In a detailed expose on FOX News, FDD’s Claudia Rosett traces the “long and murky” career of Maurice Strong, one of the U.N.’s most controversial figures. Strong, who stepped down in 2005 as the UN.’s special envoy to North Korea, played a key role in “what the U.N. has become today” — from Oil-for-Food to the latest scandals involving U.N. funding in North Korea.
During his career, Strong launched a number of large-scale projects and dubious reforms that, Rosett reports, “nurtured the U.N.’s natural tendencies to grow like kudzu into a system that now extends far beyond its own organizational chart. In this jungle, it is not only tough to track how the money is spent, but almost impossible to tally how much really rolls in — or flows through — and from where, and for what.”
“All this,” Rosett explains in her article, “is just a sampling of the tangled nest of personal relationships, public-private partnerships, murky trust funds, unaudited funding conduits, and inter-woven enterprises that the modern U.N. has come to embody — and which Maurice Strong has done so much to create.”