Wednesday, August 19, 2009

UN Secretary General criticised

ImageIn a clasified report to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian UN Ambassador Mona Juul has strongly criticised UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, saying he is not well suited to lead the UN.

The report, which has been obtained by the newspaper Aftenposten, is an evaluation of the Secretary General's work after he has completed half of his first term in office.

The report describes the UN Chief as "irresolute, invisible, powerless and short-tempered", according to the newspaper.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere does not want to comment on the report, nor does he himself want to evaluate the UN Secretary General, only two weeks before Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit Norway.

- Norway must be a critical friend, and the UN must receive honest feedback, says Stoere, who describes Ban Ki-moon as both "hardworking" and "attentive".

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