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Report by U.S., Criticizing U.N., Urges Reforms (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jun, 13 2005 @ 07:25 AM
In a 174 page report mandated by Congress will be released on Wednesday this week that sharply criticizes the UN. This report states that the UN suffers from "poor management, dismal morale and lack of accountability". As an example of some of the wording in this report, "On stopping genocide," the report said, "too often 'the United Nations failed' should actually read 'members of the United Nations blocked or undermined action by the United Nations.' "The report is also calling for an independent oversight board which will try to deter corruption and that resources are used efficiently.
UNITED NATIONS, June 12 - A Congressionally mandated panel will report this week that the United Nations suffers from poor management, "dismal" staff morale and lack of accountability and professional ethics but will acknowledge the broad changes proposed for the organization by Secretary General Kofi Annan and urge the United States to support them.
Among its recommendations, the panel says the United Nations should put in place corporate style oversight bodies and personnel standards to improve performance. It also calls on the United Nations to create a rapid reaction capability from its member states' armed forces to prevent genocide, mass killing and sustained major human rights violations before they occur.

Newt Gingrich, a Republican former speaker of the House of Representatives, and George J. Mitchell, a Democratic former majority Senate leader, are co-chairmen of the bipartisan task force. It includes former diplomats, military and intelligence officials and leaders of conservative and liberal political institutes.

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This seems to be a case of the “Pot calling the kettle black”. With the number of reports floating around about US irregularities taking place in places like Gitmo and Abu Ghrab as well as the mismanagement (read loss) of funds both in the US as well as in Iraq (Iraq oil monies). I do not think the US should be putting out a report of this type without first cleaning its own house.
The report also on one hand supports the Un Secretary General Mr. Anan and the reforms that he has proposed. It sharply criticizes him for not following through with the initiatives.
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