It is less than often that employees of the numerous UN institutions bravely resign on account of ethical principles and to uphold ethical standards as stipulated in the Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service of the United Nations which the organisation uses as a behaviour and ethical guide in the management of its personel. But that is exactly what the brave Swedish national Mr. Anders Kompass did.
Having served for over 20 years, he resigned his post citing the impunity and lack of accountability of the UN he witnessed. As a man of conscience and high integrity Mr. Kompass could not live with the corruption and malpractices in the UN. He had the courage and selflessness to blow the whistle and live with the consequences. He lost his good paying job but left dignified and walking tall. How many can do that! Continue reading When Enigmatic Hypocrisy Overtakes→
FROM the General Assembly podium today, Eritrea called for a fundamental overhaul of the United Nation, charging that it has failed in its prime goals of securing world peace and ending poverty due to cynical determination of the dominant Powers to maintain control.
“The United Nations, the organization that ostensibly represents the entire community of nations and the peoples of the world, remains stuck in the past,” Foreign Minister Osman Saleh said on the final day of the Assembly’s annual high-level meeting.
Below is a statment provided by the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the United Nations about the election of Mr. Tesfa Alem Seyoum to the United Nation’s Advisory Comittee on Aministrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ)
Eritrea won comfortably a seat at the ACABQ of the United Naitons on Friday, 9 November 2012. After receiving the majority of vote among African candidates, the Eritrean dipolmat, Mr. Tesfa Alem Seyoum, Deputy Permanent Representative of the State of Eritrea to the United Nations (UN), has been elected to take one ot the two ACABQ seats representing Africa for a three-year tem, starting 1 January 2013.
The history of the UN is one of corruption and infectiveness. During the Cold War, the US and the Soviet Union had competing global agendas and interests. As a result the UN was irrelevant, unable to pursue its stated purpose because it lacked the mandate, leadership, funding and principled organizational structure worthy to lead the billions of people inhabiting the earth.
Until 1993, the prevailing opinion in the US was that the “UN is corrupt”. Secretary General Kofi Anan was maligned, portrayed as inept and ineffective. The Rwanda Genocide of 1994 magnified that perception rightfully. Many called for his resignation then. In fact, many in the US wanted out of the UN altogether until it became clear that the UN was a great vehicle to forward US agendas. Continue reading United Nations on the Brink→
Once again this July, the chairman of the so-called U.N. Somalia Eritrea Monitoring group (Matt Bryden), US Ambassador to the UN (Susan Rice) and PM of the genocidal minority regime in Ethiopia (Meles Zenawi) have begun what they have been doing for a while; a joint semiannual ritual at the UNSC.