Csae Study: Index
>Management and operational deficiencies of the undp program in north korea
>The dprk used its relationship with the united nations to execute deceptive financial transactions
>Transfers of un funds to a company that, according to the us state department, has ties to an entity involved in dprk weapons activity
Introduction: In March 2007, the United Nations Development Program (“UNDP”) suspended its operations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“DPRK”), commonly known as North Korea. This unprecedented step stemmed from the DPRK’s refusal to agree to UNDP measures to increase the transparency and accountability of its programs there. This Report presents evidence obtained by the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (the “Subcommittee”) regarding management and operational deficiencies in the UNDP program in North Korea. These deficiencies rendered UNDP vulnerable to manipulation by the North Korean government.
Executive summary: Since 2004, the Subcommittee has conducted a bipartisan investigation into evidence of waste, fraud, and abuse in United Nations programs and operations. The first phase of this investigation examined the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program and resulted in four Subcommittee hearings and five staff reports disclosing evidence of poor management, misconduct, and financial corruption associated with that program…
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