Statement by Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella on Special Rapporteur Richard Falk

Ambassador Joseph M Torsella
U.S. Representative for UN Management and Reform 
New York, NY
July 7, 2011

I am deeply disturbed that once again UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk has used his personal blog to publish abhorrent material. His shameful and outrageous behavior is an embarrassment to the United Nations. Someone who publishes such vicious images has no place in the UN system. Mr. Falk has yet again created a distasteful sideshow that distracts from the cause of human rights. We reiterate our call for him to step down immediately.


PRN: 2011/135