Wretchard reminds us that the UN plans to appoint Zimbabwe as head of the Commission on Sustainable Development.
The UN can do little harm as long as it is universally understood that it operates according to the principles of magical realism. Unfortunately it often presented as the very fount of wisdom, capable of offering sound advice on climate change, economic development, human rights and nuclear proliferation when it is not always well qualified to do this.
Samizdata almost dropped his teacup when he heard the news. But a commenter thinks Zimbabwe's development policies fit a lot of agendas quite well.
In terms of taking the world back to a bleak, pre-industrial existence (which is what many people in favour of "sustainable development" seemingly want) the government of Zimababwe is doing a good job of leading by example.
Hm, "bleak, pre-industrial existence." Sounds alarmingly like the East Side of Buffalo. It is sustainable, though, we've sustained it for decades.