Still Feels Like a Summer Break, Even at the United Nations


Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. 30/Dec/2005. UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/


UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto

It's the last day of August and it still feels like a long summer break at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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According to Colum Lynch, UN correspondent for the Washington Post and author of the Foreign Policy blog Turtle Bay, the UN headquarters are pretty quiet and empty, even at a time when the crisis in Syria is deepening.

Lynch tells anchor Marco Werman who is on vacation and who is not.