UNESCO, like the whole UN system, is falling apart in corruption and fraud, Report informs.
Investigative journalists from many Western media are exposing corruption schemes in the UN system, including UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay.
Thus, Inner City Press notes that Azoulay’s dealings with private companies such as Prada, Louis Vuitton and Dior, among others, for his personal benefit, flourish unchallenged and unopposed by member states.
“When at the UN, helping businesses to make money is simply forbidden as totally against the rules, here comes the Prada company openly bragging about using the DG of UNESCO’s image for their own business profit.
Avoiding conflicts of interest is the duty of all UNESCO employees and is in the best interest of the Organization in order to preserve the individuals’ as well as UNESCO’s integrity,” reads the article.
The reality is obviously different, and Azoulay has proved that she has no intention of abiding by the rules when they conflict with her own private interests and financial benefits.
As in all dictatorships, UNESCO staff are not asked to think, but to obey and flatter their bosses. Thus, it is impossible for UNESCO to continue to be a laboratory of ideas.
Therefore, in order to recover and save UNESCO, it is necessary to think about getting rid of the current Director General as early as the General Conference in November 2023.
This UNESCO director-general should be dismissed for not respecting the ground rules which state that private companies are not allowed to advertise and make money on the basis of the image of a senior official holding a cushy UN job.
“The deep moral and corruption crisis in which UNESCO finds itself today may be resolved only by those who fund the Organization and take responsibility for taxpayers' money. This is where UNESCO stands today, a UN Agency propitious to the flourishing of corruption, embezzlement, abuse of power and nepotism,” reads the article.