Blog Roundup #9

A sampling of United Nations related blog commentary

Coalition for Darfur: “From the UN News Center: “The African Union’s (AU) “groundbreaking” mission in Sudan is effective where deployed and needs strengthening to enable it to expand its presence to cover more of the vast and difficult terrain in Darfur.”

Simply Appalling: “The International Leadership Institute (ILI), a part of the United Nations University, has issued a report finding that 84% of Iraqi institutes of higher learning have been destroyed and 48 professors assassinated.”

Think Progress: “[Bill] O’Reilly turned his crosshairs on Angelina Jolie, who since August 2001 has been the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.”

Washington Note: “The real achievement of those who have worked hard to oppose John Bolton’s nomination on the grounds that we should be sending someone with impeccable credentials, someone with a brilliant vision of an effective and reformed United Nations, and someone that Americans can feel instantly proud of is that John Bolton is now part of pop-culture.”