Editorial: The UN needs reform

The oil and gas industry should treat seriously the final report of the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) investigating the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq. The industry needs a credible, effective UN with which to align transcendent values of its global activities. But UN credibility is at risk.Oil and gas companies find and produce hydrocarbons to make money for their owners. Foreign governments grant them licenses to work in exchange for shares of otherwise unattainable wealth. The UN has strong reason to encourage this relationship because resource development, by stimulating economic development in host countries, can greatly enhance human welfare, its core mission. The...

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