The International Labour Organisation has warned Burma that it is running out of time to prove its commitment to ending forced labour…
Running out of time, you say? What’s next then, invasion? Air strikes on the presidential palace? Sanctions? Alas no:
In effect, the ILO has called on individual member states to reconsider whether they should impose sanctions on Burma. But there was no overall consensus at the Geneva meeting.
In similarly amusing news, the UN has decided to send no fewer than 10,000 troop to Sudan. Except that it will take them a few months to get there. Meanwhile, sanctions on Sudan were opposed by China, Russia, and Algeria. To quote one fellow blogger: I say we move them out of that shiny sky-scraper in NYC and move the UN headquarters to Darfur. Maybe that will give them a sense of urgency.