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UNFPA Kanem Lavished Public Funds on Son OIOS Told of Sexual Exploitation No Answer

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UN GATE, June 27 – How corrupt is the UN under Antonio Guterres? Well, Inner City Press has repeatedly reported on UNFPA's Natalia Kanem and her misuse of taxpayers' funds for her son - and now, sexual abuse promoted by UNFPA. From sources to Inner City Press, which Guterres's spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming refuse to answer:

Hello Inner City Press, The information below and the evidence attached,about Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, has been brought to the attention of OIOS but as usual they might try to look the other way, as if it doesn’t matter. So, this must be brought to the attention of the public and especially the member states who are apparently paying lip service to the ‘zero tolerance’ slogan.  This is clearly a case of corruption, high ethical misconduct and sexual predation. We shall see if the UN high command will again sweep this under the carpet. The hypocrisy is breathtaking.   Conflict of Interest by the ED of UNFPA -

How Natalia Kanem Made UNFPA Pay $10,000 for her Son's Vacation   We have information for you in relation to Case number OIOS/0519/24. Further to the many stories now circulating about the conflict of interest by Natalia Kanem in her misuse of power and role as Executive Director of UNFPA. We have proof from whistle blowers about her son, Mandela Gregoire. If this is true, it is a very bad misconduct of a high order and should be accordingly treated  We get information showing that UNFPA money was used to pay for Mandela's vacation trip in December 2019, for the ‘Year of Return' celebrations in Ghana. It look like normal thing, and no one should normally criticize someone for vacation. But the problem is the vacation was paid by UNFPA money.

 We have reliable information saying his travel expenses, hotel, and chauffeur were paid by UNFPA funds, because of his mother's orders. It is not clear why or how this happened, because he is not staff and he did not work for the organization.  It is important to investigate if this action follow the organization's rules.  We have evidence, like the hotel invoice, showing that the expenses were billed to UNFPA.

 More worrying is a young female intern from the UNFPA office in Ghana, who stay with him during his visit, maybe for sexual reasons, because he is the ED's son. Surveillance video from the hotel proves this fact. The power between a young intern and the ED's son is bad for possible sexual exploitation.

 Also, information we have shows that Mandela was introduced to the country office by Dr. Kanem herself, which goes against her promise to fight sexual exploitation and harassment. In the case, she aid and abet it  When investigating this misconduct, it is not good to only ask people like the Country Representative and Deputy Representative at that time, because they might not tell all truth.

The former Country Representative in Ghana, Mr. Edward Ojuolape, who managed this, is close to Natalia Kanem, having work as her Chief of Staff before, and she call him 'my son’. He might hide important information. The former Deputy Representative, Madam Erika Goldson, another close person because they are both from Caribbean, might also not want to share important details.

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