July 12, 2006

July 12, 2006: Kofi Annan has not even deigned to disclose ...

whether he himself has filed one of the U.N.’s new “disclosure” forms ... include information about financial interests of immediate family members ... deadline May 31, Annan hasn’t turned anything in.


No Free Parking -- It’s daylight at the U.N. inside a federal district courtroom. July 11, 2006, Claudia Rosett

[....] In the latest U.N.-related bombshell, the jury heard on Monday that [Tongsun] Park around the year 2000 was allegedly paying the private-office expenses in New York of former U.N. eminence Maurice Strong. At the time, Strong held the U.N.’s third-highest rank of under-secretary-general, and was serving as a special adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

[....] What has been coming to light, as the jury has heard one government witness after another detailing the alleged business deals of the 71-year-old Tongsun Park, is the extent of the financial ties over the past decade between Park and Maurice Strong. There is no sign that anyone at the U.N. even inquired into these matters at the time, let alone disclosed any of this to the public. [....]


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