The Rosett Report

At UN's Flagship Agency, New Chairman of the Board Is...Iran

In watching the United Nations, there are these moments that come along every so often in which something seems simply too bizarre to be true. I had such a moment this past week, while looking at the web site of the UN’s lead agency, its flagship UN Development Program, or UNDP, where it looked as if the executive board had just picked as its chairman of the board for 2009 — Iran. Yep, they really did. More in my column this week for Forbes.com , “Iran Wields the Gavel at the UNDP.”