February 1, 2014

The UN's Drunken Diplomats

Noreen Malone, The New Republic

The Associated Press

Not so long ago, the North Delegates’ Lounge, the in-house bar of the United Nation’s headquarters in New York, was dark and smoky and filled with Barcelona chairs and white leather. It was “out of James Bond,” a female French-Canadian U.N. employee recalled wistfully.

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