Publication Date: December 1986
Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Juliana Geran Pilon
Research Area: International relations
Keywords: International organizations
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.