United Nations: M'Bow Bends His Promise

M'Bow Bends His Promise

When the U.S. resigned from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1984, a major reason was the alleged bad management and antidemocratic sentiments of the organization under its director-general, Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow of Senegal. Citing the same reason, Britain left in 1985. Last year M'Bow announced he would not seek a third six-year term, and there was some hope that the U.S. and Britain might rejoin the agency, whose programs have been crippled by the loss of Washington's $48 million annual contribution.

But that possibility seemed more remote last week after President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia nominated M'Bow for...

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