The outgoing head of the United Nations’ internal oversight office has said that U.N. is drifting into irrelevance due to the rigid actions of Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
Head of the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services, Inga-Britt Ahlenius of Sweden relinquished her post last week. The Washington Post newspaper quoted her as saying that under the poor leadership of Ban Ki Moon , the world body was “falling apart” and becoming irrelevant.
The latest criticism of Ban’s performance at the helm of the United Nations, first reported by the Washington Post yesterday, comes as his aides weigh the former South Korean foreign minister’s prospects for a possible second term.
The Reuters news agency quoted former head of the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services as saying that under the Secretary General’s watch there is no transparency and there is lack of accountability.
Ahlenius said Ban Ki Moon had undermined the independence of OIOS, which investigates suspected wrongdoing at the United Nations, by preventing her from making the U.S. head of the disbanded U.N. Procurement Task Force, head of OIOS investigations.