United Nations Oversight

Two former United Nations whistleblowers were among the panelists at a Heritage Foundation discussion on reforms needed to curb corruption… read more

Two former United Nations whistleblowers were among the panelists at a Heritage Foundation discussion on reforms needed to curb corruption within the U.N. and increase protections for whistleblowers. According to an Associated Press report, the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services regularly does not pursue allegations of corruption including major cases uncovered by the U.N.'s Procurement Task Force, a fraud unit established to investigate corruption, disbanded in 2008.

James Wasserstrom in his remarks said that he suffered severe retaliation from reporting a kickback scheme. He said the U.N,'s Dispute Tribunal ruled in his favor but that the financial sum was so small that his treatment could discourage others from coming forth to report corruption. Brett Schaeffer noted in his introduction that the United Nations was invited to send a representative to the event but did not provide one.

Rogert Appleton participated via Skype. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
319981-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 16, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 23, 2014

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  • Jun 16, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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