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Saturday, October 06, 2007

The lies from within

Courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald

A former Australian investigator says only the liar, fraudster and nepotist can survive the UN's culture.

"The oil-for-food scandal taught them nothing" … Francis Montil, the former Australian United Nations investigator who sought out corruption around the world.

WITH his round wire glasses, shoulder-length hair and leather jacket, Francis Montil looks - and sounds - more like a French film director than a globe-trotting investigator and counterespionage expert.

As the former deputy director of the United Nations' internal investigation arm, Montil has travelled the world and what he has witnessed has left him deeply troubled.

His disillusionment with the UN is palpable. "The culture" he says, is one in which "the hypocrite, the liar, the fraudster, the nepotist and the dilettante is more likely to survive and progress than the average thinking reasonable man or woman".

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