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United Nations Development Program: A Case Study Of North Korea

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Location: Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

Agenda

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. 

Witnesses

Panel 1

  • THE HONORABLE ZALMAY KHALILZAD
    United States Ambassador to the United Nations
    New York, NY
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  • THE HONORABLE MARK D. WALLACE
    United States Ambassador for United Nations Management and Reform
    New York, NY
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Panel 2

  • MR. THOMAS MELITO
    Director, International Affairs and Trade
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
    Washington, DC
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Panel 3