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U.N. Secretary-General's Lack of Leadership Undermines Accountability

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Publication Date: September 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Brett D. Schaefer

Series: WebMemo

Topic: International relations (International and regional organizations)

Keywords: Asia and the Pacific; whistleblower; whistleblowers; ki-moon

Type: Brief

Coverage: Korea (North)


Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon sided with the U.N. Development Program after it fired a whistleblower who helped the United States uncover a scandal involving the program's activities in North Korea. The United States must demand that the secretary-general implement ethics reforms.