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The United Nations’ Management and Oversight of the Oil-for-Food Program

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Location: Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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The Subcommittee’s first hearing on the Oil-for-Food Program (“OFF Program”) laid the foundation for future hearings by describing how the OFF Program was exploited by Saddam Hussein. This second hearing examined the operations of the independent inspection agents retained by the United Nations and their role within the OFF Program. The administration of the OFF Program by the U.N. Office of the Iraq Program and the findings of the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services was also examined.


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  • The Honorable Patrick F. Kennedy
    Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform
    United States Mission to the United Nations
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