Meanwhile, certain individuals whom in recent years worked in DESA under long-term SSAs have been avoiding taxes in their countries with claims that they are "UN staffers" while their position in the UN was only a consultant ("long-term consultant"). Despite the fact that an SSA is consider an "independent contractor" and thus is entitled to pay all income taxes in their countries. Sources say at least 700 cases are under review.
Also in the eyes of the investigators are certain staffers who lied about their current nationality in order to avoid loosing their job and have used their "second" nationality(s) as a cover up.
All these is happening at the UN's flagship department which is currently advising world leaders and countries in matters such are transparency and accountability.
WHAT A SHAME !