United Nations LogoAccording to a leaked report from internal United Nations auditors, 43% of UN procurement investigated is tainted by fraud. Out of $1.4 billion in UN contracts internally investigated, $610 million was tainted by ten “significant fraud and corruption schemes."
Since 43% of the procurement contracts are tainted and the U.S. taxpayer contributes up to 25% of all UN funding, it is safe to say the entire U.S. contribution in this case has been lost to corruption and waste.
8 UN procurement officials have been suspended,
4 have been charged with management deficiencies or breach of U.N. rules, and
3 have been found guilty of bribery and related crimes by U.S. federal courts.
UN Procurement Task Force Report (108.9 KBs)
Oct 5, 2007