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The joys of being UN Secretary General

I have long tended to think that anyone who wants to be UN Secretary General probably deserves the grimness that goes with the territory, but I do not think Ban Ki-moon deserved a trip to Longyearbyen:

"It is even much, much colder than in the Arctic! I am frozen. The temperature is -15°!
It is a great experience and a unique opportunity for me to visit the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. It is a great privilege for me and thanks to my gracious Norwegian host, Minister [for Agriculture and Food Lars Peder] Brekk, for the tour of this one-of-a-kind structure built deep in the Arctic permafrost".

BKM is no more useless than the average UN bod, so I do feel rather sorry for him. Doubtless flights from NYC to Svalbard are not exactly hourly occurences either.

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Blogger James Higham said... 12:32 pm

Goes with the territory, Mr. C.  



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