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At the U.N., Soviet Fronts Pose As Nongovernmental Organizations

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Publication Date: December 1986

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Juliana Geran Pilon

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: International relations (International and regional organizations)

Keywords: International organizations

Type: Report

Coverage: Soviet Union


The Soviet front NGOs make a mockery of the NGO system at the U.N. They violate U.N. rules with impunity and with no obstacles from the U.N. Secretariat. The Soviet fronts threaten the status of all other NGOs in the process. If the U.N. is serious about NGOs, it should ensure that they are legitimate, that they comply with U.N. rules, and do not use the U.N. to further Moscow's political ends.