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The U.N. Tweeted The Saddest Brag Ever

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

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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! https://t.co/hmfeCmGKCj (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.

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.

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.

CORRECTION

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

Hayes Brown is a world news editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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