The report, obtained Friday by The Associated Press, reveals that the investigation centered around suspicious payments made by an ex-staffer at the World Meteorological Organization — and concludes that the 2003 election for secretary-general was manipulated.Don't worry, be happy.
Details about the corruption allegations come at a sensitive time for the United Nations. Earlier this month, new U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to root out the mismanagement and corruption that dogged predecessor Kofi Annan during his time as U.N. chief.
In a 65-page summary of her findings, auditor Maria Veiga concluded that former WMO staffer Muhammad Hassan of Sudan skimmed up to US$3 million (€2.35 million) from the agency's coffers while working in its training department.
30 January 2007
More Feathers for Kofi's Hat
Wow, I didn't even know the United Nations was in the weather business, but typical of the UN, if they're into it, it'll be corrupt.