In what appears as an attempt to highlight how out of touch and ridiculous the United Nations is the UN World Tourism Office has recognised Robert Mugabe, the leader of Zimbabwe, for his role in tourism in Africa. Although not being actually assigned as an “ambassador” the recognition of Robert Mugabe as anything other than a tyrant is ridiculous.
Robert Mugabe is blamed for causing economic ruin in Zimbabwe, which has resulted in food and fuel shortages, crazy inflation, high poverty and extreme unemployment. His abuses in power are to such an extreme that he is banned from travelling to the United States and Europe.
Canada has withdrawn from their participation in the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Office) in protest of this latest move from the United Nations.