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After Inner City Press Scoop on UNsexploitation Another Case in Uganda Insider Help Cover Up

By Matthew Russell Lee, Audio, Patreon Doc
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UN GATE, Sept 19 – The United Nations claims to have a zero tolerance for sexual exploitation by its staff and peacekeepers, but routinely covers up their abuses including the rape of children, withholding basic information which was provided to the Press under Ban Ki-moon but not now under Antonio Guterres. 

  Now there is a new scandal in the Karamoja region of Uganda - and those state media, retires and pro-Guterres correspondents allows into the UN by Melissa Fleming haven't even asked about it, instead asking propagandist Volker Turk about Trump and Biden, here and here. More on Uganda, crediting the source, below.

   Some context: Inner City Press, which Guterres has banned from the UN for 809 days as it asks about these and his abuses, on June 23 received from outraged UN whistleblowers video of sexual exploitation, they said, in a white UN-marked vehicle, here.  Now Instagram, Facebook.

  Inner City Press named to the UN the two men in the UN van: Michael Antoine and Ray Milan. The UN did not answer Inner City Press, but on July 2 Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Antoine and Milan were no longer being paid.

 Since September 9, this has been a lie, but Dujarric did not answer Inner City Press questions on September 14, see below.

  On Uganda, this from TNH (which we noted offered some credit to Inner City Press, as others did, on the Tel Aviv scoop) - "The United Nations has launched an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse and the exploitation of vulnerable women by members of its staff in Uganda’s drought-stricken northeastern Karamoja region.  The inquiry by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services, which began early this month, follows allegations by a whistleblower of sexual abuse and exploitation by a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) staffer against a “female victim” – and a more general pattern of serious sexual misconduct by other UN staff working in what is Uganda’s poorest region.  The allegations centre on the World Food Programme compound in the town of Moroto, and involve UN staff demanding sex from local women in exchange for food, and the hiring of sex workers who are brought onto the UN base, several UN personnel in Moroto told The New Humanitarian, speaking on condition of anonymity.  Staff of several UN agencies stay in the WFP compound, which provides office space and sleeping quarters in a region where more than 500,000 people are facing food shortages.  “We have been informed of the allegations made against UN staff residing at the compound managed by WFP in Moroto and are investigating,” Amanda Lawrence-Brown, WFP’s Nairobi-based regional spokesperson, told TNH.  “There is no place for any form of sexual harassment, exploitation, or abuse at the World Food Programme, including by non-WFP staff residing at compounds managed by WFP in the field,” she said. "

 But of course there is a place, every place the UN goes. And Guterres, Fleming and Stephane Dujarric ensure no questions, by ousting the Press and cavorting with pro-UN propagandist. Truly, this is a sexual exploitation conspiracy that should lead to arrests.

  The UN panel has recited (confirming Inner City Press' June 23 was the first) -- "On 23 June 2020, a widely circulated video appeared on social media showing two male individuals and a female individual driving along a busy street in a clearly-marked United Nations vehicle. The video captured one of the male individuals and the female in the back seat engaged in what appeared to be an act of a sexual nature as the vehicle was driven along a heavily trafficked street.1  The video was filmed on the evening of 21 May 2020 in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem.2 6. On 25 June 2020, Mr. Ben Swanson, Director, Investigations Division, Office of Internal Oversight Services (“ID/OIOS”), informed Mr. Alan Doyle, the UNTSO Chief of Mission Support (“CMS”) that ID/OIOS had received, “from 1  Amended application, annexes 6 and 7. 2  Ibid., annex 1. Case No. UNDT/NBI/2020/070 Order No. 172 (NBI/2020) Page 3 of 19 multiple sources”, a report of possible unsatisfactory conduct implicating UNTSO staff members in Jerusalem and that an investigation had been initiated.3 7. On 26 June 2020, Mr. David Rajkumar, an OIOS Investigator, informed the Applicant of the OIOS investigation that had been initiated. He further informed the Applicant that he was a subject of the investigation and that OIOS wanted to interview him. Mr. Rajkumar and Ms. Margaret Gichanga-Jensen, Chief of Section, OIOS/Vienna, interviewed the Applicant on 30 June 20204  and took possession of the Applicant’s smartphone and SIM card for forensic analysis.5 8. By memorandum dated 30 June 2020, Mr. Swanson provided Ms. Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General, Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (“USG/DMSPC”) with OIOS’ preliminary investigation findings and identified the Applicant as the occupant of the rear passenger seat.6 9. By memorandum dated 1 July 20207 , Ms. Martha Helena Lopez, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources (“ASG/OHR”) informed the Applicant that as a result of the OIOS investigation, the USG/DMSPC had decided to place him on ALWOP for “a period of three months or until the completion of the investigation and any disciplinary process, whichever is earlier” pursuant to staff rule 10.4 and section 11.4(b) of ST/AI/2017/1 (Unsatisfactory conduct, investigations and the disciplinary process). The Applicant’s placement on ALWOP became effective on 2 July 2020 when he received the ASG/OHR’s memorandum. 10. In a note dated 2 July 2020, Mr. Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, informed correspondents that according to information initally gathered during the OIOS investigation, two male international staff members who were in the United Nations Vehicle had been identified as having engaged in 3  Reply, annex R/1. 4  Amended application., annex 3. 5  Ibid., annex 16. 6  Ibid., annex 29; see also Reply, annex 3. 7  Reply, annex R/4. Case No. UNDT/NBI/2020/070 Order No. 172 (NBI/2020) Page 4 of 19 misconduct, “including conduct of a sexual nature” and that due to the seriousness of the allegations, had been placed on ALWOP pending the conclusion of the OIOS investigation. ... The application is granted in part, in that implementation of the impugned decision is henceforth suspended with respect to placing the Applicant on administrative leave without pay." So, he's being paid - yet another lie by Dujarric and Guterres.

  Inner City Press named the third man, the driver, as Juan Carlos Cunillera. Only after that was Cunillera put on leave without pay.

  On August 12 Inner City Press exclusively reported that Cunillera has been restored to full pay and posted the order on DocumentCloud here. Immediately afterward, Cunillera requeste and the UN granted the disappearance of the order, on which corrupt Guterres' equally corrupted spokesman Dujarric refused to answer Inner City Press' question. The Order is off the UN web site, replaced by this:

"On 12 August 2020, the Applicant filed a request for confidentiality, stating that due to the sensitive nature of his case, publicity that it received and potential prejudice that it posed for him, his name and other personal data should not be reflected in the Tribunal’s order. Deliberations 5. Pursuant to art. 36.1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Tribunal, all matters that are not expressly provided for in the rules of procedure shall be dealt with by decision of the Dispute Tribunal on the particular case, by virtue of the powers conferred on it by article 7of its statute. 6. In light of the above and considering the particulars of this case, the Tribunal finds it appropriate to grant the request for confidentiality."

  Too late, sleaze bags. Guterres Must Go.

In today's UN it is fine to use a publicly funded vehicle to drive around UN staff having sex. From the decision: "On 21 May 2020, the Applicant transported a non-United Nations person in an UNTSO vehicle. While the Applicant was driving, another male United Nations staff member, in the back seat, engaged in acts of a sexual nature, in a public and visible manner in the vehicle. By so doing, the Applicant failed to use the United Nations vehicle only for official purposes; his conduct could bring the United Nations’ reputation into disrepute; b. During the interview with OIOS, the Applicant knowingly provided false information to investigators, thereby failing to cooperate with the OIOS investigation; and c. The unsatisfactory conduct of failing to observe the standards of conduct expected of an international civil servant is of such gravity that it would, if established, warrant separation or dismissal under staff rule 10.2(a)(viii) or (ix)." Inner City Press has placed this decision, typical of UN corruption, on DocumentCloud here. Watch this site.

  Previously multiple UN  sources contacted banned Inner City Press with the name of the driver: Juan Carlos Cunillera. Here is in on an UNTSO procurement form; he previously worked for the UN in Haiti, where sex exploitation morphed into the killing of 10,000 Haitians by the UN.

 On July 17 Guterres' Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq, hired through nepotism due to his UNDP economist father, lied on camera. He said the leave - with education grants and insurance - of two of the three men in the 4x4 was "fast action." He did not mention that he has ignored and censored written questions from Inner City Press about the third man - the actual procurer.

Inner City Press continued reported: the procurement driver Juan Carlos Cunillera comes from the Dominican Republic - a member of the UN Security Council.

 After more than two weeks on July 27 Farhan Haq hours after Inner City Press was removed from the UN's briefing on COVID-19 and Cities whispered in his briefing, with no follow up by those allowed in, that a third man - who he did not name - was also put on leave without pay by UNTSO. Now Cunillera is restored to full pay - no word from the UN as of this exclusive report. We will have more on this.

  On July 13, 14 and 15 Inner City Press in writing asked Guterres, his deputy Amina J. Mohammed and spokespeople, including Sophie Boudre and Julie Hylton at UNTSO on deadline: "Inner City Press is reliably involved the driver was Juan Carlos Cunillera of UNTSO. Given his presence, and other irregularities, immediately explain why there are only two suspended and not three, and how this is not a cover up.  ALSO IMMEDIATELY DESCRIBE AND EXPLAIN, AS TO THIS CASE, the UN's "Carlog" technology, "used for driver authentication (swipe card used in the Carlog device before ignition)." It is important you answer about the UN's publicly funded (but defrauded) Carlog technology and its role in this cover up."

 But the UN refused to answer. Now Inner City Press from multiple sources can report that it was Ray Milan who used his ID to start the UN vehicle - but that, contrary to policy, Juan Carlos Cunillera took the wheel. They were, so to speak, taking turns. And Antonio Guterres is covering this up.  He should resign.

On July 2, as Inner City Press asked a question, here, at the non-UN press conference on the sex trafficking indictment of Ghislaine Maxwell (who held a UN press conference in Dujarric's room, then was denied bail on July 14), this:

"the two staff members have been placed on Administrative Leave Without Pay, pending the results and conclusion of the ongoing OIOS investigation."  This was (intentionally) misreported by Xinhua and others as a strong UN action, "discipline." It is not, even by the UN's own terms, in ST/AI/2017/1 and ALWOP  Section 11"

 Inner City Press has exclusively published audio of OIOS' Ben Swanson saying that one of Guterres' Assistant Secretaries General thrust his hand down the pants of a female staffer - and Guterres, "a politician," said to cover it up. Audio here, here on Patreon.

 Inner City Press will continue to demand re-accreditation. It has been two years, with no appeal, no roadmap, pure corrupt censorship.

  Despite the story now being reported from Austria to Israel to Switzerland, those let in from Al Jazeera and other publications asked nothing. We'll have more on this. Watch this site.


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