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Coburn Says U.N. Day Highlights Need for Reform

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Location: Washington, DC

Coburn Says U.N. Day Highlights Need for Reform

Unveils Web site cataloguing areas needing oversight

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released a list of current U.N. scandals today on the 62nd anniversary of the United Nations. The U.N. charter declares the purpose of the world body is to maintain peace and security, develop friendly relations based on respect for equal rights and self-determination, and encourage respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. Unfortunately, 62 years later, the United Nations is incapable of living up to its charter.

For years, there have been attempts to reform the United Nations, both from the secretariat and from the world body's donors. Unfortunately, all reform efforts have failed.

"The best way to honor the United Nations on its birthday is to help the organization cure its cancer of corruption, fraud, secrecy and impotence that is preventing the United Nations from achieving its mission," Dr. Coburn said.

To that end, Dr. Coburn has unveiled a Web site, the United Nations Watch, cataloguing the growing list of scandals and released the following list of examples currently plaguing the United Nations:


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