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In Corrupt UN of Guterres UNODA Said To Harass Staffer to Death in Africa No Answers

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Radio
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UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Feb 14 – Today's UN under Antonio Guterres invites corruption, and refuses to answer questions about it. Today's example is UNODA, Disarmament Affairs: "Dear Matthew Russell Lee, Inner City Press:
 I am a whistleblower from within the UN reporting scandalous management at the UNODA under Izumi Nakamitsu. Unprecedented abuse and harassment of staff leading to staff resigning or sacked, with wave of risks of suicide. One staff harassed to death in the African center. All offices away from HQ victims of wrong supervision and management from secretariat, with mandate implementation disregarded, activities shrinking, staff being abused and sacked, obvious waste of public resource. There is an atmosphere of fear because of reprisals and sacking of competent staff. ODA staff in Secretariat, Geneva, Vienna, Lome, Lima and Katmandu know very well what is going on but live in fear of reprisals."

  And from the UN? Nothing - Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric has taken to refusing to answer any of Inner City Press' questions, despite his on camera promise. Melissa Fleming bans Inner City Press from entering to ask. They are corrupt.

  Last month Inner City Press asked Guterres and his spokesman Stephane Dujarric, "January 8-2: On Nigeria and corruption, given the charges against Damilola Ogunbiyi, please immediately state why she has been allowed to start as a senior UN official as of January 1, and what role DSG Amina J. Mohammed played." 

The question was never answered, despite Dujarric's on camera promise that questions from Inner City Press which he banned amid its questions would be answered.

   Now Damilola Ogunbiyi has surfaced in the UN, tweeting photos of herself with Amina J. Mohammed, and the current President of the General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande  - the same PGA position brought three (actually, more) times in a row by Chinese businessmen and the state firm CEFC China Energy which Guterres covers up his links to. Audio of Inner City Press radio appearance on all this on February 4, here.

    Inner City Press raised this to Guterres' Melissa Fleming, whose MALU summarily denied Inner City Press' filing to cover the UN General Assembly like hundreds of state media - no answer. Today's UN is corrupt. But we will not cease. What this site.


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