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).