Wednesday, August 01, 2007

ByzantineSacredArt: UN Ethics Office Now Officially Informed

Ahtisaari Bribery Allegations: UN Ethics Office Now Officially Informed

Letter sent by American Council for Kosovo Director James Jatras on July 31, 2007, to Mr. Robert F. Benson, Esq., Director of Ethics Office at United Nations Headquarters, First Avenue at 46th Street, New York, NY 10017






July 10, 2007

Dear Mr. Benson:

I am writing to you with regard to my letter to the Secretary General of July 24, 2007, with the referenced GIS/D&FA Special Analysis, concerning a matter directly within the area of responsibility of the Ethics Office. The contents of the referenced letter and the attached analysis are self-explanatory.

Given the Secretary General’s emphasis on anti-corruption and ethical standards at the United Nations, and your own extensive experience in this field, I am confident you and your office are giving this matter the serious attention it deserves. Especially in light of the severity of the allegations against Mr. Ahtisaari, it is clear that even information from an anonymous whistleblower would trigger a transparent and in-depth inquiry, and these allegations certainly are based on more than that. If you wish, I can put you in direct contact with the head of the GIS/D&FA organization which issued the special analysis.

I respectfully request that you confirm, as a matter of public record, the actions that are being taken by the Ethics Office to look into this affair. I look forward to your earliest reply and can be reached directly at my office at 202.626.6248 or by e-mail at jjatras@ssd.com; I will plan to check with your office by telephone in the very near future.

James George Jatras
Director, American Council for Kosovo

Attached references:
(1) J.G. Jatras/Ban Ki-moon letter, July 24, 2007;
(2) Global Information System/Defense & Foreign Affairs Special AnalysisEvidence That UN Special Envoy for Kosovo Martti Ahtisaari Received Albanian Mafia Bribes for Kosovo Independence,”
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How Can You Help

In addition to signing the petition requesting full and transparent UN investigation into the allegations of former UN Special Envoy for Kosovo Martti Ahtisaari being bribed by Albanian Mafia to rig the Kosovo province negotiations and propose severing of the southern Serbian province to the UN Security Council, you can also help by writing to the UN Ethics Office Director, Mr. Robert Benson, at ethicsoffice@un.org.

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