Tuesday, January 01, 2013

News at Eleven (Back Page): Capping the so-called Third Committee's

last session in verse is all in good fun, and part of one of the UN's merriest end-of-the-year customs.

The tradition has been played out for at least 25 years, according to U.K. Mission spokesman Daniel Shepherd.

"No one is sure how and why it all began, and why, despite a short break when New Zealand took over for a year or two, it's always the U.K. who do it," Shepherd told RFE/RL by e-mail.

from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Rhyme And Reason Behind Little-Known UN Tradition


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