United Nations: Back into Limbo


After 80 days of doing nothing, the 19th Assembly of the U.N. last week adjourned until September—but it could not even go into limbo without difficulty. The most unmannerly brouhaha since Nikita Khrushchev's shoe-banging act in 1960 was provided by Albanian Ambassador Halim Budo, 51, a diplomat seldom seen or heard in U.N. affairs since his country switched Red lines from Moscow to Peking five years ago.

Actually, Budo seemed to have a perfectly reasonable request: he just wanted the Assembly to vote. Most of the Assembly's energies, of course, have been bent on avoiding just that. In the...

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