May 2001--- former Washington Post UN correspondent
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source May 13, 2010
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 13, 2010 U.N. head Ban Ki-Moon refusing orders from internal personnel court
QUOTE: U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has refused to comply with numerous orders from a new U.N. personnel tribunal to hand over confidential documents and other sensitive information needed to resolve legal claims by U.N. employees of unfair treatment...
Washington Post Oct 28, 2009 At U.N., contractor's case again raises questions about nepotism: Internal investigation will examine whether official abused authority
QUOTE: There are no hard figures on nepotism and favoritism at the United Nations, but the ranks of the U.N. Secretariat and U.N. agencies include scores of children and grandchildren of the organization's luminaries and foreign diplomats.
Washington Post Jul 23, 2009 Programs' Religious Ties Raise Concerns
QUOTE: The U.S. Agency for International Development funded programs that rebuilt Iraqi mosques and used biblical lessons to promote sexual abstinence in Africa, despite a prohibition on the use of taxpayer funds to support "inherently religious activities,"...
Washington Post Jul 23, 2009 U.S. Rebuffs U.N. Requests for Guantanamo Visits, Data on CIA Prisons
QUOTE: he Obama administration has declined requests from U.N. human rights investigators for information on secret prisons and for private interviews with inmates at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.N. officials said, dampening their hopes of greater U.S. cooperation on human rights issues.
Washington Post Jun 11, 2009 U.N. Seeks U.S. Probe of Alleged Misuse of Afghan Aid
QUOTE: ...Gary K. Helseth, an American who managed more than $1 billion in international reconstruction funds [from the U.N.], used some of the money to finance a lavish lifestyle....highlights a breakdown of the United Nations' financial controls
Washington Post Jul 20, 2008 Indictment of Sudanese Leader Seen as Threat to Peacekeepers
QUOTE: Some U.N. officials suspect the operation was intended to serve as a warning to U.N. peacekeepers and humanitarian workers of Sudan's intent to use deadly force if the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court targeted the country's leader.
Washington Post Jun 29, 2008 U.S. Backs U.N. Official in Darfur Indicted in Rwanda Deaths
QUOTE: The State Department has urged the United Nations to retain a Rwandan general as the second-highest-ranking U.N. peacekeeper in the Darfur region of Sudan, even though he has been indicted for allegedly committing war crimes in Rwanda during the mid-1990s, according to U.S. and U.N. officials.
Washington Post May 19, 2008 World Aid Agencies Faulted in Food Crisis: Failure to Support Agriculture Cited
QUOTE: Wade's broadside is part of a backlash against multilateral organizations that were created after World War II -- including the FAO, the World Bank and the World Food Program -- tasked with weaving together a safety net for the world's poorest. The recent spike in food prices has ripped a massive tear in that net, triggering riots around the world and threatening to plunge more than 100 million people into extreme poverty.
Washington Post Mar 21, 2008 FBI Opens Probe of China-Based Hackers
QUOTE: The allegation fits a near decade-old pattern of cyber-espionage and cyber-intimidation by the Chinese government against critics of its human rights practices, experts said. It comes as calls for a boycott of the 2008 Beijing Olympics have been mounting since China's crackdown on Tibetan protesters last week.
Washington Post Sep 24, 2007 U.N. Chief's Dealings With U.S. Draw Fire: Ban Sees Himself as a Pragmatist, but Some Critics Say He Is Too Pro-American
QUOTE: Since becoming U.N. chief in January, Ban has demonstrated a rare ability to nudge the White House, on issues such as increased U.S. funds for U.N. peacekeeping, action against Sudan and climate change. In turn, Ban has repaid the favor, opposing calls for a swift U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and committing to a beefed-up U.N. presence in Baghdad....Such close ties to Washington have triggered some unease; many U.N. member states opposed the war in Iraq and resent U.S. influence.
Washington Post Aug 11, 2007 New York Presses U.N. on Safety Issues: City Demands Fixes To Headquarters' Building Violations
QUOTE: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has demanded that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon resolve hundreds of safety violations that are endangering the lives of thousands of U.N. employees and visitors at the United Nations' gleaming Manhattan headquarters.
Washington Post Aug 07, 2007 U.N. Worker Jailed In Visa-Sale Scheme: Russian Said to Have Aided 14 Uzbeks
QUOTE: A U.N. translator was charged Monday with conspiring to sell U.S. visas for $15,000 apiece to Uzbek nationals seeking to enter the United States.
Washington Post Aug 01, 2007 U.N. Authorizes 26,000 Peacekeeping Troops for Darfur
QUOTE: The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize a force of about 26,000 U.N. peacekeepers to help end more than four years of violence in the Darfur region of Sudan, which has left hundreds of thousands dead and forced millions from their homes.
Washington Post Jul 23, 2007 Pakistani Forces in Congo Aided Gold Smugglers, the U.N. Finds: Rights Group Alleges Direct Involvement by the Peacekeepers
QUOTE: Pakistani peacekeepers serving under the U.N. flag "aided and abetted" a network of Kenyan businessmen smuggling gold from a mine in eastern Congo, providing them with food, housing, transportation and security...
Washington Post Jun 12, 2007 Civilian Toll in Iraq At 'Higher Levels': U.N. Report Cites Rise Since Troop Buildup
QUOTE: Despite the recent U.S. military buildup in Baghdad, insurgent and militia attacks persist and "civilian casualties continue to mount" in Iraq as a whole, according to a report released Monday by U.N. Secretary General.
Washington Post Jun 09, 2007 U.S. Alleges North Korea Is Misusing Aid for Poor: Probe Says U.N. Money Was Spent on Property Overseas
QUOTE: Ric Grenell, a spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, said the information..."indicates an apparent misuse and diversion of UNDP funds, business dealings with certain suspect entities affiliated with [North Korea], UNDP's procurement of potential dual-use equipment and information related to the further use of counterfeit U.S. currency in" North Korea.
Washington Post May 20, 2007 Sudanese Police Attack On Aid Workers Tests U.N. Chief's Diplomacy: He Calls It 'Unacceptable' in Letter to Bashir
QUOTE: Bashir and other Sudanese officials have said the episode underscores how foreign aid workers trample on Sudan's Islamic traditions, and Sudanese religious leaders have organized demonstrations to protest the outsiders' behavior...[the United Nations] concluded that Sudan violated provisions of the status of forces agreement governing the U.N. presence in Sudan.
Washington Post May 06, 2007 U.S. Fights Off Bid to Punish UNESCO Official: Former Congressman Accused of Giving 'Preferential Treatment' on Contract to Chicago Firm
QUOTE: The United States and its key allies last week fended off a campaign by developing countries to discipline UNESCO's highest-ranking U.S. official, Peter Smith, a former Republican congressman from Vermont...France's court of auditors concluded in March that Smith, as UNESCO's assistant director general for education, had repeatedly skirted U.N. procedures requiring that all contracts for more than $100,000 be subject to competitive bidding.
Washington Post Feb 23, 2007 Park Sentenced to 5 Years in U.N. Oil-for-Food Bribery Scandal: South Korean Businessman Had Promised to Get Sanctions Eased for Hussein's Government
QUOTE: Park, 71, admitted taking more than $2.5 million from Saddam Hussein's government to bribe senior U.N. officials to persuade them to ease economic sanctions against Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War. He was convicted in July of acting as an unregistered agent of Iraq...
Washington Post Sep 20, 2006 Sudan Rejects Request To Allow U.N. Troops: Bush Calls for Assistance From NATO
QUOTE: Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Tuesday dismissed pleas from President Bush, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and other Western leaders to allow a force of 20,000 U.N. peacekeepers into the violence-wracked Darfur region.
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