Thursday, 21 May 2009

Government Accountability Office (GAO) the Investigative arm of US Congress to investigate UN-DESA

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is known as "the investigative arm of Congress" and "the congressional watchdog." Finally this elite arm of US Congress is investigating miss-management, ethics and transparency at the United Nations as well as its Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Faced with such level of scrutiny, OIOS simultaneously initiated an ad-hoc review of DESA's Administrative, Project and Human Resource Operations. (all have received so far the HR questionnaire).

Sources say that during the past weekend Catherine Pelluso has ordered to Furio De Tomassi, Jose Manuel Sucre to remove and clean up all related documentation to Bertucci's participation in Seoul, and have it look like it wasn't DESA.

Too bad though, the copies of originals from Marie Oveissi's Office about the above event are already with OIOS and external investigations.

The whole affair was to launch Bertucci's newly created Institute so he could get enough endorsement and coverage, thus to further apply for additional resources/funds from various donors.

Meanwhile Claudio Aponte affair has reached the highest attention at Mexican Mission to the UN, where investigators have requested official confirmation of status of Claudio Aponte in past 8 years when he presented/seated as Mexico representative to the UN-DESA-DPADM Committee of Experts in Public Administration. It seem that Mr. Aponte not only did not represent the Mexican Government, but he also was not registered in Mexico as UN-DESA representative (as he presented himself in last 8 years).


Anonymous said...

The internal arm of a country is going to investigate the UN? Is the UN a department of the US? What if the investigative arms of Croatia, Burkina Faso, Chile, Cuba and 150 other countries want to come in and investigate a part of the UN?

Anonymous said...

When your communist friends from Cuba, Chile, Croatia and Burkina Faso will be able to pay 25% of all UN Budgets, or equally to 25 Billion Dollars a year for the UN, than they are welcome to investigate.

Until than the US has full rights to investigate and held United Nations accountable for US Taxpayers money. If you don't like it, than go back complain to Fidel Castro....!!

all the money you and your friends miss-appropriated from UN will be counted for.

By the way good luck with the ongoing OIOS investigation as well. BB