Press Releases

    SG/SM/9793
    1 April 2005

    UN Says Charge Letter Issued against Dileep Nair Based on Findings of Volcker Report

    NEW YORK, 31 March (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    We yesterday issued a charge letter against Dileep Nair based on the adverse finding made against him in the report of the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC).  Separately, we are initiating an independent, third-party review of allegations made against him by the Staff Council to determine whether a full, external investigation is warranted.

    We are also today announcing the shortlist of candidates of the Office for Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) to replace Mr. Nair at the conclusion of his non-renewable five-year term, which concludes on 23 April 2005.

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