UNITED NATIONS: Innocuousness Abroad

From time to time, United Nations delegates have complained about New York's crime rate and high cost of living and suggested that the world organization move elsewhere. Last week the Security Council met in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, which is a bracing and breathtaking 8,500 ft. above sea level. The experimental session was convened on a tight budget of $106,000 in answer to a request by the U.N.'s 41 African members that the council look into the continent's problems on the spot.

Breaking a longstanding tradition that only U.N. members can address the Security Council, the delegates heard...

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