(May 26, 2004) When will the real Oil-for-Food investigations begin?
Combating corruption in multilateral development banks: Statement by Patricia Adams to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
(May 25, 2004) Patricia Adams’ statement to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations regarding its investigation of corruption in multilateral development bank (MDB) projects.
(May 20, 2004) The company hired to monitor aid under the UN oil-for-food program in Iraq failed to staff key checkpoints, used unauthorized subcontractors, and could not account for "massive discrepancies" between reported and actual shipments of aid, says UN audit.
(May 20, 2004) Companies from Australia, the US and other countries paid a secret commission to Saddam Hussein’s government to secure contracts under the United Nations’ oil-for-food programme, Iraqi and occupation officials said yesterday.
(May 20, 2004) The independent panel investigating alleged corruption in the multibillion-dollar UN oil-for-food program in Iraq said Thursday it was pursuing claims of misconduct by UN staff and seeking access to Iraqi records.
(May 19, 2004) World Bank president James Wolfensohn has dismissed United States allegations that billions of dollars of bank funding was misused as “frivolous.”
(May 17, 2004) Iraq’s political leaders are sparring with the American occupation administration over who should investigate possible official and corporate corruption in the United Nations oil-for-food program.
The World Bank has lost about 100 billion dollars slated for development in the world’s poorest nations to corruption since 1946, nearly 20 percent of its total lending portfolio, according to a U.S. Senate committee.
(May 13, 2004) As much as $130 billion may have been lost due to corruption in World Bank loans, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Thursday.
(May 13, 2004) The world’s obsession with the Iraqi prison abuse story has obscured what could be one of the most expensive scandals in the history of the world: the United Nations’ Oil for Food program.
(May 12, 2004) The trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko is the second case in history of a former foreign leader being put on trial in the United States.
(May 10, 2004) The oil-for-food program for Iraq was the largest humanitarian-aid program ever undertaken by the United Nations. It appears it also provided the largest opportunity for corruption.
(May 10, 2004) President Bush wants investigators to get to the bottom of the oil-for-food scandal at the United Nations, which National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice says may have originated in a “corrupt underworld.”
(May 7, 2004) A UK banker heading the inquiry into allegations of corruption within the UN-administered oil-for-food program has reportedly claimed that politically motivated delays are obstructing the investigation.
(May 6, 2004) A government survey in Sierra Leone has revealed that the West African country’s public sector is still riddled with corruption, despite warnings from international donors that they would slash much-needed aid if the scourge was not tackled.