In October, the U.N.’s World Health Organization named Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador.” UN Watch’s protest sparked world outrage, generating reports in CNN, Washington Post, Newsweek and 140 other news agencies. Then the U.S., Britain and Canada protested. As a result, the dictator was dropped. A month later, he was overthrown—no thanks to the United Nations, which only sought to legitimize him.







Reuters: Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks, baffles

CNN: Robert Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador amid outcry

BBC News: Robert Mugabe’s WHO appointment condemned as ‘an insult’

New York Times: W.H.O. Removes Robert Mugabe as ‘Good-Will Ambassador’

Washington Post: WHO’s ’goodwill’ appointment draws the opposite (paywall)

Agence France-Presse: WHO chief rescinds Mugabe ambassador role after outcry  

The Independent: British government leads barrage of criticism after World Health Organisation names Robert Mugabe a ‘goodwill ambassador’

ABC News: World Health Organization rescinds Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ‘goodwill ambassador’ appointment amid scathing criticism

The Washington Post: WHO rescinds ‘goodwill ambassador’ appointment of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

New York Post: WHO’s sickening honor for butcher Mugabe

CNBC: Choice of Mugabe as WHO envoy shocks human rights groups

 The Daily Telegraph Australia: They love a tyrant

Express: Robert Mugabe STRIPPED of World Health Organisation ’goodwill’ role following outcry

The Times: WHO denounced over ambassador role for Robert Mugabe (paywall)

The Telegraph: WHO chief ‘rethinking’ after Mugabe honour outrage

The Australian: WHO scrap ‘sick joke’ Mugabe as UN goodwill ambassador

Newsweek: What do Saudi Arabia, Barack Obama and Robert Mugabe have in common? Five appointments that shocked the world

PJ Media: The UN’s Mugabe Moment, and Its Perennial Iran Problem


The Zimbabwe Daily: UN to investigate ‘suspect’ appointment of Mugabe as spot-light focuses on Tedros

The Zimbabwe Mail: UN to investigate ‘suspect’ appointment of Mugabe as spot-in light focuses on Tedros

New Zimbabwe: UN Watch says WHO boss must be investigated for “immorally” awarding Mugabe

The Zimbabwean: Robert Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador amid outrcry


RFI: Après <<l’affaire Mugabe>>, l’OMS a un peu plus terni son image

La Tribune Afrique: L’OMS annule la nomination du président Mugabe comme ambassadeur de bonne volonté

Africa Post News: OMS: <<Robert Mugabe, Ambassadeur de bonne volonté, c’est une insulte>>



Badische Zeitung: Simbabwes greiser Staatschef Mugabe wurde beinahe UN-Botschafter

Frakfurter Rundshau: Mugabe kurzzeitig Sonderbotschafter der WHO

Der Standard: Mugabe als WHO-Sonderbotschafter entlassen

Bild: Ausgerechnet Tyrann Mugabe jetzt UN-Botschafter



El Pais: La OMS recula y le quita el puesto de embajador al presidente de Zimbabue



Publico: Mugabe já não vai ser embaixador da boa vontade da OMS



Corriere Della Sera: Lo Zimbabwe distrutto dal presidente Mugabe (l’Oms lo nomina ambasciatore)



NOS: Mugabe misschien toch geen goodwill-ambassadeur WHO

NU Buitenland: Mensenrechtenorganisaties boos om benoeming Mugabe tot VN-ambassadeur

De Dagelijkse Standaard: De wereld op zijn kop: Mugabe wordt benoemd tot VN-ambassadeur



ABC Nyheter (Norway): WHO trekker utnevnelsen av Mugabe som goodwillambassadør

Dagens Nyheter (Sweden): WHO-chefen drar tillbaka utnämningen av Mugabe (paywall)

Ara (Catalan): L’OMS rectifica i deixa Mugabe sense el càrrec d’ambaixador de bona voluntat



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