Monday, February 12, 2007

Bringing Transparency to the Global Fund at the UN

They should make Tom Coburn President for all that he's done. "One doesn’t have to think of oil-for-food to know that if the UN is running your expense account, there could be problems." No, unfortunately, one does not. From the same article in

It is easy to admire the Global Fund for the good work that it has achieved. But its early successes may be forgotten if it becomes just another corrupt UN scheme. The Global Fund may not like it, but Senator Coburn’s transparency initiative may save its reputation along with the lives of millions.
What I'm not clear on is why our governments have been allowed to write blank cheques to organizations like the UN who seem at times better at press releases than real acts of good work without some requirement of accountability and/or transparency.

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