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Is the UN a force for good?
The UN is corrupt.
The Oil-for-Food Programme suffered from widespread corruption and abuse, including
$1.5 billion from kickbacks
Former UN procurement official Alexander Yakovlev had received in
excess of $950,000 in bribes
from companies that were responsible for more than $79 million in UN contracts and purchase orders.
The UN appointing Saudi Arabia head of the Human Rights Panel was due to corruption.
Independent JIC report
says "Much more needs to be done to combat fraud in the United Nations system".
Even the UN's own internal Office of Internal Oversight Services’ (OIOS)
gave only a “partially satisfactory”
Former U.N. General Assembly president John Ashe (alongside Ambassador Lorenzo and
from a bribery scheme.
Any organisation the size of the UN will eventually encounter corruption. If it is well handled, it is not a problem.
The UN has delivered a major international
UN internal audits found
lower fraud rate than other public bodies
, 0.03% compared to 1% - 5%.