charged and implicated in the deaths of thousands, displacement of near hundreds of thousands .... Does the U.N. know why they're seen as a laughing stock or do they just not care?
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    Re: Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

    oy vey.. the UN never ceases proving how utterly stupid they are as an organization.

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    Re: Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

    I was wondering why I think it was like a week or two ago, and the huffingtoncompost had a fluff piece(redundant, I know) on how mugabe really wasn't that bad of a guy at all.
    They must have known these morons were cooking up another turd pie to serve to the world.

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    Re: Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

    The democracies have to stop financing this den of thieves. We need leadership.

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    Ahh, the UN is but a glimpse of what a true one world government would look like. We need to boot them right out of NYC.
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    Re: Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post
    Ahh, the UN is but a glimpse of what a true one world government would look like. We need to boot them right out of NYC.
    Boy, it didn't take long for this thread to jump the shark..


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    Re: Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

    Tucked away at the end of the "Guardian" article.

    "UNWTO, which has headquarters in Madrid, insisted that it had not awarded Mugabe an official title. Sandra Carvao, its co-ordinator of communications, said: "Correct would be to say UNWTO has presented both presidents with an open letter which calls for them to support tourism as a means to foster sustainable development in their countries to the benefit of their people and consequently ask them to support the sector in this respect."

    She added: "UNWTO does not have an ambassadors programme and the receiving of the UNWTO/WTTC [World Travel and Tourism Council] open letter implies no legal commitment or title attribution to the country or the head of state or government in question." "

    So not an ambassador then.
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    Re: Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Tucked away at the end of the "Guardian" article.

    "UNWTO, which has headquarters in Madrid, insisted that it had not awarded Mugabe an official title. Sandra Carvao, its co-ordinator of communications, said: "Correct would be to say UNWTO has presented both presidents with an open letter which calls for them to support tourism as a means to foster sustainable development in their countries to the benefit of their people and consequently ask them to support the sector in this respect."

    She added: "UNWTO does not have an ambassadors programme and the receiving of the UNWTO/WTTC [World Travel and Tourism Council] open letter implies no legal commitment or title attribution to the country or the head of state or government in question." "

    So not an ambassador then.
    It's another fine day to be a Canadian.

    Canada pulls out of World Tourism Organisation over Robert Mugabe role - Telegraph

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    Re: Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Indeed. Kudos to Canada.
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    Re: Robert Mugabe asked to be UN 'leader for tourism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post

    Ya, I can see the travel brochures already. Canada -- just a bit better than Robert Mugabe.

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