Jan 19, 2017
The nephew of former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, arrested for an alleged bribery and money laundering scheme, worked as a broker at a real estate firm that is also the U.N.’s landlord, and where the U.N. Secretariat spent more than $9 million on office space last year alone.
Jan 06, 2017
Six months after a United Nations watchdog report suggested better protection for UN whistleblowers, the global bureaucracy is about to produce a policy that could make a bad situation for those employees a lot worse.
Dec 14, 2016
The biggest high-tech fiasco in United Nations history -- the creation of a computerized management system known as Umoja -- is likely to cost another $104 million beyond its current $439 million budget before it is finished at the end of 2018 -- a full six years beyond its original completion date, according to the most recent estimates.
Dec 02, 2016
United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon has ended—sort of-- six years of UN stonewalling over Haiti’s mammoth cholera epidemic with a weak apology.
Dec 01, 2016
The Obama administration is introducing a last-minute barrage of costly environmental regulation pronouncements that Republicans have vowed to repeal as soon as possible after Donald Trump’s January 20 presidential inauguration.