Yesterday, the UN gave out a series of Human Rights Prizes, an event that happens every five years. One of the recipients is Ramsay Clark, who has been described as "the war criminal's best friend," for defending Nazi murderers, PLO terrorists (in the Leon Klinghoffer lawsuit), Slobodan Milošević, and Saddam Hussein.
The current General Assembly President, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, upon learning that Israel's ambassador to the UN would be speaking on Human Rights Day as the rotating representative of Western nations, tried to stop her speech. When Europeans objected strongly, he decided to add speakers who are openly hostile to Israel.
This same person hugged Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he visited the UN, and has called for a global campaign of "boycott, divestment, and sanctions" against Israel. He has never publicly condemned Hamas rocket attacks aganst Israel.
In yesterday's UN press conference, the General Assembly President's spokesperson made very clear that Brockmann is attempting to restructure the UN so that the General Assembly resolutions become mandatory, not recommendations, thus rendering the Security Council ineffective and turning the UN into an even bigger joke than it already is, as it would be utterly hijacked by despotic regimes.