Skip to comments.Annan refuses to fill out financial disclosure form despite urging from top aides
Posted on 09/15/2006 12:09:08 AM PDT by FairOpinion
UNITED NATIONS Secretary-General Kofi Annan has refused to fill out a newly minted U.N. financial disclosure form, rejecting advice of his inner circle that doing so would send a good signal as the U.N. seeks to counter allegations that it is closed to public scrutiny, U.N. officials said Thursday.
The U.N. unveiled new rules last year that tightened staff financial disclosure requirements in effect since 1999. Annan is not required to fill out the form because he is technically not a staff member.
Nonetheless, two U.N. officials told The Associated Press that several of Annan's top aides had recently urged him to disclose his finances. They argued that even though he is not a staff member, he is the chief of the organization and should embody its reform ideals.
Annan's refusal is awkward because Malloch Brown and Annan's chief spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, had both promised that he would fill out the form. Annan has been a leading advocate of reforms aimed at cleaning up the U.N. and its image in the wake of corruption claims in its procurement division and the oil-for-food program.
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I bet Annan doesn't want to disclose his finances -- for allthe world to see all the maoney he got from Saddam, Iran, Syria and all the terrorist nations, to thwart any sanctions against them.
....well, the UN won't force Iran to do anything, I doubt they'll make Koffi do anything...
Why does this question suddenly cross my mind...Has Kerry released his form 180 yet ? LOL!
Don't laugh -- Kerry may want Kofi's job.
Quick... check the freezer.
And this is news ?
Coffee will never confess yet we all know the truth.
Bill Clinton wants Kofi's job.
I'm so surprised. Shocked even. No, no, no, it must not be true.
Looks like a South Korean is leading the list of candidates.
According to the UN rotation, the next UN Secretary should come from Asia.
But what I don't understand, that if they have this rotation in place, why did Kofi get two terms? They should just have one term each.
South Korean moves ahead in race for U.N. top post
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:24 AM IST
I'd like a national vote on whether we stay in this stink-pit.
It would not surprise me if one of the Republicans vying for the 2008 presidential nomination made getting the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US one of his major campaign issues.
Correct. He is a big time crook!
Well of course the crooked POS isn't going to delcare anything. Whose gonna make him, and what are they gonna do to him if he doesn't.
I say strip him naked....toss him into a chilly room....and play Red Hot Chilli Peppers loudly. Wait...that's torture isn't it?
It's good to be the King.
This is a joke, right?
The Democrat's cut and run policy should include the UN.
That line by itself is enough to discredit this whole article and source.
No worries, Kofi has done his best to destroy any credibility that the UN may have had...
The UN needs to be dismantled and it's members deported.
They could pass a resolution threatening to do something. That's what they do best.
"It is hereby resolved that if Koffee does not release his financial forms by January 15, 2007, he will cease to be Secretary-General. Should his term of office end before this date, this resolution shall have no power just like all the other ones we pass."
Gee. What a surprise.
Put me down as a "NO"!
Smirking. Oil-for-food scandal? Was there really a scandal of the century involving oil-for-food? I do not believe I read or heard much about this in or from every important media outlet and I know that if it was a meaningful story it would have been heavily covered. < sarcasm off >
Anyway, Kofi probably thinks his son got into enough trouble for the whole family.
It behooves Kofi to release his financial disclosure form especially in light of his son's involvement in the oil-for-food debacle. But again, logic is lost on the left.
He's not going to be hurting when he retires in 1/1/07.
Ah. a perfect democrat. Do as I say, not as I do and use everybody elses money to promote my edicts.
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