Sex allegations land Lubbers of UN

BBC:

The head of the UN refugee agency, Ruud Lubbers, has resigned following allegations of sexual harassment.

In a letter to Secretary General Kofi Annan, Mr Lubbers said he was quitting because of a lack of confidence in him.

In the letter Mr Lubbers again denied the allegations against him, contained in a leaked internal UN report.

It said that the former Dutch prime minister had engaged in unwanted physical contact with a female employee at his agency in Geneva.

The report added that claims made by other employees indicated a pattern of sexual harassment - although these women had not made official complaints.

It is hard to know what to make of this. It looks like Lubbers is of an age where he would have to be high on Viagra to get any satisfaction out of groping. It is another example of how the UN has become a corrupt organization. It also game me a chance to use "land Lubbers" in a headline, an expression of derision used by sailors.

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