Watching Government: Aid auditing

The United Nations Security Council Mar. 31 agreed to commission an independent panel to investigate corruption charges within the UN's now-defunct Iraq Oil-for-Food program.The probe replaces an internal UN audit that began after news reports alleged that UN officials, private companies, and contractors defrauded the assistance program by engaging in kickback schemes with high-level officials of President Saddam Hussein's regime (OGJ, Apr. 12, 2004, p. 17).The panel, whose members will be announced this month, is directed to give its findings to the Security Council in 3 months. The final report will be made public.Good intentionsThe UN's Oil-for-Food program began in 1996 as...

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