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As Ban Ki-moon & Son In Law Defend Nepotism Despite ICSC, Nephew’s Mercedes Games

By InnerCity Press - Mon Sep 12, 4:42 pm

By Matthew Russell Lee, Follow Up on ExclusivesUN System, September 12 — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in late August awarded the top UN job in Kenya to his own son in law, Siddharth Chatterjee, and did not even recuse himself.This is contrary to the ICSC Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service, for alleged violation of which UN system whistleblowers such as Moncef Kateb of WIPO have been fired. But Ban does it openly: something about a fish and from the head, see below. After Inner City Press asked about this textbook case of nepotism, video here, Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric replied that an inter-agency advisory panel had been involved, before Ban signed the letter appointing his own son in law to the post. But Dujarric has refused to say who was on the panel, or who the other candidates were. Nor has he provided any information about Chatterjee’s activities in Sri Lanka. This is a new low for Ban Ki-moon’s UN, widely viewed as having failed in Sri Lanka in 2009, and on Yemen and Burundi and elsewhere in 2016. In terms of answering basic questions, when Inner City Press last yearasked about the questionable real estate dealings of Ban’s nephew Joo-hyun “Dennis” Bahn, with a company managing the 45th Street building of UNDP and who used the name of Ban and the UN to do dubious business, Ban’s Spokespeople said they would not answer questions about Ban relatives who are not UN staff. (Then Ban and his USG Gallach evicted Inner City Press, NYT here, petition here.)  Now they won’t answer basic questions about Ban relatives who ARE officials of the UN, promoted by Ban without recusal….

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