Wednesday, April 21, 2004

The UN powers on 

Forget the world peace, terrorism and the refugee problem; the United Nations is onto some heavy stuff now.

"Some 150 experts gathered Tuesday at U.N. World Headquarters to encourage the development of more consistency and accuracy in the use of place names. Representing 22 linguistic or geographical divisions around the world, the U.N. Group of Experts on Geographical Names is hopeful that during its 10 day meeting at New York it will reach accords for maps and gazetteers."

No word as yet if the UN has any official plans to rename Iraq as Vietnam.


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