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In UN Bribery Case of Ng Lap Seng, Lorenzo's PPAF Arises, Hannaford's UNDP Is Sponsor

By Matthew Russell Lee, Photo here

UNITED NATIONS, July 13 –In the ongoing UN bribery trial of Ng Lap Seng, on July 12 government witness Francis Lorenzo described how he named the "bribery conduit" South South News, and the origins of the MDG / South South Awards which came to include UN officials from Cristina Gallach through Susana Malcorra to Sigrid Kaag, as well as Ban Ki-moon. A still existing group Lorenzo founded and used, the "Public Private Alliance Foundation" arose, as well as the fact that a UN official is scheduled to testify on July 13: Simon Hannaford, the chief legal officer of the UN Development Program. But there's a problem, beyond the absurdity of presenting the UN as a clear, rules-based victim of the alleged corruption when it's the UN lack of rules that allowed and continues to allow corruption. UNDP, Hannaford's employer, is listed as a collaborator of the Lorenzo-founded Public Private Alliance Foundation, here. We'll have more on this. The "Montessori Model UN" also arose, and this entity on which Inner City Press reported in May 2016 already then under UN censorship restrictions shows how UNreformed the UN is. Months after Lorenzo was indicted, this group was still holding events, with links to the UN Correspondents Association - Inner City Press reported on a now-removed "website, with photos of Ban Ki-moon and Garcia and a UN Correspondents Association member who while an UNCA Executive Committee member attended indicted Ng Lap Seng's August 2015 Macau event, saying on its website as of May 6, 2016 that it 'in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Grenada to the United Nations and the Montessori Model United Nations organized a High-level Meeting on Media, Education and Global Governance for the UNSDG at the New York Hilton Hotel. The key note speakers included H.E. Mr. Carlos Alberto Rojas Santos, Deputy Permanent Representative of Honduras to the United Nations; Mrs. Marcela Suazo, Director of South-South Unit, UNFPA; Mr. Diego Diaz, Trade Commissioner of Guatemala, Trade Office in New York;  Mr. Julio Pujols, Counsellor of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations; Mr. Haliscelik Kahraman, New York & UN Bureau Chief- Turkish Radio and Television- TRTWorld; and Mr. Yuntao Guo, Secretary General of the Global Governance for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.' But GG-UNSDG's website's administrator is Francis Lorenzo, who had pleaded guilty to UN bribery charges. Another connection to Ng Lap Seng is Christian Batres, involved in the website and in Sun Kian Ip Foundation before it. As Inner City Press reported, before and after its eviction by Ban Ki-moon, everything is for sale in Ban's UN. We'll have more on this.

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