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UN GATE, Oct 17 – As corruption in the UN grows under SG Antonio Guterres, Inner City Press which Guterres has banned for its coverage receives more and more communications from UN whistleblowers. Here is one more:

"Guterres's reform flops . Mass layoffs at UN DCO due to mismanagement
To Matthew.Lee [at]

 Discontinuation of regional communication services"   “DCO senior management summer break results in financial mismanagement. “  Our 5 key DCO colleagues, who are senior regional communications officers,  contracts were terminated in a brutal manner due to DCO HQ mass mismanagement and lack of experience in managing funding. Among the affected staff a pregnant female whom DCO denies maternity rights.   Mismanagement of DCO must be investigated.

   Deputy director of DCO informed the effected staff that DCO is “ a starter entity in the system” and “ DCO individual managers do make mistakes” and “ that was “ unfortunate series of events” and the only solution to rescue DCO reputation is to terminate those 5 positions. More to come!

  On 6 October , the affected staff were informed by email that their positions will be abolished due to DCO mismanagement of cash” while DCO was still hiring roving 7 posts of p5s and other p4s.   DCO who claims transparency wants to cover up on their poor management by layoff  highly performing 5 regional communications officers hired by the global communications in service of the Reform within DCO regional offices. 

 On 13th October, DCO Deputy Director Rosemary Kalapurakal, told the affected staff ;   

1- In July and August, many senior managers were away. As a result, when there were acting managers in DCO, there were decisions that were taken and communicated that should not have happened as they were not aware of some of these issues. That is an unfortunate series of events.  2- Sometimes individual managers make mistakes. DCO has to own up to it and be accountable for it and whenever hard decisions are made, they need to be communicated with empathy and respect. In this case, that was not done and it should have been better communicated.

 But DCO can’t correct those mistakes now and the 5 staff affected have to be separate from service by 15th November.   3- “DCO is a starter entity”. She asked the affected staff to leave in silence and added . “ I’m aware of your torture. I’m not here to negotiate. The first thing a senior manager doesn't do when there is a problem is go broadcast it to the entire world. “

Please help us spread the word, and address questions to the SG and all RCs who are meeting at the moment in NY under the reform’s umbrella while our colleagues suffer from DCO mismanagement.   Member states should call for an investigation on DCO financial corruption.   The above statements are on record."

  Spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Farhan Haq refuse all questions; Melissa Fleming doesn't even answer the letter from pro bono law firm Quinn Emanuel. These people are corrupt. 


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