UN Internal Management

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What is Inner City Press?

A news website that claims to conduct hard-hitting investigative journalism on the United Nations faces questions over its credibility and motives. The Inner City Press posts articles with on-the-record quotes by high-level UN officials while exposing shocking details of alleged corruption. This seems relevant for the mainstream media, since there are many rumors and innuendos of rampant corruption at the UN, while officials enjoy diplomatic immunity so they can act with impunity and above the law. Yet, Inner City Press’s sole reporter is rarely mentioned by legitimate journalists when they…

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UN Pension and After Life

“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978). A number of cases reviewed through the first session of the UN Appeals Tribunal in Geneva (15 March – 1 April 2010) showed lack of coordination between the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) and the participating…

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Making Sense of it All – II

“In a democratic framework nothing is flawless, but the real strength of a true democracy is its ability to correct the flaws in time and eliminate repetition.” Indian Cabinet Minister (probably in his wisdom mode). Reading through the judgments, orders, etc. especially of late 2009 and of the UNDTs in all the three locations; New York, Geneva and Nairobi; may bring about a sense of relief and a glimmer of hope that up to now the judges seem being allowed to function independently and without interference, fear or outside influence.…

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Making Sense of it All

“We must admit, at least the possibility, that everything we believe to be true is not (or may not be) true.”  Thomas M. Easley in his book “The Mechanics of GOD”. Isn’t it true that the UN staff had to wait over 50+ years to see some kind of reform of the dysfunctional and disabled (or differently-enabled) internal justice system?    One good thing that happened was the resolve to have external judges for the newly established UN Disputes Tribunal and UN Appeals Tribunal to look at our cases, hopefully and…

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Making UN Justice Edifice Work in Dharma

“No problem can be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein. Social scientists used to say: “India is not a poor country, but it is a poorly managed country”. As I think of the UN, having worked  there for over three decades, I can say that the UN is a great organization insofar as its mission goals and guiding principles are concerned, but ineffectively structured and strategized, and poorly managed because of accumulation of all types of impurities and blockages in the system. First, the…

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UN Performance Appraisal

The United Nations uses several tools to evaluate the performance of its staff, for example, the UN Secretariat uses ePAS (electronic Performance Appraisal System) while UNFPA uses PAD (Performance Appraisal and Development). However, it seems that these tools, especially the PAD system, are just a facade and charade used to promote cronies and to destroy the careers of other staff for various reasons mostly due to the ability of the UN bosses to abuse their authority without accountability. This post shows such alleged abuse of authority and corruption by the…

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UN Mismanagement

This is the fourth round of the case we reported under UN Broken Justice, UN Internal Injustice and UN OIOS Inaction. This round shows the mismanagement and corruption inside the UN and how the organization continues to cover it up. These definitions are useful in understanding the case: Appellant is the UN staff member who filed this complaint, OIOS is the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services, UNFPA ED is the UNFPA Executive Director, and DSA is Daily Subsistence Allowance, a financial payment that is also called per Diem. The…