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June 10, 2019

In Cameroon Pro Biya Media Echo UNSG Envoy Fall Praise of Killing Quoting Guterres NGOs Fine With Censorship

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UNITED NATIONS GATE, June 7 –After Paul Biya who has ruled Cameroon for 36 years on January 28 had his opponent Maurice Kamto arrested, Inner City Press again asked UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his spokesmen for their comment and action, if any. This came after Guterres had Inner City Press roughed up on 3 July 2018 after it interviewed Biya's Ambassador about the two men's Budget Committee deals and banned from the UN since - Guterres even tried to get Inner City Press banned from the Park East Synagogue, here, which was denied / dodged by his French spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who put up then took down a podcast in which he brags about his "mutually assured destruction" relationship with journalists, here.

 On June 4 Guterres' envoy Francois Fall told the UN Security Council, in French, that Paul Biya's government is providing aid. Tellingly, he quoted Guterres on the territorial integrity of Cameroun. Now pro Biya media there has celebrated Guterres' sell out: "Guinean François Louncény Fall who heads the UN Regional Office for Central Africa hailed the Cameroonian government’s peacekeeping actions towards settling the ongoing Anglophone crisis. This was yesterday June 4 during an office briefing.  He also encouraged authorities to conduct a further inclusive dialog with separatists as to find a lasting solution to the crisis. According to Mr. Fall, this is the best way to preserve the country's stability, which is vital for the sub-region. In that regard, he welcomed the announcement from Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute, on 9 May saying President Paul Biya was ready to engage in dialog on all issues, except those related to “separation” and “secession.”  This is a “step in the right direction,” said the UN representative. However, he pointed out, despite these positive achievements, the situation continues to deteriorate with frequent riots between secessionist armed groups and national defense and security forces." Riots?

On June 4 France through deputy Anne Gueguen said much the same; Belgium, as translated, referred to the "management of trans-humans." The UK's deputy Jonathan Allen said the UK shares Guterres' view. Maybe that's why his Mission withheld Cameroon and Yemen documents from Inner City Press, and minister Liam Fox bragged of UK-based New Age Oil's deal with Biya.

Inner City Press live tweeted the shameful UNSC session and uploaded Fall's failing statement here.
June 3, 2019

After Inner City Press Exclusive on Human Trafficking by NY Qatar Royals They Brandish US State Dept For Low Ball Settlement

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon

SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 1 – The Qatar ruling family's abuse of employees and laws was exposed in an off the record initial conference at in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on February 14; Inner City Press was the only media present.

Inner City Press wrote an exclusive story that day, February 14, then more in the following few days as more sources contacted us. Now it has learned that the UK's Daily Mail days later on February 21 false claimed an exclusive on the story, here.

Now Inner City Press can report that the Qatari royals' lawyers are on the cusp of succeeding in burying the case in mediation by JAMS. A low-ball settlement - except for attorneys fees -- been been submitted to SDNY Judge J. Paul Oetken on June 1. The total is $150,000, fully half being attorneys' fees; it is signed by the royals without any admission.

Tellingly, the cover letter states that "Defendants – who are members of the royal family of Qatar – noted that if they received certification from the State Department, they would potentially be considered diplomats entitled to full immunity, resulting in immediate dismissal of the litigation for lack of subject matter jurisdiction." So the Qatar royals used the threat of support from the U.S. State Department to cover up human trafficking. We'll have more on this - and there is more on Patreon, here.

May 27, 2019

On Cameroon Biya Rep Praises Sisi in Egypt Who UN Guterres Also Favors for Censorship

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video

UNITED NATIONS GATE, May 22 – After the UN Security Council on May 13 held belated "Arria formula" session about Cameroon, an informal one with no outcome on which even co-sponsors Germany and the UK refused to answer Press questions, hypocrisy and cover up of the UN's failure remain evident. Video by banned Inner City Press here.

  Inner City Press has asked UNSG Antonio Guterres and his spokesman Stephane Dujarric and others, "May 22-5: On Cameroon, what is the SG's comment if any and action if any at all on for example that Paul Biya's forces reportedly shot dead 4 month old Martha in Muyuka on 20th May?"

  Now Egypt, whose strongman Sisi pals around with UNSG Guterres who has handed investigative Inner City Press' long time work space in the UN to a Sisi state media Akhbar al Youm whose retired correspondent Saana Youssef has not asked a question in years is lavishing praise for its business with Paul Biya's Cameroun: in Cairo, "Cameroon Ambassador in Cairo Mohamadou Labarang commended the strenuous efforts exerted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to realize development in Africa.   The diplomat made the remarks late Monday during a ceremony held at the embassy on the Cameroon national day.   Labarang lauded the efforts exerted by Egypt under Sisi - the current chair of the African Union - to unite the continent and carry out development projects.   Thanks to Sisi, the African free trade agreement will go into effect by the end of May, he said.   He noted that the Egypt-Cameroon ties are excellent at the political level, voicing hope that the two sides would further cooperation in the economic score in the coming period.   Meanwhile, Egypt's Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs Maher el Adawi underlined the depth of ties between Egypt and African countries.   He noted that Sisi ordered all state bodies to further ties with African countries, referring to Sisi's visits to African states.   He added that Sisi will embark on a tour in eastern and southern African states within the coming few days." The blathering about business with Biya is just blood money. Inside the UN, Guterres' Global Censor Alison Smale, now leaving in August, controls a propaganda channel called UN News and a sycophantic press corpse including Sisi's retiree while mantaining her ghoulish no due process ban on Inner City Press, now in its 325th day. We'll have more on this.

May 20, 2019

On Cameroon After Belated UNSC Arria Ends With No Answers Biya Brags As Greenlight to Genocide

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video

UNITED NATIONS GATE, May 15 – After the UN Security Council held belated "Arria formula" session about Cameroon, an informal one with no outcome on which even co-sponsors Germany and the UK refused to answer Press questions, hypocrisy and cover up of the UN's failure remain evident. Video here.

   Because it was an informal meeting and the proponents would not answer questions and Antonio Guterres' UN has yet to provide requested information to Inner City Press, it has allowed Paul Biya's government to claim, in effect, that no meeting took place: "Some member states of the United Nations Security Council had an informal meeting on Monday to discuss the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Anglophone region of Cameroon.  A communiqué issued by the Cameroonian Ministry of External Relations however denied reports of a UN Security Council Meeting on the Anglophone region crisis.  According to the communiqué no such meeting is scheduled.    The communiqué further stated that, this meeting was a ‘’ free consultation entirely outside of the Council on the initiative of certain members who are interested in the humanitarian situation in Cameroon.’‘  It further added that outcomes of this meeting will not be binding on the government since the meeting was informal as specified by Cameroon’s diplomacy."

  Guterres and the member states who support his censorship have their role in this. As with Sri Lanka, it ends up being a greenlight to genocide.

The meeting ended without any outcome, after Paul Biya's longtime Ambassador Tommo Monthe lashed out at social media as UNSG Antonio Guterres does. Monthe told Inner City Press, as it asked about Biya cutting the Internet in the Anglophone zones, that Inner City Press could get thrown out of the UN. And it was, by Guterres, now 313 days and counting.

  In the meeting, China said the Biya can impose law and order - Xinjiang style, some wondered, through Guterres' alliance with China is even larger, including as their CEFC China Energy tried to buy the oil company of Gulbekian Foundation which paid Guterres. France's Francois Delattre said his country will work with Biya.

The EU's João Vale de Almeida, who tweeted a selfie with Monthe before the meeting assuring him the EU would be support, came through. He and the EU Mission have done nothing about Guterres' open censorship. These people are killing the UN.

   Inner City Press, banned from entering the UN for the 313th day in a row, asked UK Deputy Ambassador Jonathan Allen when his country expected to get out of the meeting. He said, "Hello Matthew" but just like his Mission, no substantive answer. Video here.

  Inside the meeting, he expressed surprise that the UK is viewed as pro Paul Biya, ignoring that his minister Liam Fox bragged about UK-based New Age's oil deal with Biya. Germany's speech was even less focused; they have not answered Inner City Press' Cameroon's questions, or done anything about the UN's censorship of the Press.

 (Inner City Press went and began interested at the Ambazonia / Southern Cameroons demonstration in the 47th Street park, in the rain, video here.)

May 13, 2019

On Cameroon Inner City Press Asked UK About May 13 UNSC Arria No Answer So FOI Request

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UNITED NATIONS GATE, May 11 – The UK which bragged about its New Age hydro carbons deal with Paul Biya's Cameroon now has refused to answer basic Press questions about Cameroon, even about a UN Security Council Arria meeting which it is co sponsoring. So Inner City Press has again submitted a Freedom of Information request to the UK FCO, below.

  After Paul Biya who has ruled Cameroon for 36 years on January 28 had his opponent Maurice Kamto arrested, Inner City Press again asked
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his spokesmen for their comment and action, if any. This came after Guterres had Inner City Press roughed up on 3 July 2018 after it interviewed Biya's Ambassador about the two men's Budget Committee deals and banned from the UN since - Guterres even tried to get Inner City Press banned from the Park East Synagogue, here, which was denied / dodged by his spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who put up then took down a podcast in which he brags about his "mutually assured destruction" relationship with journalists, here. After whispers from the UN Security Council about a belated UNSC meeting on May 13, early on the morning of May 6 Inner City Press submitted written questions, this one to the UK Mission to the UN which previously withheld all Cameroon documents in response to a request under the UK FOIA: "Press Q re Cameroon, any UNSC meeting, UK's Mission's position on that and continued banning of Inner City Press from entering UN - To Stephen Hickey, mission, Jaclyn Licht, Amy Quantrill, others: this is a Press request to the UK Mission as a member of the UN Security Council to be informed this morning of your Mission's knowledge of any upcoming UNSC meeting about Cameroon of any kind, including Any Other Business informal consultations, whether May 13 or any other date. Inner City Press wrote to the UK Mission about this previously, including in August 2018, and pursued its FOIA request to the ICO.     Also, what is the UK's position on the situation there and what will / would it seek to accomplish at any UNSC meeting (and if there is no meeting, why not). Relatedly, please explain how it is legitimate for the UN to bar entry to Inner City Press after ousting it while it covered the 3 July 2018 Fifth (Budget) Committee then chaired by Cameroon, and asked about this situation and other under-performance by the UN. Inner City Press' most recent application for re-accreditation to enter and cover the UNSC stakeout, submitted on 15 April 2019, was denied without explanation on April 17. ("Greetings Matthew LEE from ICP     INNER CITY PRESS,  Your media accreditation request, with reference no: M66561081, has been declined.") What has your Mission does, or what will it do, about this?" Five full days later, including after a UN noon briefing in which the first questioner ask about the UK royal baby, no answer at all.

 So Inner City Press has filed this FOI request: "FCO FOI Team:  This is request under the UK Freedom of Information act for the following records as that term is defined in FOI, including but not limited to all electronic records, emails, text/SMS message and communications in any form, involving the UK Mission to the UN in New York since July 3, 2018 regarding Cameroon or Yemen (on which the UK holds the pen in the UN Security Council), and regarding any UK national UN Under Secretaries General including but not limited to Alison Smale and any opportunity given by the UN Secretariat to the UK to replace her or gain a different USG position as she leaves at the end of this summer.  This request specifically includes all records related to briefings given by the UK Mission to the UN to members of the major international media (and any mentions of that term), as that information cannot legitimately by made public to some but not to the public. Given the situations in Yemen and Cameroon, I and Inner City Press asked for expedited processes of this request: faster than the 20 working days provided for. I specifically note the unacceptable delay, and improper withholding, that was found on Inner City Press' appeal to the ICO. I trust such an appeal will not be necessary this time.    

This FOI request is triggered by inter alia the UK Mission to the UN's refusal to respond to or even acknowledge receipt of a written request on May 6, reproduced below for the record, regarding a May 13 UNSC Arria formula meeting which the UK Mission is purportedly co-sponsoring. Such unresponsively is unacceptable and necessitates FOI request(s)."

  And we now report this: on May 13 the UN Security Council will hold on Cameroon the lowest of all forms of sessions on Cameroon, a so called Arria formula meeting of the type it held in 2009 on Sri Lanka after and before the killing of thousands, accomplishing nothing. Unlike even an Any Other Business consultation in the Security Council, all members do not even have to attend. A participant will be Guterres' UK humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock, who has refused to make even the most basic UN public financial disclosure. Note that Lowcock as a UK USG is covered by the above FOI request. We'll have more on this

May 6, 2019

On Cameroon FOIA Request to US UNresponded To As May 13 Whispered to AFP Not Yet On Program of Work

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UNITED NATIONS GATE, May 4 –After Paul Biya who has ruled Cameroon for 36 years on January 28 had his opponent Maurice Kamto arrested, Inner City Press again asked UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his spokesmen for their comment and action, if any. This came after Guterres had Inner City Press roughed up on 3 July 2018 after it interviewed Biya's Ambassador about the two men's Budget Committee deals and banned from the UN since - Guterres even tried to get Inner City Press banned from the Park East Synagogue, here, which was denied / dodged by his spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who put up then took down a podcast in which he brags about his "mutually assured destruction" relationship with journalists, here. Now after the US Mission to the UN has been silent on Guterres' corruption about Cameroon and his censorship, and did nothing after Inner City Press asked then Ambassador Nikki Haley about Cameroon in October 2017, here (and then after she left the charge Jonathan Cohen, again nothing), the US Mission and its spokesperson who has repeatedly refused Inner City Press' questions about Cameroon has whispered to Agence France Presse (AFP), which praises Gutteres, that it has gotten a UNSC meeting on May 13. It will be closed door, and the way the US Mission has done things to date, it may accomplish little. In fact, as of 5:30 pm on May 4, there was no Cameroon listed on the UNSC's Program of Work. Photo here. Nor has Inner City Press' September 2018 Freedom of Information Act request, here, been responded to. We will have more on this.

I
n the run up to the so-called National Day on May 20 - in New York, before having Inner City Press roughed up and banned, Guterres' chief of staff Maria Luiza Viotti and his Deputy SG Amina J. Mohammed partied with Tommo Monthe in a Manhattan townhouse singing "Buvez du champagne," Video here, from 4:30 -- this: "The insecurity in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon keeps paralysing activities in that part of the country despite the failure of administrative officials to admit the fact. The Divisional Officer of Alou, Lebialem Division of the South West region has convened a meeting in Dschang to prepare for the National Day celebrations.  Due to the insecurity in Alou, the meeting can not hold in the locality but in neighbouring Dschang in the West region of Cameroon." We'll have more in the approach to this ghoulish Cameroun National Day, including in New York. I
n the village of Ikata in SW Cameroon on April 26 Paul Biya's soldiers shot unarmed civilians including a woman named as Glory, and burned houses down.
While Guterres' UN does nothing about the outrage of Nigeria sending back to military custody refugees and asylum seekers, Julius Ayuk Tabe and nine others are expected in court on Monday April 29 where their hearing continues but they have now released a statement through their defense team saying they will not be appearing.  Their lawyers say given the fact that they have taken the matter to Appeal court all proceedings at a lower jurisdiction (military tribunal) must be halted as per the law on criminal proceedings.  The lawyers have since appealed a decision by the Military tribunal to judge the detained leaders in Cameroon despite the fact that they are refugees and asylum seekers. One would have thought that former UNHCR chief Guterres would not collude in this, but that was before the golden statue and UN Budget Committee deals with Biya's ambassador Tommo Monthe.  Guterres is killing what's left of the UN's credibility with his corruption and no due process censorship. Of course, Guterres and Dujarric won't answer questions from Inner City Press not only about Cameroon but even about how 27 new Resident Coordinators are being recruited. Their UN is increasingly corrupt. Guterres' envoy
Mohammed Ibn Chambas is ghoulishly lavishing praise on Cameroon and Amina J. Mohammed's Nigeria, which illegally refouled 47 to Cameroon, and on himself for what he called “remarkable progress” in demarcating the disputed Cameroon-Nigeria maritime border over the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula.  Obeying international law on non-refoulement? Not so much. But Big Tony doesn't care about that, quite the contrary.

April 29, 2019

UN Guterres In China Calls Belt and Road An Opportunity After CEFC Bribes and Oil Bid To Gulbenkian Which Pays Him

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR Letter PFTracker

UNITED NATIONS GATE, April 27 – Before Inner City Press was roughed up by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' Security on June 22 and July 3, 2018 and banned since then, it insistently asked for disclosure of how many of Guterres' publicly funded trips took him through his real home, Lisbon. The questions are not been answered by Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who on 2 November 2018 simply bicycled away as Inner City Press asked about Guterres' failure in Cameroon and attempt to get even Park East Synagogue to oust Inner City Press from covering his October 31 speech about tolerance. 

  And now on April 27 from Beijing, from Guterres' second craven Belt and Road Initiative speech in as many days as he conceals his links with BRI briber China Energy Fund Committee which tried to buy the oil company of Gulbenkian Foundation which has paid Guterres: "I can assure you, Mr. President [Xi Jinping of China], that the UN will do everything possible to help towards the success of the Belt and Road Initiative... the Belt and Road Initiative, with its huge volume of investment, is an opportunity we cannot miss." Guterres will do anything to conceal his own personal financing link to UN briber CEFC China Energy, through Gulbenkian Foundation whose payments to him he omitted from his public financial disclosure covering 2016.  From Guterres's April 26 singing for supper speech: "Convened by President Xi Jinping, we come together at this forum on the Belt and Road in the face of uncertainty and unease around the globe.      I want to recognize China for its central role as a pillar of international cooperation and multilateralism... United Nations country teams stand ready to support Member States in capacity and governance building, and in achieving a harmonious and sustainable integration of the Belt and Road projects in their own economies and societies in accordance with national development plans, anchored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The world needs to take profit of the Belt and Road Initiative to help close significant financing gaps for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, especially in the developing world, in particular, the need for about $1 trillion needed for infrastructure investments in developing countries.... The United Nations is poised to support the alignment of the Belt and Road Initiative with the Sustainable Development Goals, to share knowledge, and to make the most of the opportunities of this large-scale initiative for maximum sustainable development dividends.      Let us work together to restore trust by making good on the shared promise of the 2030 Agenda and our common commitment to leave no one behind.     Thank you."

Before 10 am on April 25, Inner City Press asked Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric, as well as Guterres' email address and that of his deputy and Alison Smale, "April 25-1: Now that SG Guterres is lavishing praise on China's "Belt and Road" please immediately provide the full transcript of Guterres' "interview with Chinese journalists" from which this propaganda came out: "UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that the Belt and Road Initiative is a "very important opportunity" to the world. With such a huge volume of investment for international cooperation as the Belt and Road Initiative, it is a "very important opportunity for enhancing the capacity to implement the sustainable development goals and an important opportunity to launch green perspectives in the years to come," Guterres said during an interview with Chinese journalists at the UN headquarters before leaving for the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. (Xinhua)." Immediately state how many staff of Xinhua and other Chinese state media the UN DPI/DGC has granted accreditation to to currently enter the UN. 

April 25-2: Immediately state how much Guterres and team's trip to China is costing, the size and composition of the UN delegation, and who is paying for it (given that even the PGA now discloses this information).  Again, state whether after the UN bribery conviction of Patrick Ho of CEFC, and CEFC's attempt to purchase the oil company of Gulbenkian Foundation which paid Mr. Guterres in 2016 (omitted from his online public financial disclosure covering 2016), he intends to raise corruption and UN bribery issues with China." More than seven hours later, no answer at all. But the UN South South Cooperation Office, which fronted for Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng, was tweeting photos of its meetings in Beijing including Jorge Chediek and his (Chinese) deputy Xiaojun Grace Wang, here. China was bragging that Guterres would cravenly show up at its Belt and Road event, after Guterres refused to audit UN briber CEFC China Energy. CEFC tried to buy the oil company of Lisbon based Gulbenkian Foundation the payments of which to Guterres were not included in his public financial disclosure covering 2016. This was  days after Guterres' Alison Smale and Tal Mekel summarily denied Inner City Press application to re-enter the UN to ask questions, and after guards physically pushed Inner City Press out of the line for a press freedom event in the UN it was invited to and had a ticket for, then refused to provide the banned-by-Guterres list they said was the basis of their action.  We'll have more on this.

April 22, 2019

UN Bribery Caught on Wiretap of Patrick Ho and Yan Who Now Minimizes It Like Guterres SMH

By Matthew Russell Lee, Video, Scope Audio

SDNY COURTHOUSE, April 15 – Patrick Ho was sentenced to 36 months in jail on March 25 for UN bribery and having "sold weapons enthusiastically," along with a $400,000 fine imposed by U.S. District Court for the Soutern District of New York Judge Loretta Preska. During his trial, covered every day by Inner City Press which was and is banned from entering the UN amid its reporting linking current UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to the scandal through the Gulbenkian Foundation from his he received payments undisclosed on his public financial form covering 2016, an audio clip was played for the jury. In it Ho discusses offering bribes to now deceased UN President of the General Assembly John Ashe, with Sheri Yan. Inner City Press is today uploading that audio, here.

  Yan pled guilty to bribing Ashe as part of the Ng Lap Seng UN bribery trial, which Inner City Press asked covered daily before it was roughed up and banned from the UN by Guterres. But now Yan in a prison novel and craven revisionist profile by Kirsty Needham, China correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, is claiming: "A related UN bribery investigation involving Ashe netted another conviction in March, with former Hong Kong politician Patrick Ho sentenced to three years.  Yan says she met Ho at a conference in Hong Kong she attended as chief executive of Ashe’s Global Sustainability Foundation. They later attended a public dinner in New York. They have “politely” spoken a few times.  “I did meet him – that is all.  "To say I am working with him to influence the UN is a very wrong statement.'" Apparently The Age has not heard the extended audio of Yan and Ho discussing quid pro quo bribery of Ashe. SMH - shaking my head. We'll have more on this. 

April 15, 2019

South Sudan UN Guterres Rep Shearer Refuses To Protect Machar After UN Covered Up Its Killings

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive audio, II

UNITED NATIONS GATE, April 12 -- The UN of Secretary General Antonio Guterres has refused to answer Press questions about the murder of two South Sudan civilians by a UN peacekeeper from Rwanda, and a new case of UN sexual exploitation by an international staff member from Nigeria -- nationality undisclosed by Guterres' UN - in South Sudan. But while killing civilians and refusing Press questions about it, now there is a strike which has left the UN's vaunted Tomping camp uncleaned. The UN of Guterres refused to answer Inner City Press' simple questions about it. Now we explusively publish this second audio of Guterres' rep David Shearer, saying among other things that the UN can't / won't protect Riek Machar. So why is UNMISS taking $1 billion a year? Which isn't Guterres impeached? On April 11 we exclusively published this audio of Guterres' rep David Shearer, deriding IGAD as apathetic, praising now deposed Bashir, saying there is no pressure on Kiir. Shearer should be fired - and Guterres should be impeached. Watch this site for more audio.  Inner City Press as informed: "Dear Mathew,  Long time, there is a dispute between the cleaning contractor and  the worker. It is simple exploitation in the UNMISS. Their salary is 300 USD. However, they do not pay them in dollar. Just pay them by changing in black market in South Sudanese currency which is below 300 USD. The cleaner demanded their salary to be paid and requested UNMISS to support them. They strike today and will continue tomorrow. The below information is sent to UNMISS staff about the situation. The company should pay them their salary and stop changing the black market and paying their money.

April 8, 2019

UNSG Job Move Plan Delayed To Sept Uganda Wanted 4 Years Guterres Serves China and FrancAfrique From Montreal

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, 1st docs, II

UNITED NATIONS GATE, April 6 – At the UN with Antonio Guterres 28 months into his term as Secretary General, there's talk of reform but little transparency. Now after Guterres changed his failed proposal to move UN jobs out of New York, Uganda and Geneva - switched to proposing the jobs go to, where else, Shenzhen in China, while Guterres covers up for convicted UN briber China Energy Fund Committee - this too has failed. The UN Budget Committee, favors in which Guterres sold out to then chair Cameroon for, has delayed Guterres' modified proposal until at least September. Uganda, whose foreign minister Sam Kutesa like Guterres has financial links to CEFC China Energy, wanted it put back a full four years.

Here was Uganda's draft, exclusively made public here by banned Inner City Press: "Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the global service delivery model for the United Nations Secretariat,1 as well as the related report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 1. Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General; 2. Also takes note of the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions; 3. Notes with appreciation the intention of the Secretary-General to establish a global service delivery model for the United Nations Secretariat; 4. Regrets the lack of transparency in the process leading to the current proposals; 5. Requests the Secretary-General to put forward a new proposal for the global service delivery model, for the consideration and approval of the General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session, which retains and builds on the existing shared service centre of the United Nations Secretariat established in July 2010 by the General Assembly, through its resolution 64/269 of 24 June 2010, and which preserves the skills, knowledge and experience of staff currently implementing shared services." But for now Guterres' proposal is delayed until September 2019 for consideration. What bribes might be paid by then? There's been no audit of CEFC China Energy, and Guterres continues to ban the Press which reports on this. Guterres is corrupt. Inner City Press, which was roughed up and banned from the UN by Guterres amid its questions about his CEFC links, has obtained an advance copy of the UN Advisory Committee on Administration and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) review of Guterres' changes; a close observer summarizes that China to the side bought off Uganda to drop or mitigate its opposition to losing so many jobs. Meanwhile even the ACABQ has problems with putting the French language, FrancAfrique serving center in Montreal, many time zones away. From the advance ACABQ, which Inner City Press is exclusively putting online in full, Scribd

April 1, 2019

UN Guterres Told World to Join Him In Turning Off Lights Then Left Them On At UN and His $15M Mansion Earth Hour Hypocrisy

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, CJR Letter PFTracker

UNITED NATIONS GATE, March 30 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told the world, on video, to join the UN for an "urgent" Earth Hour and turn off the lights between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on March 30. But at the UN itself, the lights were ablaze through the entire hour, as live streamed by Inner City Press here. And up at the empty $15 million mansion Guterres sometimes lives in, on Sutton Place and 57th Street, the third story lights were on, and even a UN Security car in front: pure waste and hypocrisy. Periscope here. Before Inner City Press was roughed up by Guterres' Security on June 22 and July 3, 2018 and banned since then, it insistently asked for disclosure of how many of Guterres' publicly funded trips took him through his real home, Lisbon. The questions are not been answered by Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who on 2 November 2019 simply bicycled away as Inner City Press asked about Guterres' failure in Cameroon and attempt to get even Park East Synagogue to oust Inner City Press from covering his October 31 speech about tolerance.  Guterres' hypocrisy, specifically about the environmental and Earth Hour, was covered by the Columbia Journalism Review which wrote about his ouster of Inner City Press. But he just doesn't care, becuase he doesn't have to, legally, with impunity. He is corrupt. On Saturday 16 March 2019, the supposedly environmentalist UNSG Antonio Guterres arrived at the $15 million publicly funded mansion in which he lives alone in not one but two large four by four vehicles, with six guards. Video here. What a waste, what hypocrisy. This was two days after Guterres guards physically pushed Inner City Press out of the line for a press freedom event in the UN it was invited to and had a ticket for, then refused to provide the banned-by-Guterres list they said was the basis of their action. Totally corrupt. On March 2 with Guterres presumably in New York but not in the mansion at 5 pm - there were no UN security vehicles nearby - he nonetheless left all lights in the second floor blazing. This is pure waste, pure hypocrisy given what Guterres claims about his commitment to sustainability - all the more so because it was broad day light. On matters ranging from censorship and corruption to this, the hypocrisy gets worse and worse. On November 20, the day Guterres accepted the resignation of Erik Solheim -- which Guterres hypocritically demanded on November 19 -- for similar misuse of public funds to travel to Oslo and Paris, Inner City Press asked Guterres who his travel to Lisbon was any different. Guterres refused to answer, got into the back of his publicly funded Mercedes and drove off. Video here. March 25, 2019

As Guterres Kills UN With Corruption and Cameroon Censorship Misuses NYPD on 96 St #DumpGuterres

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT CEFC Video

UNITED NATIONS GATE, March 22 – Following this week's terrorist attack on the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, people all over the world have praised the reaction of the Kiwi prime minister Jacinda Ardern. Meanwhile in New York, the murky faux feminist Secretary General of the UN Antonio Guterres, after refusing to put a price tag on his travel, to audit the UN activities of briber CEFC China Energy he his linked to or to speak on the killings in Cameroon, is trying to follow suit. Guterres' deputy spokesman Farhan Haq - lead spokesman Stephane Dujarric is typically on leave - announced on March 21 that "on Friday, just after noon, he will visit the Islamic Cultural Centre of New York at 96th Street here in Manhattan.  He intends to make some remarks to the press while he is there, and you are all invited to attend." But when Inner City Press went to 96th Street, one of Guterres' guards went to an NYPD squad car and requested that two NYPD officers waste their time and the public's money standing around Inner City Press and not others in the same spot. We have video, here; the event also had the Permanent Representatives of Australia and Turkey and Kuwait, Spain's former former 99Moratinos of the "UN Alliance of Civilizations" with also censors and, from Guterres' staff, Tanguy Stehelin formerly the legal adviser of the French Mission to the UN. This from Guterres who tried to have the Press removed from the Park East Synagogue. It's too little, too late - it's time to #DumpGuterres. At least, #NoSecondTerm. Why not Ardern? #AnyoneButGuterres. At February's Munich Security Conference there has been much praise of Angela Merkel and her speech. And this, from the pool covering U.S. Vice President Mike Pence: "the VP/Merkel Bilat which began at 12:11 pm and ended that same minute.   VP and Merkel shook hands. She smiled. He smiled. They left without making remarks.   Pool is now being escorted to Commerzbank building across the street where we will hold for an undetermined amount of time." Inner City Press has gleaned, and launched online, this: #MerkelForUNSG and #DumpGuterres. Some in response have noted that neither the current US Administration, nor Russia, might favor Merkel. So that is, it seems, the argument for Guterres: that he is so weak, for example skipping altogether the January 26 "urgent' meeting of the UN Security Council on Venezuela in order to not anger either the US, or Russia and China, that he should keep the UNSG position by sheer apathy. And that is a reason that Guterres is killing the UN, including with his failure in Cameroon and elsewhere and his censorship, now at 262 days, of the Press which asks.

March 18, 2019

UN Briber Patrick Ho Says CEFC Gave $2M Per Year To UN Guterres Never Audited Corrupt

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT CEFC Video

UNITED NATIONS GATE, March 13 – While UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was refusing throughout 2018 to begin any UN audit into China Energy Fund Committee, implicated in the UN bribery prosecution US v Patrick Ho, Guterres had a secret: his role on the board of Gulbenkian Foundation which was trying to sell its Partex Oil affiliate to CEFC. See Inner City Press' first exclusive report here.

  While Guterres continues to ban from entry the Press which asked him about his CEFC links, now in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York the sentencing of Patrick Ho, long set for March 14, has been pushed back to March 25. For now, Ho has filed a more than one hundred page sentencing submission, the memo accompanying which says "Beginning in 2013, the CEFC Think Tank also held annual symposia at the United Nations (“UN”) devoted to issues raised at the most recent annual political convention in China. In addition, the CEFC Think Tank, in consultation with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (“UN-DESA”), established and funded the “Powering the Future We Want” grant—an annual $1 million award for a promising sustainable energy project (the “Energy Grant”). The CEFC Think Tank donated approximately $2 million to the UN every year to fund the prize and its administration." And yet Guterres has never audited this, choosing instead to rough up and ban the Press which asked him why he wouldn't audit (the answer seems to be Guterres' paid position with the Gulbenkian Foundation which tried to sell its oil company to CEFC). Ho's sentencing submission index  lists Frederick Tschernutter and former Shell Oil CEO John D. Hofmeister. UNSG Antonio Guterres, of course, has refused to audit Ho's CEFC's activities in the amid his conflict of interest and censorship.

March 11, 2019

UN Guterres Spoon Fed Halibut to Correspondents Not On His Schedule While Refusing 7 Press Qs

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UNITED NATIONS GATE, March 5 –How corrupt has Antonio Guterres made the UN? After roughing up and banning Inner City Press as it asked about his failure to disclose his links to UN briber CEFC China Energy and failure on Cameroon, on March 4 when he refused Press questions on Cameroon, Nigeria, Haiti, Sudan, Qatar, Zambia and his own censorship, Guterres spent public money to spin unnamed correspondents, one of whom later gushed: "I attended a fascinating off-the-record lunch today with UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterrez, along with a few other journalists." Photo here; Dutch Ambassador Karel von Oosterom, who has withheld every single document about Cameroon from Inner City Press under the WOB, retweeted it. Now the question is, who were these "other journalists" who ate Guterres' halibut apparently without asking about his failure on Cameroon, or UN corruption, or his censorship? Guterres' published schedule for March 4 had only two appoints, neither of which was this publicly funded spoon fed lunch. There was been no answer from the attendee "Stephen Schlesinger @cannon367 Fellow at the Century Foundation @tcfdotorg" - but who were they? Watch this site. We'll have more on this - and on Cameroon: after Paul Biya who has ruled Cameroon for 36 years on January 28 had his opponent Maurice Kamto arrested, Inner City Press again asked UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his spokesmen for their comment and action, if any. This came after Guterres had Inner City Press roughed up on 3 July 2018 after it interviewed Biya's Ambassador about the two men's Budget Committee deals and banned from the UN since - Guterres even tried to get Inner City Press banned from the Park East Synagogue, here, which was denied / dodged by his spokesman Stephane Dujarric. On March 1 after the Nigerian federal high court sitting in Abuja declared illegal and unconstitutional the deportation of Ayuk Tabe and 46 others from Nigeria to Cameroon in January 2018, Dujarric who refuses questions from Inner City Press he has banned took a fake question from one of his favorites, who said "Anglophones did some shooting" - and said NOTHING about the new ruling. The refoulement took place with Guterres' Deputy SG Amina J. Mohammed there, and joining in censorship since. We'll have more on this, and this:  Azanwuli Chikere, a member of the panel which heard the case, said the Nigeria federal government lacks the power to deport refugees and asylum seekers from Nigeria. Ruling on an application filed by Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, the court awarded N5 million damages to each of the applicant and also ordered the government to ensure the Cameroonians are brought back to Nigeria.  Among those deported were Julius Tabe, Nfor Nfor, Fidelis Che, Henry Kimeng, Awasum, Cornelius Kwanga, Tassang Wilfred, Eyambe Elias, Ojong Okongho and Nalowa Bih. Amid Guterres' shameful silence, in Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto on February 27 argued he cannot be tried in a military court - the UN seems fine with this - while supporters were held over in Kondengui prison until at least March 19. Meanwhile Guterres' UN system and affiliates, in a system that like a fish rots from the head, lavish praise and money on Paul Biya as he burns villages and takes untold money to his hotel in Geneva. It has gone beyond the money the Secretariat is raising for Biya - now the World Bank is shoveling in money for a dubious dam project: "The Cameroonian President authorized last February 22 the economy minister, Alamine Ousmane Mey, to sign a loan agreement with World Bank’s subsidiary, the International Development Association (IDA), for an amount of €24.5 million, or XAF16.3 billion." How much will go for Biya's hotel bills in Geneva, paid in cash? The UN World Health Program's Matshidiso Moeti praised Biya on, if it can be believed, health while Biya is in fact killing people. Shesaid she "was touched when the Minister of State 'told me that when we train health personnel we need to tell them not only to be efficient and knowledgeable but also to treat members of the public with kindness and compassion.'" Paul Biya and compassion? That's like Antonio Guterres false claim to care about and comply with freedom of the press. Doctor, heal thyself. March 4, 2019

On Cameroon UN Guterres Silent As Refoulement Declared Illegal Dujarric Takes Scam Q

By Matthew Russell Lee, CJR PFT NYP

UNITED NATIONS GATE, March 1 –After Paul Biya who has ruled Cameroon for 36 years