Location: Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations' held a hearing on January 24, 2008 entitled, "United Nations Development Program: A Case Study Of North Korea." In early 2007, reports surfaced of significant management failures in the operations of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in North Korea. Several months later, the UNDP took the unprecedented step of suspending its North Korean operations. The Subcommittee’s January 24th hearing examined UNDP operations in North Korea, reviewing such issues as inappropriate staffing, inadequate administrative and fiscal controls, inaccessible audits and insufficient whistleblower safeguards.
In conjunction with this hearing, the Subcommittee Staff issued a report entitled, "United Nations Development Program: A Case Study of North Korea." The Report is available via the link located at the top left corner of this webpage.
THE HONORABLE ZALMAY KHALILZADDownload Testimony (36k)United States Ambassador to the United NationsNew York, NY
THE HONORABLE MARK D. WALLACEDownload Testimony (17k)United States Ambassador for United Nations Management and ReformNew York, NY
MR. THOMAS MELITODownload Testimony (186k)Director, International Affairs and TradeU.S. Government Accountability OfficeWashington, DC
MR. FREDERICK TIPSONDownload Testimony (412k)Director, Liaison OfficeUnited Nations Development ProgramNew York, NY
MR. DAVID LOCKWOODDownload Testimony (412k)Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the PacificUnited Nations Development ProgramNew York, NY
MR. DAVID MORRISONDownload Testimony (412k)Director of CommunicationsUnited Nations Development ProgramNew York, NY
MR. ROBERT BENSONDownload Testimony (1290k)DirectorUnited Nations Ethics OfficeNew York, NY