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Security Council Passes Self-Reflective Resolution

Apparently the diplomatic process in New York has produced some soul searching. Today, the UN Security Council has issued a resolution on the current state of the world and its own favored approach:

Resolution 2525 (2015)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 5151st meeting, on April 1, 2015

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its previous resolutions concerning the situation;

Noting with a mixture of sadness and pride in its own workmanship those resolutions’ studied ineffectiveness;

Deeply bummed out by the human costs of diplomatic stalemate in New York;

Losing sleep over its incapacity to do something helpful;

Recalling that Nero fiddled while Rome burned;

Recalling that war is bad for children and other living things;

Recalling that jaw-jaw is better than war-war;

Concerned that the Council might get blamed for its inactivity;

 Resolving to look busy;

 Resolving to kick the can down the road;

Emphasizing the need for more study and dialogue,

Calls upon States to fix this mess because really somebody ought to;

Decides to establish yet another working group consisting of all members of the Security Council to consider and submit recommendations to the Council on measures that will alleviate the situation without actually requiring anyone to do anything;

 Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

 

 


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