UN Human Rights Council spends $23 million on ceiling art

This Fox News report on the $23,000,000 ceiling mural at the UN Human Rights Council's European headquarters tells you all that is necessary about this agency headed by that role model of human rights, Libya.  Yes, you read that correctly--$23 million. Yes, headed by Libya.    The U.N. Human Rights Council, frequently accused of coddling some of the world's most repressive governments, threw itself a party in Geneva Tuesday that featured the unveiling of a $23 million mural paid for in part with foreign aid funds.In a ceremony attended by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo told the press that his 16,000-square-foot ceiling artwork reminded him of "an image of the world dripping toward the sky" — but it reminded critics of money slipping out of relief coffers. (snip)Ban himself praised the piece and thanked Barcelo for putting his "unique talents to work in the service of the world." The artwork will soar...(Read Full Post)