Recent U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Missteps Raise Questions About Purpose Of Positions
Thomson Reuters Foundation: From Mugabe to Wonder Woman: when goodwill ambassadors go bad
“First, Wonder Woman fell from grace, lambasted for her curves. Next, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lost his honorary status as a goodwill ambassador, deemed more strongman than beacon of U.N. hope. So what went wrong? The anointing — and swift firing — of goodwill ambassadors has landed the United Nations in hot water twice in less than a year and raised questions about what image it wants to project…” (Tabary, 10/25).