Blog Roundup #5

A sampling of United Nations related blog commentary

Pardon My English: “United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan: “In addition to actions already proscribed by existing conventions, any action constitutes terrorism if it is intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a government or an international organisation to do or abstain from doing any act.” A clear definition of terrorism.”

Stygius: “Considering that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has named a Special Adviser on UN Reform, who reports “directly to the Secretary of State,” there’s little weight to the “sky is falling” arguments that the UN is somehow unreformable if John Bolton’s nomination fails.”

Watchblog: “UN member nations are meeting to assess the state of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The consensus seems to be that it’s inadequate, if not a disaster.”