Maybe someone can explain why this corruption is occuring. As I understand it, the UN has a $1.9 billion budget for 2006. This is substantially more than the money available to a number of the countries that are members. Surely, this is enough money to perform the reforms they are seeking to implement.
It seems to me that there needs to be a complete overhaul of the UN and the people who serve in it. The corruption that they allow, such as Sadam’s way of using the oil revenues, shows that these people do not have a real understanding of how the world and both national and business economic systems work.
Another problem I think is the current trend of using Celebrities as ambassadors. How can an actor or singer be expected to understand the complexities of their responsibilities.