Roger L. Simon

The Kofiklatura Up Against the Wall

Maybe I spoke too soon (again!) earlier today when I expressed a certain skepticism regarding the forthcoming Volcker Report on the UN Oil-for-Food scandal. The Financial Times has a somewhat more ominous take on what’s in store for the Kofiklatura. (How’s that for a neologism? I like it if I do say so myself.)

The man appointed to oversee a management shake-up at the United Nations has warned that it must brace itself for wide-ranging reform amid criticism that extends beyond the ranks of the American right.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Mark Malloch Brown warned the UN that there could be worse to come and that its management would feel the consequences from an investigation into allegations of corruption in the “oil-for-food” programme, which the UN administered for Iraq. (hat tip: Amazon #24)