Call for a complete investigation of illegal financial activities of UNIC-Tokyo, for the introduction of a system to enable citizens to participate in overseeing the proper use of monetary contributions to the United Nations, and for the introduction of a UN Freedom of Information Policy.
The illegal financial activities of the United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo (UNIC-Tokyo) that were uncovered earlier in 2008 can be said to be of the exact same structure as the illegal financial activities of 12 prefectural governments of Japan exposed by the investigation of the Board of Audit of Japan. These are illegal financial activities in which unused money at the end of the budgetary fiscal year were bank transferred and pooled with the vendors by placing fictitious orders to the vendors, a fraudulent practice known as “azuke”.
This is collusive relationship between bureaucrats and vendors, that is none other than the breeding ground of various forms of corruption. How can one say that procurement without wasteful spending of tax payers’ money is guaranteed in such a situation?
Consumers Union of Japan organized a meeting of citizens to pursue the allegation of illegal financial activities of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Tokyo, on 18 November, 2008, after having received information about the possibility of illegal financial activities.
Read the Resolution (pdf)
Letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (pdf)