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UN Tribunal Supports Whistleblower in Quest for Investigative Report

, March 01, 2010

In a positive precedent for whistleblowers throughout the UN system, a United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) judge recently ruled that a whistleblower should have access to the investigative report about his retaliation claims (Wasserstrom v. Secretary-General of the United Nations).

Investigating Project Corruption No Longer Priority for UN

, January 13, 2010

A new report has found that the United Nations (UN) has stopped investigating casesinvolving the possible theft or misuse of millions of dollars and scaled back on self-policing over the past year.

U.N. OIOS: Watchdog or Lapdog?

, October 15, 2009

In honor of the 15th anniversary of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), the UN University hosted a panel today entitled “Watchdog or Lapdog?

Reports of Sexual Assault at the United Nations

, February 27, 2009

In the past month, GAP has been approached by three separate whistleblowers who have raised concerns about sexual assaults involving United Nations employees as victims, witnesses and perpetrators. (Similar disclosures have also surfaced on the website Wikileaks, as described in a separate blog entry). Although the specifics of these confidential cases vary, the similarities suggest that the United Nations may have a systemic problem in how it handles this serious physical crime.

GAP Releases Report on Proposed UN Office of Staff Legal Assistance

Bea Edwards, January 03, 2008

After an independent UN panel found the existing justice system at the organization to be “…inefficient, dysfunctional and lacking in independence,” the international body embarked on the process of internal reform. As part of these reforms, the panel proposed and the Secretary-General endorsed plans to replace the current Panel of Counsel with a new Office of Staff Legal Assistance (OSLA).