Tuesday, March 5, 2013
US Ambassador Politely Asks UN Colleagues to Stop Showing Up Drunk to Meetings - Adam Clark Estes - The Atlantic Wire
At a General Assembly budget committee meeting on Monday, the United States ambassador for management and reform at the UN stood up to scold his colleagues for always showing up drunk to negotiations. said Joseph "The Fun Police" Torsella. "We make the modest proposal that the negotiating rooms should in future be an inebriation-free zone." While my government is truly grateful for the strategic opportunities presented by some recent past practices, let's save the champagne for toasting the successful end of the session, and do some credit to the Fifth Committee’s reputation in the process."
This is apparently not a new problem.
(h/t LS) --ts