un_buildingIt seems that however harsh the non-smoking laws are in New York, as in most cities and countries these days, it doesn’t apply to the UN building. There it is still allowed, probably because they couldn’t negociate an agreement between the countries that doesn’t allow smoking in public places, and those who do. Plus, I’m betting that diplomates from all over the world who like having a fag every now and again, revelling in the fact that they are the only ones in the great city of New York that can do so inside, over a pint, quite legally, are not kicking up a fuss to inforce these quite sensible laws.

And then we wonder why it is so difficult for the UN to establish peace various places on the globe, just by saying “please, stop it. We would really like you to stop now. We represent the whole world”.