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UN Guterres Biodiversity Chief Subject to Corruption Questions UNanswered Like Amina J Mohammed

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR Letter PFT Q&A, NY Post

UNITED NATIONS GATE, March 30 – How corrupt has Antonio Guterres made the UN? On the environment, he has a Deputy Secretary General who signed thousands of back-dated certificates to try to legalize the illegal export of endangered rosewood to China from Nigeria and China - and who never answered Inner City Press' questions about it, preferring to have it roughed and banned. As Executive Secretary of the UN Biodiversity Convention Guterres has Cristiana Paşca-Palmer; consider this sent to Inner City Press from her Romania asking "asks the Minister of Environment, Cristiana Paşca-Palmer, to urgently respond to the emergency traffic purchases in favor of the Conservation Carpathia Foundation, following an investigation by "Nostra Solva" - the Federation of Owners of Forests and Pastures in Romania and published in the daily "Power".  Owners of forests with a surface of up to 30 hectares will benefit ... "As president of the Parliamentary Committee on the Environment, but also of a simple citizen concerned about the situation of Romania's forests, I make a public appeal to Cristian Pasca Palmer, the responsible minister, to respond as soon as possible to the very serious accused in the press "Survey Nostra Silva. German Promberger, Conservation Carpathia Linker - Ministry of Environment », appeared on October 19 in the" Power "daily," said deputy Carmen Moldovan. The PSD deputy states in a press release that the investigation revealed "very serious information and indications of possible criminal offenses and guilty complicity" between the leadership of the Ministry of Environment, represented by Cristiana Palmer and state secretaries Erika Stanciu and Viorel Lascu, and various foreign businesspeople with major interests in forests, grouped around the Conservation Carpathia Foundation. "In essence, journalists claim that a publicly-funded public institution, the Ministry of the Environment, has been confiscated by private interests, and very powerful businesspeople have succeeded in putting their people in key positions by the end of 2015. Through the public functions that these people are now only promoting the good of those who have put them in office and supporting the robbery of Romania's forests, "the deputy communiqué said. Thus, PSD deputy Carmen Moldovan asks the Minister of Environment to clarify this situation and the accusations brought to him. "If the Minister of the Environment does not want to provide the public explanations that are being made then, as chairman of the Committee on the Environment, I will use all the legal and parliamentary instruments available to them to learn the truth. The accusations against Cristiana Palmer and his collaborators from the Ministry of the Environment are too serious to be hidden under pressure, "said the chairman of the Environment Committee of the Chamber of Deputies. Also, the PSD deputy addresses to the Minister of Environment, in his statement to the press, some questions: "1. Have you influenced the projects supported by your colleagues, millionaires in euros, from the Conservation Carpathia Foundation? 2. Have you influenced traffic for the project to build the Fagaras National Park, a business entirely controlled by your friends at the Conservation Carpathia Foundation? 3. How have you been rewarded for the devotion shown? 4. Are you going to resign from being the Minister of the Environment or are you expecting your friends to defend you? 5. Why did you not react publicly to the accusations brought to you, since they seriously harm the institution you are leading? 6. Did you inform the Prime Minister of the charges against you? Is he willing to tolerate another minister in his government to protect his private interests?" Birds of a feather, in the name of biodiversity. Guterres' UN is corrupt. He and his team refuse to even answer how he is spending more replacing and duplicating UN Resident Coordinators in an illusory reform for which he among other things sold out the Anglophones of Cameroon when that country's Tommo Monthe was chair of the UN Budget Committee. For weeks Inner City Press, whom Guterres had roughed up and ousted from covering the Budget Committee just after it questioned Monthe, has asked in writing for the names or even just countries of the Resident Coordinators being replaced with public money. No answers, sheer arrogant corruption. Now this, from the Lusaka Times: "Last year, United Nations, Secretary General António Guterres was forced to dismissed complaints and allegations raised against Janet Rogan in Zambia by the opposition UPND.  Fahran Haw, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary General said the allegations against Janet were not founded, ill-informed and were misdirected.  The UN also dismissed allegations that Rogan withheld an election outcome report and the audit of the voters role." So "Farhan Haq" a/k/a Farhan Haq will provide propaganda to the Lusaka Times, but has left these Inner City Press questions UNanswered: March 26-2: On "reform," on March 15 it was said that 27 new Resident Coordinators are being recruited. Since these are not on the SG's webpage, now this specific question:  Renaud Meyer has announced himself as the new Thailand RR -- - is/was this one of the 27 posts the SG and DSG are recruiting for? Where are these recruitment notices? Again, please immediately state which 27 RC positions are being recruited for, and how much it will cost the UN and the public.

March 22-3: this specific question:  Niloy Banerjee listed for past one month as Res Rep in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei - is/was this one of the 27 posts the SG and DSG are recruiting for? 

March 18-3: On "reform," on Friday it was said that 27 new Resident Coordinators are being recruited. Since these are not on the SG's webpage, please immediately state which 27 RC positions are being recruited for, and how much it will cost the UN and the public.... Etc.

  The reform for which Antonio Guterres began his and Deputy Secretary General ongoing sell out of the Anglophones of Cameroon is said to be a power grab by DSG Amina J. Mohammed from UNDP, whose Achim Steiner had to agree to being stripped of the system as a condition of getting made UNDP consigliere by Big Tony. This is how corrupt Big Tony has made the UN.

Inner City Press on July 5 was banned from entering the UN, the day after it filed a criminal complaint against UN Security for physically removing it from covering the meeting about the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' $6.7 billion peacekeeping budget, as witnessed and essentially cheered on by senior UN official Christian Saunders, tearing its reporter's shirt, painfully and intentionally twisting his arm and slamming shut and damaging his laptop. On August 17, Guterres' Global Communicator Alison Smale issued a letter banning Inner City Press from the UN - for life. With no due process. She and Guterres have put the UN in the US Press Freedom Tracker, here. Smale said, again, that the UN would answer Press questions to the Spokesman Stephane Dujarric and his Office; Dujarric said the same on camera. On March 29 more than two hours before a UN noon briefing by Dujarric's deputy Haq Inner City Press submitted 681 questions: "There are more than 300+ questions UNanswered. And Monday Sept 17, Tuesday Sept 18, Wed Sept 19 and  Thurs and Fri Sept 21, that whole week, no questions answered. Nor Sept 25, nor 28th - nor October 2 nor 3. While appreciating and using what was sent on March 28 in partial request to Inner City Press' questions about the UN bribery sentence of Patrick Ho of CEFC and CEFC's 2018 attempt to buy the oil company of Gulbenkian Foundation which paid the SG, no answers on Dec 17 or 18 or 19 or 20 or 21 - another FIVE days in a row, even as SG's direct conflicts of interest and failure to disclose emerge, and a newest low. No answers on January 30 nor 31 nor February 1 nor 4 nor 5 nor 6 nor 7 nor 11 nor 12 nor 13 nor 14 nor 15 nor 18 nor 19 nor 20 nor 21 nor 22 nor 25 nor 26 nor 27 nor March 1 - 27 (!) No answers at all during those four days of the US v Ho trial showing corruption in the UN says it all. This ban is just censorship - and Inner City Press must be allowed back into the noon briefing to ask its questions in person and follow up on them. 

March 29-1: On Nigeria, what are the comment and action of the SG and, separately, DSG Amina J Mohammed on that Federal High Court Thursday revoked the bail of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and ordered his arrest? 

March 29-8: On freedom of expression, what is the SG's comment and action if any on that lawyers in Chad on Thursday presented an application to the courts seeking an order to force government to lift a social media blackout. But the Appeals Court struck out the case allowing the government to continue the blackout which has been in force since March 2018? AGAIN, immediately explain how it is legitimate to ban from enter into the UN the media that has been asking about these and other questions, with no hearing or appeal.

March 28-1: On Cameroon, what is the SG's comment and belated action, if any, on Biya's Army's attack on Abuh, North-West region, which burned an entire neighborhood to the ground.  A woman in her 40s said she spent three days hiding in the surrounding countryside with her five children after the attack: “When I came back to the village, my house was gone, with everything inside. I am left with nothing but my clothes.” How does this square with UNFPA's current propaganda trip to Yaounde? 

March 28-4: On Pakistan and press freedom, what is the SG's comment and action on that Pakistani authorities are investigating five prominent journalists and a blogger for displaying the photo of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s on social media during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan last month? AGAIN, immediately explain how it is legitimate to ban from enter into the UN the media that has been asking about these and other questions, with no hearing or appeal.

March 25-5: On your / Spokesperson Dujarric's recent podcast interview, please immediately explain what was meant by a relationship with journalists of "mutually assured destruction" - and why the podcast links are mostly 404/no longer online. 

March 25-8: On the SG's March 22 appearance on 96th Street, please immediately provide the name of the UN DSS officer who spoke to NYPD on 96th Street to get them to restraint in advance Inner City Press while UN Photo and others like AP walked freely, the basis for this censorship and any and all records regarding it. 

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