Has the UN become so corrupt its irrelevant?

July 21, 2010 06:04

U.N. Insider: ‘There Is No Transparency’ – An internal memo reveals the downward spiral of U.N. oversight and accountability.

Brett D. Schaefer at NRO

It’s often tempting, after the latest scandal, to think that the United Nations’ reputation for shoddy oversight and lack of transparency can’t sink any lower. And yet it keeps doing so.

The latest charges of mismanagement, corruption, and fraud come from the organization’s own bureaucracy. An internal memo by Inga-Britt Ahlenius, a Swedish auditor whose non-renewable five-year term as undersecretary-general of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) ended last week, charged U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and his associates of undermining efforts to combat corruption in the organization.


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