Friday, 11 February 2011

The Future of the Procurement Task Force

... Subsequently, the Secretary General determined the consequence of Toh’s incomplete financial disclosure. Toh was suspended for two months without pay and was also demoted. A considerably stronger punishment than recommended by the JDC. It is likely that Ban Ki-moon wanted to send a strong message about the importance of complete financial disclosure for managers and staff involved in procurement. We could not find any press releases or reports which clearly explain in what way Toh only partially completed his financial disclosures, or how this was discovered. In one press report, it is suggested that Toh did not mention a home in Singapore and a bank account in London which he claimed to have opened for his daughter...

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