April 20, 2007

UNDP Ombuds Report Leaked

The New York Sun has obtained the annual report issued by the UN Development Programme Ombudsman. According to report (which the Sun characterizes as "not meant for publication") management ills plaguing the UNDP have not improved since Ad Melkert became the administrator last year. (Melkert is a trusted adviser to Paul Wolfowitz.) "As in the past four periods, the abuse of authority heads the list," the 2006 report concluded. According to the Sun, Melkert takes the ombudsman's annual reports "very seriously, and while there is need for improvement, there is some improvement under Mr. Melkert," a spokesman said. (NY Sun.)

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