The 53-member Commission on Sustainable Development voted 26-21 with three abstentions on the new chair [Zimbabwe], said Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, vice chair of the commission. The chair traditionally rotates among regions of the world and it is Africa's choice this year.
Wow, Zimbabwe as the U.N. role model for development. "Hey, let's see which country can stop producing food the fastest!"
" On your mark...Get set...STARVE!"
In other, unpublicized votes:
The U.N. Commission on Poultry Housing voted a fox as chairman. Fox indicated his enthusiasm, saying "This will be a recipe for sweet success. I cannot wait to dig in."
The U.N. Substance Abuse in Sports Committee also voted for a new chair, electing Barry Bonds by unanimous decision. Outgoing chair Mark McGwire could not be reached for comment.