This is part of a series on an excellent documentary on whistleblowers who are exposing corruption at the heart of this billion dollar organisation. You can read part one, which contains a link to the documentary here👇
Part one covers the testimony of a woman who worked for the Human Rights Council, at the United Nations. She exposed the U.N for naming Chinese dissidents (Ughur Muslims) to the Chinese, U.N delegation. To prevent her speaking on a virtual seminar, covering the issue of Ughur muslims, Swiss police were dispatched, by the United Nations, to try to section her. She was thus prevented from speaking. Embedded in that post is an article, by Vaisax Sundar, who asks why money to fight the A.I.Ds virus is being used to fund “Transgender” medicine in India.
You can read Part 2 here:
Part Two covers alleged financial corruption at the U.N. The whistleblowers, in this case, had their reputations destroyed. One of them had his name leaked to the U.N employees, in Kosova, who he had accused of corruption, he feared for his life. The other man has been investigated for four years accused of using prostituted women.
Part 3 will cover Haiti
The United Nations embarked on a ”peacekeeping” mission to Haiti, during which time their negligence led to the introduction of Cholera, not seen there for over a hundred years, and the deaths of 10,000 people. The troops, stationed there, were also accused of multiple rapes of women and children.
We first meet Phillip Alston.
UK readers may recall Alston for his strong criticism of the Conservative government, in 2010.
Alston is not very complementary about the current Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonia Gutteres. Alston argues that successive SGs are ambition men, who prefer to turn a blind eye when confronted by wrong-doing. He is also critical of his predecessor Ban Ki Moon.
A local journalist covered the outbreak of Cholera and how it was traced back to raw sewage leaking from a U.N. base. A mother talks about the loss of her daughter who told her ”Mum you are going to lose your little girl”. After her death she could not bury her daughter who’s body was thrown into a pit. An attempt to obtain compensation failed because the United Nations, has immunity from prosecution.
Alston authored a report on the Cholera which contained the following:
Ban Ki Moon would eventually make a public statement apologising for the U.N’s role in the cholera outbreak. There would be no compensation for the victim’s families.
Sexual Abuse in Haiti
Next we meet a survivor of a rape by a U.N solder, she recounts how her mother had no food for her but soldiers were handing out cookies to local children. She went to the base, in her school uniform, and was brutally raped.
Local journalist, Jeremie Dupin, explains how we alerted the United Nations to the many rapes committed by their staff.
He goes on to explain that this was not isolated cases but this was widespread and systemic, U.N, personnel were behaving as if they were above the law.
Another U.N official becomes visibly distressed when addressing issues of sexual abuse/rape by U.N personnel. Like many of the other participants he began feeling proud of his employer but this turned to shame as multiple allegations of sexual offences emerged.
Eventually Bambera left the organisation
The sexual abuse is not confined to third world countries. Female participants speak of a culture of sexual harassment. Jobs offered with demands for sexual favours. The women were forced to adopt strategies to stay safe. One woman talks of hiding in the women’s lavatories standing on the toilet so their shoes were not visible. Two woman talk of attempts to drag them out of an elevator to take them back to his room. One of the women named her attacker to her counsellor. As soon as she names him he told her there was nothing he could do. The perpetrator was his boss.
Surveys of U.N staff show a third had been sexually harassed/assaulted. Management sided with the perpetrators and one woman was fired based on false allegations. A woman hired to address the issues left because too many senior managers are complicit. This is what she had to say:
The final segment is chilling. A leaked conversation is played revealing that the fish rots from the head. Antonio Gutteres is named as cutting off a member of staff reporting the blatant sexual abuse that hapoened to a seior woman, by a man who put his hand inside her trousers. Another commentator says, in his view, the United Nations are corrupt at all levels. This makes the United Nations complicity in removing sex based protections, for women, all the more sinister. My next piece will cover their role in attacking sex based rights for women.
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