While the United Nations sometimes gets a bad rap for the things it actually does, or even attempts to do, far more confusing are the stories that have been spun issuing dire warnings of the things that the UN might do.
A panel of experts from the UN Hunan Rights Council dispatched to investigate human rights abuses in Syria issued a very disturbing report yesterday. Mass atrocities, sexual violence, crimes against children and extra-judicial killings are described in chilling detail. Among the most high profile points of inquiry was the May 25 massacre of civilians in the Syrian town of Houla.
Since 2004, Somalia has been ruled by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), an attempt to slowly get Somalia back on its feet. The TFG experiment is now coming to an end, as a new permanent Constitution has been approved.