UN OIOS Inaction

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This is the third round of the case we reported under UN Broken Justice and UN Internal Injustice. This round shows the management corruption inside the UN and how the organization covers it up. Before we get into the case, these definitions are useful in understanding the legal terms: Appellant is the UN staff member, …

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UN Messengers of Peace

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The United Nations started its Messengers of Peace program more than 10 years ago. Now, there are 10 UN Messengers of Peace: Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Daniel Barenboim, George Clooney, Paulo Coelho, Midori Goto, Michael Douglas, Jane Goodall, Yo-Yo Ma, Charlize Theron and Elie Wiesel. These celebrities are selected from the fields of art, …

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UN Internal Injustice

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Here is the second round of the case we reported under UN Broken Justice. This case demonstrates the institutionalization of abuse of authority in the United Nations. Before we get into the case, these definitions are useful in understanding the legal terms: Appellant is the UN staff member, PAD is Performance Appraisal and Development, and …

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UN Abortion Policies

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At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that was held in Cairo in 1994, the international community agreed in paragraph 8.25 of the ICPD Programme of Action on a common position regarding abortion:  “In no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning. All Governments and relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental …

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UN Against Torture

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In light of the recent debate on torture in Guantanamo Bay and before that in the infamous Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq as well as the ongoing practices in Israeli jails; there seem to be deliberate silence from some UN top officials on these and similar practices. Although it has been more than 25 years …

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UN Broken Justice

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Here is a real life case of the outrageous abuse of authority that goes on in some organizations of the United Nations. Before we get into this case, these definitions are useful in understanding the legal terms: Appellant is the UN staff member, SLWFP is Special Leave With Full Pay, and Panel is the United …

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UN Social Policies

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An example of the United Nations successes; is the project for Integrated Social Policies in Western Asia and its flagship report “Towards Integrated Social Policies in Arab Countries; Framework and Comparative Analysis”.  This report was prepared with the primary aim of enhancing the integration and effectiveness of social policies in the 13 Arab countries in …

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UN Relief and Development

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Human Development is measured by the Human Development Index (HDI) which is a composite index that includes indicators for Health, Education and Income. As such, HDI is used to measure the satisfaction of essential human needs and choices. Poverty in developing countries is a major challenge to development. Investments in human resources are critical elements …

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UN Internal Oversight

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The United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) was established in July 1994. The statement of activities of the OIOS Investigations Division states “The Investigations Division follows up on reports of possible violations of rules or regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources or abuse of authority.” View Link… We would appreciate your views on …

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