/ The UN in Côte d'Ivoire
80p for a beer. 20p for Gordon's gin. Lovely friendly people. Great jungle scenery and wildlife. Maybe one day it will get on the tourist map.
I have no idea about cote d'ivoire but I have worked with and for UN in other places. I wouldn't want to be an apologist for it as i've seen awful inefficiency as well as very beneficial work, but it's worth pointing out that by definition the UN people you see won't be working! Whether they should be at the
time is of course another matter!
Spoke to some peace keepers from Niger, so yes it probably is profitable for their government.
my gf works for the UN, and, though as stated above there is dreadful inefficiency within the UN, she works her socks off under very trying conditions
ps but those guys sure know how to party :)
There has been peace for 20 months. In Africa that is semi stable. What would you call it?
> There has been peace for 20 months. In Africa that is semi stable. What would you call it?
Sounds like it's barely just stopped to me.
Well, semi-stable countries are the ones the UN are trying to help so that they can become stable countries
Not a difficult choice.
Are those the only choices I get? There are more varieties of biscuit available in Tescos!
I thought I'd check out a report from the UN on the state of its peacekeeping mission:
"The already volatile security situation in western Côte d’Ivoire along the border with Liberia experienced a dramatic deterioration with a direct attack on UNOCI peacekeepers on 8 June 2012, during which seven military personnel from Niger were killed.
"A separate but related attack on a Forces républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI) unit... resulted in the death of one FRCI member and the wounding of another. On the same day, at least 15 civilians were killed by unidentified armed men in the area. These attacks, the heightened insecurity and the presence of armed elements triggered the displacement of about 5,000 persons."
More here: http://reliefweb.int/report/c%C3%B4te-divoire/thirtieth-progress-report-secretary-general-united-nat...
Perhaps this will help answer your original question?
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