Monday, April 12, 2010

UN Agency Punished Somalia Whistleblower

A United Nations Development Program (UNDP) whistleblower and GAP client was recently vindicated by the UN Ethics Committee. However, the UNDP refuses to disclose information about their investigation. After Ismail Ahmed blew the whistle on corruption in UNDP’s Somalia program, he was retaliated against by officials and transferred to another office without proper visa support. The UNDP Somalia office later told a potential employer not to hire him because of his “silly non-proven accusations.” Ahmed had reported fraudulent payments and contracts in the program, and said it had supported a company with suspected links to Islamist militants.

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