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The U.N. Tweeted The Saddest Brag Ever

Not exactly something for the United Nations to be proud of...

Posted on January 6, 2016, at 5:45 p.m. ET

This tweet was sent from the United Nations' Dag Hammaskjold Library on Dec. 31, likely as a light-hearted end of the year roundup, as social media accounts are wont to do.

What was our most popular book of 2015? Find it in our library catalogue! (UN only)

If you're an organization that's almost constantly under fire for being a place where dictators and war criminals are represented equally alongside democratically elected leaders, having a book on avoiding prosecution is kind of a bad look.

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When BuzzFeed News reached out to the U.N., a spokesperson was unable to say just why the book was so popular. Anyone within the U.N. system — from lawyers in the secretary-general's office to the various countries' delegates — can access the library.


The U.N. was, however, able to let BuzzFeed News know one of the most popular books at the Hammaskjold Library in 2014: It turns out diplomats couldn't get enough of I Am Malala, the book from education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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But the most popular book in the library in 2014 was actually a light-hearted romp titled The Procedures of the Security Council. Those U.N. staffers really know how to unwind with a riveting book.

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Malala's last name is Yousafzai. A previous version of this article misspelled her name.

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