posted on Jan, 26 2007 @ 07:07 AM
Finally free of the eternally questionable dealings of Kofi Annon, there was hope the United Nations was on the road to recovery. By far the most
popular news stories emanating from that organization have been those of corruption and with the new president, it seems it is business as usual.
UNITED NATIONS — Less than one month into his job, the new United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has already had his first scandal. Now
he may be engineering his first cover-up.
This retreat is much worse for the U.N., and even for Ban himself. In backing away from a genuinely independent audit of U.N operations in North
Korea, Ban may well be throwing a blanket over significant aspects of his own history. Prior to his U.N. appointment, Ban was South Korea’s foreign
minister. His country has been shipping huge amounts of aid, including hard currency, to the North Korean regime for years, some of it during his own
term in Seoul as foreign minister. Some of those funds may well have passed through the UNDP. If there is anything unsavory to uncover in that regard,
Ban would be wise to get it over with now, via truly independent investigators. Otherwise, the UNDP scandal, which currently looks like a holdover
from his predecessor, might turn out to be Ban’s own Achilles’ heel.
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It would appear that the united Nations is continuing it's legacy of corruption and scandal. Or more appropriately at this point, of cover up.
This "Good Old Boys Club" has thus far proven an ineffectual organization at best and a United States money pit at the worst.
Only time will tell if the United Nations change in leadership will significantly alter the direction of corruption that has been it's forte' for so
many years. Yet these new developments do not bode well for that future.
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