Wednesday, 11 January 2012

United Nations: Abuse of Authority at work place (DESA/DPADM/DMB)

Following the meetings at UN-DESA's flagship division of DPADM, there seem to be a clear case of abuse of authority happening at DMB.

But as usual with Haiyan Qian traveling to China to celebrate Chinese new year, and many at Executive office of Sha Zukang totally disengaged on the matter, it seems that the Mexican (Roberto Villareal) might have a real chance of getting over this with a Note-to-File. The question is what about those staffers who signed the petition, will there be any retaliation against them? Some now say that they are afraid to even continue to work under him since he "is known for being vindictive". So the question is will Haiyan Qian take action before she departs or will all this matter turn into those usual "clan battles" inside DESA, where abuse of authority becomes part of the "managerial charm"?

This is what UN's rules say about abuse of authority at work place:

Abuse of authority is the improper use of a position of influence, power or authority against another person. This is particularly serious when a person uses his or her influence, power or authority to improperly influence the career or employment conditions of another, including, but not limited to, appointment, assignment, contract renewal, performance evaluation or promotion. Abuse of authority may also include conduct that creates a hostile or offensive work environment which includes, but is not limited to, the use of intimidation, threats, blackmail or coercion. (ST/SGB/2008/5)

CV of Villareal:

Mr. Roberto VillarealMr. Roberto Villareal joined the Division for Public Administration & Development Management as the new Chief of the Socio-Economic Development Branch (which will now be known as Development Management Branch) on 22 April. His most recent assignment was with the Division of the Regional Competitiveness and Governance of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), where he served as its head.

Mr. Villareal has served the Federal Government of Mexico for over 20 years, assuming the responsibilities of high level posts in different ministries and in diverse fields of socio-economic development. He previously served as the Undersecretary for Regional and Urban Development and Head Unit Social and Regional Policy, for the Federal Government of Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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