The ever helpful and proactive United Nations has allowed Iran to be elected to a four year term on the Commission on the Status of Women.
The mind boggles. Read Amanda Fox's piece linked above.
I've doubted the utility of the UN for many years. Oil for Food showed it to be an organization with much corruption. But this is unbelievable. I suppose women arrested in Iran for having a suntan can seek help from the commission?
Membership and composition
Forty-five Member States of the United Nations serve as members of the Commission at any one time. The Commission consists of one representative from each of the 45 Member States elected by the Council on the basis of equitable geographical distribution: thirteen members from Africa; eleven from Asia; nine from Latin America and Caribbean; eight from Western Europe and other States and four from Eastern Europe. Members are elected for a period of four years.