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Tedros’s Appointment Of Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador Should Be Investigated

Washington Post: Another week, another scandal at the United Nations
Frida Ghitis, columnist for World Politics Review

“…[WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’] decision to honor [Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe] is a misjudgment of breathtaking proportions. The stain it has left on the WHO will not be easily cleansed. We must find out what was behind it. If an investigation proves that giving this prestigious appointment to a brutal human rights violator was the result of corruption, Tedros must leave. In fact, Tedros’s tenure should already be regarded as probationary, and his judgment in question. Needless to say, this is not the first time the U.N. has inspired outrage. … The U.N.’s problems will not disappear if Tedros leaves. But it’s important to send a strong signal that such appalling events are not acceptable. Tedros has not apologized for his scandalous decision to Mugabe’s victims, to WHO staff, or to the international community. This matter is not closed” (10/25).

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