Good News for the UN

April 19, 2006

I usually think of the UN as a pretty corrupt and ineffective organization, so by way of giving credit where due, I just noticed this news on

An overwhelming 94 per cent of Liberians said that the United Nations
Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) made them more secure in the aftermath of a
bloody, decade-long civil war, and they gave high marks to the
operation for its quick-impact projects and information outreach,
according to a poll made public today.

I know, I know. There are all sorts of possible reasons the poll could be wrong and it certainly doesn’t excuse the UN’s actions (or lack of action) in other countries, particularly other countries in Africa. However, I think it’s sometimes okay to hear some good news and let down the cynical barriers for a moment.

Of course, this wouldn’t be such surprising news if the UN did their job better on a more regular basis…oops, I think my cynical barriers are back up…oh well.


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