Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Ban's Son in Law Disappears from UNOPS as “Furniture, Parked in New Jersey"

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, March 14 -- From the time Ban Ki-moon began as UN Secretary General, the Press has raised questions about promotions given to his son in law Siddharth Chatterjee, who jumped to being the chief of staff to Staffan de Mistura in Iraq, then made Middle East chief at the UN Office of Project Services in Copenhagen.

The UN at first tried to argue that these were not in fact promotions, and then openly refused to answer questions on the topic from Inner City Press.

Now, sources at UNOPS in Copenhagen and elsewhere say Chatterjee is leaving his UNOPS position, where he was described as “the furniture” for lack of aptitude.

When Human Resources, run for UNOPS by the UN Development Program, asked for basic information from Chatterjee for example about this educational credentials, the information was never given.

Sources long close to Chatterjee say that the military degree in India has has listened is not what it appears to be, and that an earlier marriage in that country was ended and largely erased from the record by extraordinary means. “It's not clear how much the Bans know about it,” says one source, adding that missive have been sent to Mr. Ban himself.

Now, according to the UNOPS sources, as Ban seeks a second terms as Secretary General, Chatterjee has been “parked” out of the way in southern New Jersey, getting basic math education paid for by the UN system. “They're trying to keep him out of sight, after his exposure as 'The Furniture' at UNOPS,” says the source.

Ban and spokesman Nesirky, son in law not shown, questions not answered

It would be nice to have and include Team Ban's response, but his spokesman Martin Nesirky, like Michele Montas before him, openly refused to answer questions about Ban's son in law Chatterjee.

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