UK ‘disappointed’ as Robert Mugabe becomes WHO goodwill ambassador

SOURCE: THEGURDIAN UN body appoints Zimbabwean despot to help tackle non-communicable diseases, despite dire health crisis under his rule. The UK government has criticised the World Health Organization’s decision to appoint Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador”, calling the move “surprising and disappointing”. A Downing Street spokesman said British diplomats had raised serious concerns with the WHO director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, over the decision to offer the high-profile role to the Zimbabwean president. The UN body asked the 93-year-old, who has been in power since 1980, to help tackle non-communicable diseases…

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