Skip to comments.Did U.N. Program Secretly Funnel Money to North Korea?
Posted on 12/12/2007 6:59:17 AM PST by Kaslin
NEW YORK — Did the United Nations Development Program use an American charitable organization to secretly funnel nearly $2 million, and perhaps much more, to North Korea — over and above the millions in hard currency it is already known to have given the Kim Jong-il regime in violation of its own rules?
UNDP documents seen by FOX News raise those questions, and others about the relationship between UNDP and the humanitarian group Mercy Corps, also known as Mercy Corps International. The documents show millions of dollars allocated to Mercy Corps International for North Korea seem to have escaped normal UNDP oversight.
Both UNDP and Mercy Corps have rejected the idea of any direct dealings on North Korean territory, and spokespersons for both organizations told FOX News that their only joint project in the region operates solely in China, in a region adjacent to North Korea.
UNDP says it suspended all its operations in North Korea when the Kim regime refused to cooperate in an investigation of UNDP funding and staffing methods in the country, as well as the unexplained presence of thousands of dollars of counterfeit U.S. money that was stashed in a UNDP safe in Pyongyang.
Nonetheless, according to the internal documents seen by FOX News, close to $2 million in UNDP money was disbursed to Mercy for a project clearly labeled “MCI-DPRK” (the acronym for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as North Korea is formally known), and numbered in the UNDP book-keeping system as 12431.
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That would be a real shocker.
Hey, cognac and Japanese actresses don’t come cheap, y’know.
>>a project clearly labeled MCI-DPRK
So the answer to the question in the title is “No”. The U.N. OPENLY funneled money to North Korea. They didn’t even bother to cover their tracks.
Hey this is old news, and besides: Comrade Chia Pet is about to become George’s new best buddy.
did he look into his soul?
"The Korean Peoples Army thanks you."
This could be big.
He should have some pretty interesting and juicy insight and/or conjecture.
I smell a REAL rat here.
Come think of it some of Russian hookers don’t come cheap LOL!
The u.n. involved in something dirty, underhanded and against American interests.
Yeah, that sounds about right.
Maybe they had fast getaway motives for those rice burners they were trying to pass off for cars some years back...?
I know their answer for this, too. Trickle-down effect. After he had all booze, women, and lots of bombs he can possibly have, he might, just might, spare what is left of it, a really tiny portion of what he originally got.
They have a whole museum built about the Holocaust in D.C.
Blocks away, people in US federal government offices appease dictatorships every bit as horrible, IN OUR OWN DAY AND AGE, without the least bit of shame--for the sake of their resumes.
I spit on them and won't even offer them a handkerchief to clean it off.
They were good at turning others into sinners(moral criminals.) We should make them sinners of all time.
NEW YORK UPDATE: Following publication of this story, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino told FOX News that “we are aware of these allegations. We are working hard to ensure the allegations receive a full investigation.”
Perino added: “Our Ambassador for U.N. reform and management, Mark Wallace, specifically works with the U.N. on these issues.”
I am not sure.
At the present, Ms. Dana Perino of the White House is being roundly characterized in the Japanese press as "Stupid".
They brought up that she had hardly any knowledge of the Cuban Missle Crisis when it was brought up in the form of a question in a recent Press Conference.
Affirmative action at work. I have seen bubbleheaded blondes who have tele-charisma (and little else) move to the front of the line during my stints in business, believe me, it (diversity first, merit second), exists.
FYI ping, backhoe :)
Ah, yes- that Den of Dictator-enablers & Thieves needs mo’ ( of our ) money:
“American officials said that at an estimated $5.2 billion more than $1 billion of which will be financed by American taxpayers the United Nations’s “regular” budget represents the largest funding growth in the organization’s history.”