The UN has decided to water down further its already weak response to the government backed genocide in Sudan.

All serious attempts at halting the ongoing mass murder have been abandoned in favour of keeping up appearances of unity:

The council achieved the unanimity it desired after the word “sanctions” was dropped in favour of a more oblique threat “to take appropriate action against any party failing to fulfill its commitments.” British charity Oxfam led the protests, dismissing the council’s visit to Africa as little more than a jaunt.

“From New York to Nairobi a trail of weak resolutions on Darfur has led nowhere,” said Caroline Nursey, Oxfam’s regional director. “Travel agents will have more to show from this meeting than the people of Darfur.”

Sudan is a member of the UN Human Rights Commission.