posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 03:16 PM
Drunk diplomats ruin UN budget negotiations
]A US ambassador to the UN has scolded his colleagues for excessive drinking during budget negotiations. With stocks of booze in the negotiation
room, the talks have been slow to progress, prompting one diplomat to call them a “circus”.
While some pass the time getting drunk, others
are required to pick up the slack of their inebriated counterparts.
“On one occasion the note-taker who was meant to be recording the talks was so intoxicated he had to be replaced,” a US official told AFP while
speaking on condition of anonymity.
Some UN representatives have been “falling down drunk,” another diplomat said.
Angered by the “circus” of the drawn-out UN budget negotiations, US diplomats have been calling for a ban on drunks, which they believe are
responsible for ruining the talks.
It's no wonder they can't finalize a budget. Some say they are just putting it off till the very end deadline. It is no wonder what comes out is
nothing more than a quick settle. I will admit during High School I would put off doing my work until the very last minute in the interest of a good
party or social events, but I soon found out it was easier to get it done and over with and most times the final draft was much better than when I
just threw it together. This is not a case of screwing around in High School, these people are responsible for making decisions on a global level. It
is really pathetic they can not take their responsibility seriously.
It is not everyone that is getting drunk, obviously, but those that do are making it very hard for those attempting to do the right thing and get
something together. How can this be acceptable? I for one do not accept this as good behavior in any way shape or form. We the people of Earth need to
stand up and have these idiots removed as it is obvious they are not taking global policy seriously.
What say you ATS?
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