Iran fails in bid for key UN Women's Agency

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    :eek: This has got to be one for the "you've got to be freaking kidding me" category. It's time to disband this useless agency when Saudi Arabia got an automatic seat and Iran actually thought they could bid for seat.

    Iran fails in bid for key UN Women's agency

    (AFP) – 3 hours ago

    UNITED NATIONS — Iran failed Wednesday to secure a seat on the board running the new UN super agency for women in the face of a fierce diplomatic onslaught against its rights record.

    Saudi Arabia, criticised for refusing even to let women drive, got an automatic seat and rights groups said they will now seek to put the spotlight on the Islamic kingdom's record.

    Four UN agencies were merged this year to set up UN Women, with a 500-million-dollar budget per year, under the leadership of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet.


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    I can't believe that anyone with two neurons in spark-gap range takes the UN seriously. They have zero credibility.
     

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