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UN staff to vote on no-confidence motion against Annan

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Source: AP

UN staff are expected to make an unprecedented vote of no confidence in Secretary-General Kofi Annan, union sources say, after a series of scandals tainted his term in charge of the world body.

The UN staff union, in what officials said was the first vote of its kind in the almost 60-year history of the United Nations, was set to approve a resolution withdrawing support for Annan and senior UN management.

Annan has been in the line of fire over a series of scandals including controversy about a UN aid program that investigators say allowed deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to embezzle billions of dollars.

Staffers said the trigger for the no-confidence measure was an announcement this week that Annan had pardoned the UN's top oversight official, who was facing allegations of favouritism and sexual harassment.
WOW!
 

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Damn.

I need to follow this a little more closely.

One of the things we were always aware of was that there was something amiss with the oil for food program. We had also known that France and Germany had gained from oil sales from Iraq and we had suspected that the reason for not supporting the war was due to economic losses, but in all reality, I don't think we had any idea that this problem had spread so far up.

(and by "us" I'm actually refering to my family)
 
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