Editorial - The UN's conflicts

The Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) investigating the Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq has cleared United Nations Sec.-Gen. Kofi Annan from wrongdoing in relation to money his son Kojo received from a program contractor. But it levels serious charges against the son, the contractor, and the UN’s response to disclosure of the payments.The IIC’s second interim report focuses on dealings of the Swiss company Cotecna Inspection SA, which inspected Iraqi Oil-for-Food imports from December 1998 until the program ended in November 2003. Kojo Annan worked for Cotecna as an employee from late 1995 until early 1998-before Cotecna won the UN contract. After his employment ended, Kojo Ann...

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