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June 29, 2020

More Inner City Press Scoop on UN Prostitution Video As Asked June 25 Trinidad and Puerto Rico

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon
Germany - Honduras - UN Q - Tel Aviv Austria

UN GATE, June 28 – The United Nations claims to have a zero tolerance for sexual exploitation by its staff and peacekeepers, but routinely covers up their abuses including the rape of children, withholding basic information which was provided to the Press under Ban Ki-moon but not now under Antonio Guterres. 

   Inner City Press, which Guterres has banned from the UN for 724 days as it asks about these and his abuses, on June 23 received from outraged UN whistleblowers video of sexual exploitation, they said, in a white UN-marked vehicle, here.  Now Instagram, Facebook.

  And this, more closely reported than BBC: "The video, released by Inner City Press on Tuesday, shows a woman in a red dress straddling a man in the back seat of a vehicle with U.N. marking as it drives away.    Inner City Press, an outlet that has reported and shined a light on corruption at the world body for years and was banned from reporting on U.N. grounds in New York in 2018, reports that the vehicle was part of a U.N. Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) mission in Tel Aviv, Israel."

  Inner City Press had been informed in detail by UNTSO and Tel Aviv sources of the history of prostitution - which the UN calls sexual exploitation and claims it has zero tolerance for - at work here. HaYarkon Street is well known for prostitution, and now hotels are closed by COVID-19. There is also a history of those in the UN vehicle.

 On June 25 Inner City Press asked more than a dozen UN officials in New York in writing, "June 25-1: As I asked each of you in writing yesterday, "This is a formal request for UNSG Guterres' comment and action on the video Inner City Press has uploaded of UN sexual exploitation in a UN marked vehicle here (as of noon June 26 with more than 10,000 views on Twitter, more on other platforms)   NOW - today - before SG Guterres "press" conference - Inner City Press is informed by UN whistleblower is is UNTSO Plate 205 in Jerusalem, the man in the back from Trinidad, front from Puerto Rico. WHAT HAS GUTERRES DONE?"

  They never answered. On June 28 Inner City Press asked Guterres, Melissa Fleming and UNTSO: "confirm or deny that Michael Antoine, whose past promotions and transfers out of UNTSO including to the UN-OPCW mission in Syria Inner City Press has previously asked the UN spokesmen about without answer, is with UNTSO (and his role in this).   Same question regarding Ray Milan." No answer.

  We now report - Milan is, as Inner City Press asked and reported, from Puerto Rico. And in the back, Michael Antoine has both Trinidadian and US citizenship - and quite a history. Inner City Press previously asked the UN about him (for example here). and his sponsor / Godfather Fadil Abdullah, since promoted out to UNICEF in Sudan. Inner City Press asked the UN about him, again, in 2019, here - no answer. UN cover ups.

  Whistleblowers exclusively tell Inner City Press this is being covered up: Antoine is "protected."  He is known in all the bars of Jerusalem.  The military observers know him as the jackass. That is his nickname.  Military observers were told not to place complaints about his antics, that nothing would be done.  They would see his UN vehicle out late in the bars in Jerusalem. He would drive with Ray to Haifa Russian bars.  Ray Milan and Antoine would also use prostitutes regularly.   Senior management refuse to address the misdeeds of civilian staff.  Antoine is part of culture of civilian UN staff who are undisciplined and there is no accountability.   Antoine had many Palestinian girlfriends and this would also cause problems for UN. Guterres is to blame for this.

  Inner City Press has been encouraged by UN staff to publish this now to try to ensure that Guterres doesn't once again cover up for a "whoremonger." They say Guterres should resign.

  Inner City Press has written to UNTSO and Guterres and Melissa Fleming about Antoine and... no response.

 Inner City Press formally requested the code to ask questions at the June 26 UN noon briefing, including to a UN Peacekeeping official who spoke there, misleading, about COVID-19 - and Inner City Press will continue to demand re-accreditation.

  On June 26, despite the story now being reported from Austria to Israel to Switzerland, those let in from Al Jazeera and other publications asked nothing. We'll have more on this. Watch this site.

June 22, 2020

For UNSC Kenya Beats Djibouti 129 to 62 Gaining 16 Votes Overnight UNtransparent

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE, June 18 – In contested elections without observers for UN Security Council seats on June 17 Norway and Ireland beat out Canada (again), while Kenya and Djibouti face a second round of bribes. Video of results here; long video of Inner City Press coverage from UN Gate here.

  The numbers -- UNverified -- for the two races were as follows, with 128 votes required to get or buy a UNSC seat: Norway 130, Ireland 128; Canada 108, losing again. 

  Kenya 113, Djibouti 78. Kenya had to buy 15 votes by June 18. Video of June 18, 9 am here.

  And they did - the result on June 18 was Kenya 129, Djibouti 62, a swing of 16. What was behind it? Watch this site.

Will they sell more to China, like UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has, while banning Inner City Press 715 days and counting and directing that no UN spokesperson answers its questions? Guterres is corrupt.

In the protests that followed the murder of George Floyd, as in the COVID-19 lockdowns, carve outs to curfews were made for the media so that the operations of government could be observed and reported.  

But at the United Nations, not only has secretive Secretary General Antonio Guterres ordered roughed up and banned, now 715 days, Inner City Press which dared about about his personal financial connection to UN briber CEFC China Energy, convicted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  

Now Nigeria's Tijjani Muhammad-Bande the UN General Assembly President, a position previously purchased by CEFC and before that Ng Lap Seng (who also bought the UN Correspondents Association with $50,000) has banned all media from observing the UN Security Council and other elections he is running, or some say selling, today June 17.  

And on June 16 for the UN noon briefing with Stephane Dujarric and Farhan Haq on unexplained vacations, associate Eri Kaneko cut out and issued a transcript of comments on China that were not issued on video.

This is a set-up for a stolen election, some say. Inner City Press intends to live stream from the gate - watch this site, and @InnerCityPress on Twitter.

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande's spokesperson Reem Abaza, who refuses all questions from Inner City Press, intoned on June 12 (video here) that "all Member States have successfully registered the names of the representative, and an alternate, who will cast their ballot for the elections of non-permanent members of the Security Council, Members of the Social and Economic Council and the President of the 75th session of the General Assembly on the 17th of June. 

"Please note that access to the General Assembly building will be restricted to the voters, tellers, and staff who will be supporting the process. This is to ensure everyone’s safety and to mitigate the spread of the disease.  

"The Department of Global Communications and the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management and our office are coordinating closely to ensure that you will get what you need for your coverage."  

Yes, the UN will decide "what you need" and the propaganda will be served up by DSG's Melissa Fleming, who bans the Press and has no content neutral rules for access to the UN.  

June 15, 2020

After UN Staff Call Guterres Racist He Rebuffs Questions In Mercedes Now Letter to Editor

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Decrypt - LightRead - Honduras - Source

UN GATE, June 13 – The United Nations in the time of Antonio Guterres has devolved not only into corruption and censorship, but also racism. 

  Inner City Press has published Guterres memo to UN staff to not join the George Floyd protests, here, and noted that his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric's "press briefings," as controlled by UN Global Communicator Melissa Fleming, have no African journalists, no questions about South Sudan or DRC or Cameroon, which killed journalist Samuel Wazizi. There was Fleming's precessor stealing member states' money meant for Swahili broadcasting, and recent colonial "LOOTING IN MIDTOWN: MY ACCOUNT."

   On June 8, when Guterres was asked the question of his own staff and ex-staff's view of him as a colonial racist, he rebuffed the questions and did not answer, on way from mansion to Mercedes. Video here.

 Since then, this letter to the editor: "Dear Editor of Inner City Press.  I was reading you recent article regarding the UN Memo to staff not to join the George Floyd protests (link here), and how this was later corrected after internal criticism, but then I wondered, what benefit can come from writing about the United Nations and Racism, if the UN verbally denounces Racism to mobilise resources, but behind these words and lip service, the UN is manifested with Racism? 

Since you published your investigative article in 2019 about the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) (link here) and how the entire Management structure of this organisation, mostly hired -by their unqualified Executive Secretary-Judith Karl-  are white and from North Countries,  even-though the main purpose of this UN organisation is  to serve the Least Developed Countries.  You mentioned in your article how staff of color and staff from the south were targeted, discriminated against and  let go from service at UNCDF to allow the Executive Secretary to hire new white staff from the North.  You articulated how racism was practiced at UNCDF and you provided evidence, you described the financial and managerial corruption being conducted at UNCDF with evidence, yet, not one official UN investigation was conducted or news of.  The United Nations is a Lip Service. Before the UN denounces Racism in the USA, they should denounce and hold Racists accountable at their own management. Considering previous trends, the UN, the UNDP as Managing Director of UNCDF and his Office of Audit and Investigation will not take any action with  hopes that the story is not picked up by the news until this trend related to Racism fades away.  In conclusion Mr. Editor, what benefit can come from writing about the UN and Racism. You are talking to a Lip Service Agency. Don't expect Actions.  p.s. Stay well. I do appreciate your reporting, and we will continue to support you."

 While the UN and Guterres use Africa to raise most of their money (while providing no accountability to those raped in Central African Republic, and given COVID-19 in South Sudan by UN busses with no social distancing), there has not been a single African journalist on any of the virtual noon briefing held by Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

  Nearly all of those questioning Dujarric in his $10 million apartment on East 86th Street in Manhattan are themselves in expensive apartments.

June 8, 2020

In Cameroon Journalist Njoka Kingsley Grabbed By Biya As UN Guterres Refuses Press Qs

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon FB YouTube
BBC - Decrypt - LightRead - Honduras - Source

SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 7 – As more and more civilians have been killed by the Cameroon government of Paul Biya, absentee president for 37 years, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been silent.

Inner City Press was informed by sources in Guterres' own 38th floor office that Guterres had made a deal with Biya's UN Ambassador Tommo Monthe as chair of the UN Budget Committee for administrative favors in exchange for silence on the slaughter or "subduing" of the Anglophone minority.

When Inner City Press asked about it, Guterres used UN Security to rough up Inner City Press right after it interviewed Monthe, and to ban it from entering the UN, 700 days and counting.

 On June 2, news that Buea-based journalist Samuel Wazizi a/k/a Samuel Ajiekah Abuwe was killed. According to Equinoxe Television, he died within a few days in detention from wounds and injuries sustained after his arrest - that is, he was killed by Biya's forces. And Guterres' UN has refused each and every question about Cameroon from the Press - Guterres is complicit and corrupt.

 On June 3, 4 and 5 Inner City Press asked Guterres and his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming in writing about the killing of Wazizi - no answer at all. On June 4 Inner City Press put the question to Guterres himself as he went from mansion to Mercedes, here - nothing.

  Now the question arises: where is disappeared journalist  Njoka Kingsley Fomonyuy, "taken into custody by plainclothes security officers on May 16, 2020 remains a mystery.  Sources familiar with the incident say he was taken from his house in Douala by armed men who only identified themselves as ‘Surete National’.   As noted by Mimi Mefo, he's from Kumbo, Bui Division in the North West Region. He studied Journalism and Mass Communication in the University of Zaria in Nigeria, from where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1990.     In Cameroon, the freelance journalist worked with Magic FM and as a senior writer for Popular Catholic biweekly Magazine “L’Effort Camerounais” in Douala. Before whisking Njoka Kingsley away, the armed men ransacked his house apparently searching for possible evidence that could implicate him.  Without finding what they were after, the armed men asked Njoka’s wife to hand his office keys and his identification documents to them. They took an HP laptop from Njoka’s house and then headed to his office which they equally searched thoroughly making away with two laptops marked Lenovo and DELL as well as the sum of over FCFA 50,000.     The unidentified men gave no reason for taking Njoka Kingsley into custody. They also did not say where he was being taken to. It has now been 21 days since he was “kidnapped” without any crime committed and without even being charged.  With the recent declaration of Samuel Wazizi’s death in the hands of the forces of law in Yaoundé, one is tempted to think that anything can happen to Njoka Kingsley Fomonyuy if nothing is done." And the UN of Guterres is complicit - and colonial, here.

June 1, 2020

While UN of Guterres Covers Up Coronavirus Role New Song Points the Finger

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon SoundCloud
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - The Source

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 25 – It has become controversial to say where COVID-19 came from. But what Inner City Press has considered and asked about and confirmed is the shameful cover-up role of the UN system.

   It's been not only the World Health Organization but in particular the apex or rotting fish head of the UN system, Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He concealed his links to convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy, and ordered roughed up and banned Inner City Press which dared to publicly asking about it.

   On May 25 - U.S. Memorial Day - a new song, on SoundCloud here, lyrics here:   It Started in Wuhan: Who's WHO, by Matthew Russell Lee, (c) 2020
 
It started in Wuhan
but then it moved on
came to New York City
and the rich people fled
now a hundred thousand dead
The UN is lying
why the people are dying
Who's WHO? Who's WHO 

It's budget expansion
in a Sutton Place mansion
while they spread the virus
down South Sudan way
but they never pay just like in Haiti but even more shady
Who's WHO? Who's WHO 

You'd think they listen in the court system
but the UN insists it has immunity
that's impunity
They ban Press questions for its suggestions
Who's WHO? Who's WHO

May 26, 2020

With UN As Mediocre on Zoom As In Person Time To Move It Out of NYC and USA

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, May 20 – The United Nations under Antonio Guterres has been accomplishing even less that before.

But the UN's move out of the glass skyscraper on Manhattan's East Side for weeks now, with diplomats pontificating by Zoom from their expensive and tax-free residence shows that the UN could and should move out of New York.   

With the UN scarcely less effective by Zoom than in person, not only the traffic and scoflaw parking problems can be avoided.

    A move-out could rid the city and country of predatory diplomats and senior UN officials in bars, and now diplomat(s) with Coronavirus and others flying in - Inner City Press has asked Guterres and his spokespeople for the UN's protocol, without answer. Spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have banned Inner City Press not only from the UN building, but also its Zoom rooms. But if they'll just leave New York, that's be that.

   The time is ripe for the move-out. While Guterres is said to be considering raising himself from his briber slumber to try to ingratiate himself to politicians he thinks or hopes will win, the strategy should not be allowed to work.

   Zoom is the perfect home for the UN, including give WHO owns the platform. It's time for the UN to Zoom or be Zoomed out of NYC and the USA. Watch this site.

May 18, 2020

UN Guterres Wants Video Only GA Week And Drivers Licenses From New Jersey

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, May 13 –  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on May 13 in an internal meeting with UN staff predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic will get worse because some countries don't want to give international organizations like his and the World Health Organization more power (or "teeth," as he called it).

Exclusive video on YouTube and Facebook.

    With a strange laugh, Guterres said If we can hunt with a dog, we'll hunt with a cat.

    No UN staff member ask, with regard to WHO, about the exclusion of Taiwan. Nor, unless censored in the way that Guterres has censored Inner City Press for its investigative reporting, did they ask about Guterres' personal financial links to convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy.

    Guterres seemed most committed to going forward with the UN's 75th birthday party this September, whatever the conditions in New York. 

   He proposed that each of the UN's 193 member states should sent only one staffer in to the General Assembly Hall, to watch pre-recorded statements by heads of state like Saudi Arabia's MBS and Cameroon's Paul Biya. (Xi Jinping, it is assumed, would feature prominently).

   UN staff, or at least its union officials, were concerned about getting drivers licenses in New Jersey. Guterres, mis-pronouning the state's name, bragged that he has intervened in the matter. Is Governor Murphy putting out for the UN, and those under US sanctions?

   Guterres, we note, has no respect for the laws of the US including the First Amendment or of its states. He allowed his personal guards to keep their gym open in UN Headquarters, international territory, long after Mayor De Blasio closed all the City gyms. Guterres said he saw some positive in the lock-down.

Inner City Press, now daily covering the Federal courts and jails while banned from the UN and even its Zoom rooms for 680 days and counting, will have more on this.

May 11, 2020

WHO Denies Delaying COVID Info For Xi But UN Lied 6 Years On Taking Cholera To Haiti

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, Jan 4 – The World Health Organization has issued a denial, which Inner City Press published minutes after issuance, that China's Xi Jinping "personally asked WHO to hold back information about human to human transmission and delayed the global response for four to six weeks" at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, sourced to German intelligence by Der Spiegel.

   Inner City Press published WHO's denial first, noting that other questions about the current UNMISS Mission in South Sudan spreading COVID-19 with its admittedly lax practices (on which it and UNSG Antonio Guterres have refused Press questions) and WHO giving Cameroon's Paul Biya 14 luxury vehicles remain unanswered.

   But there a more fundamental problem or context to UN system denials, particularly on questions of deadly diseases.

    The UN lied for SIX YEAR about having brought cholera to Haiti. In the UN briefing room in New York, Inner City Press in person asked Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric more than a dozen times about it, and Dujarric each time denied it, on UN video that he and Melissa Fleming now refuse to give to the Press. 

  Tellingly, even when denial became untenable, no one in the UN was ever disciplined for all the lies. Dujarric is still Guterres spokesman, now lying about COVID-19 and the UN system's role this time on Zoom since the UN has closed its headquarters other than allow Guterres' guard to continue to collectively use their gym there.

  And while for weeks now Inner City Press has sought answers from WHO, by email and raising its Zoom hand, nothing (except Tedros' lawyer about Taiwan.)

   So this UN system has no credibility, and continue to censor to try to hide its tracks. We'll have more on this.

UN Scam Debate Of Lone PGA Candidate Volkan Bozkir With Conchita Wurst Echo

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, May 10 – How corrupt is today's United Nations? On May 15 the UN General Assembly will hold a "informal interactive dialogue" for the lone rubber-stamp candidate to be UN President of the GA, Volkan Bozkir. 

  Since there is no other candidate, it's akin to a presidential debate in North Korea.

And in other ways too: Turkish "diplomatic" Volkan Bozkir is best known for saying, after "drag queen" Conchita Wurst's Eurovision win, "Thank God we no longer participate in Eurovision."

   Yet watch corrupt UNSG Antonio Guterres speak warmly about it. Guterres believes in nothing but himself, wanting to "run" unopposed for a second term. This should be denied. Here's the notice, from another UN office whose spokesperson Reem Abaza like Guterres' Stephane Dujarric refuses to answer Inner City Press' written questions about its corruption:

 "The President of the 74th session of the General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande will convene an informal interactive dialogue with the candidate for the position of President of the 75th session of the Assembly, Volkan Bozkir on Friday, 15 May 2020, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     The dialogue will be held via a virtual platform due to the continued limitations on holding large in-person meetings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic."

  Under Guterres' Melissa Fleming, it seems Inner City Press will be denied video of the "debate." Inner City Press, banned from the UN and now its Zoom rooms for 676 days, will have much more on this. Watch this site.
May 4, 2020

For UNSC Estonia Month May Somalia May 21 No Cameroon Spinning Coronavirus Like SG Guterres

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE, May 1 – In the United Nations from which SG Antonio Guterres has banned Inner City Press 668 days for asking about his complicity in the killing of civilians in Cameroon and their mass imprisonment by China in Xinjiang, on May 1 Estonia Ambassador Sven Jürgenson held a censored online press conference about the coming month in the Security Council.

  He took questions only from pre-screened in-house correspondents, ignoring or even pretending not to see a question about Cameroon by Inner City Press. Periscope here. Twitter here.

  Jurgenson said not a word about the slaughter in Cameroon; he did not answer the on-line question about new cases of UN sex abuse.

  Most questions read out by his off camera staffer were by the same part-time correspondents and state media. Even for eight hours after the briefing, the PoW on the Council's website was from April. And now answer from the Estonian Mission to formal questions posed.

 After 9 pm on May 1, notice that the Program belatedly went up - yes, nothing on Cameroon. Just Somalia on May 21 and a lot of vacations. We'll have more on this.

  Back on February 3, before Coronavirus hit New York (but after the first cases covered up in Wuhan in December 2019) Belgian Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve held an in person but also friends-only press conference about his upcoming month as Security Council president, with few questions on Africa. Program of Work tweeted by Inner City Press here.

  Belgium, of course, oversaw the colonialism and killing in the Congo. Its mission to the UN,in 2018 and since, did not respond to Inner City Press' formal communications about Guterres having it roughed up and banned. Still the Mission and Ambassador pontificate about press freedom and even the safety of journalists.

  The next, such as it was, is that Jared Kushner will brief the Security Council behind closed doors on February 6 at noon, when Guterres' spokes- / hatchetman Stephane Dujarric holds his noon briefing will refusing all questions from Inner City Press despite an on camera promise.

Watch this site.

April 27, 2020

After UN Guterres on South Sudan Refuses Press Questions Petition to Him Says UNMISS Spreads COVID

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Video Song
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, April 26 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan acknowledged internally that a staff member has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19, while claiming it is taking all precautions, see below. SG Antonio Guterres has refused to answer questions from Inner City Press about this, about his UNMISS representative David Shearer, and about his own UN Security guards still using their gym. Video here.

 Now after Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have taken untold public money while refusing Inner City Press' questions about their criminal failure in South Sudan, this petition to Guterres from South Sudanese (for download on Patreon here) - Guterres should be jailed:

"His Excellency Antonio Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations 405 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 USA Re: Concern over Conduct of United Nations Mission in South Sudan in COVID-19 Response Dear Mr. Secretary General, We, the undersigned South Sudanese, write to bring to your attention a situation that has worried us and many citizens of this country about the level of cooperation between the government authorities in our country and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) with regards to the fight against the global pandemic, COVID-19...

You have probably seen the Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), your Special Representative, David Shearer, warning of “dire health situation,” in South Sudan on April 2. To the effect, Mr. Shearer contends that “if Corona[virus] gets in…tens of thousands could perish.” He emphasized the extra vulnerabilities facing our country, poor healthcare system, concentration of displaced persons, political instability and compromised immunity due to malnutrition, as reasons why he thinks the spread of Coronavirus here would be a calamity.

Unfortunately, it turned out Mr. Shearer was not talking hypothetically, as he had known for a while that a member of the United Nations staff had shown symptoms of the virus after returning into the country on February 28th but the UN did not disclose this information to South Sudan’s health officials until April 3rd, potentially exposing many people to the disease.

This person was finally tested by local health experts and was confirmed positive, becoming the country’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. South Sudanese are now as afraid for their lives as they are outraged by this UN’s behavior. We expected the chief of UNMISS to have immediately informed the Taskforce of the case the moment it was suspected and to have offered support and collaboration with the government. We  also expected both the government and the UN to have ordered the quarantining of the UN staff who may have come into contact with the first case and to have embarked on testing and contact tracing.

Unfortunately, very little, if any, was done. To some of us who have for a while observed the behavior of some UN staff in our country, this was unsurprising. That is because UNMISS has never been held to account for its actions in this country and often operating a parallel system to the government of the host country. Please note, Your Excellency, that we are not part of the government of South Sudan but just concerned citizens. In fact, we are critical of the government for not taking the UN to task on the proper protocols to fight Coronavirus.

We write to you today to alert you that UNMISS has behaved contrary to the “Status of Forces Agreement,” which spells out the rules governing the relationship between the UN and government. The UN should have offered technical support, given that Mr. Shearer was so candid about South Sudan’s “lack of capacity,” instead of risking the lives of South Sudan’s citizens and keeping quiet about it. The minimum the UN should have done is to be in communication with the country’s health authorities, with the new Taskforce on COVID-19 as well as embark on testing all its staff that are residing in the camps where contacts may have occurred with the first case.

The UN Mission has to date refused to take any of these simple and obvious steps, which are now globally accepted as important measures against COVID-19. We therefore urge your esteemed office to intervene to at least investigate this issue and to compel UNMISS to test its staff or to give South Sudan’s Ministry of Health access to the UN camps for testing and quarantine. It is the lives of millions of already vulnerable South Sudanese that are at stake here and UNMISS needs to be on the right side of history in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to your prompt action to address our concerns.

 Yours Sincerely, Samuel Taban Youziel Jok Madut Jok Lawrence Korbndy Santino Ayuel Longar Madut Majok Ngor Thuch Mading Agok Augustino Ting Mayai CC: Government of South Sudan CC: UNMISS, Juba"

 On April 23 Inner City Press is exclusively publishing SRSG Shearer's order that "UN International staff (only) will be able to access Tomping and.or UN House specifically for exercise activities." Full double-speak memo here.

  Whistleblowers who previously complained in real time to Inner City Press about UN national staff being forced to ride on a UN bus with no social distancing are outraged at Shearer's order, and say that given the layout of the compounds, it does not comply with WHO (and IHR, see below) regulations. Guterres refuses to answer, there is video - and WHO has not yet taken the questions. Watch this site.

April 20, 2020

In UN COVID Hypocrisy South Sudan and Gym Violations While UNidentified Staff Disciplined

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Video Song
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, April 19 – The United Nations in South Sudan acknowledged internally that a staff member has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19, while claiming it is taking all precautions, see below. SG Antonio Guterres has refused to answer questions from Inner City Press about this, and about his own UN Security guards still using their gym. Video here.

  Now on April 19 the UN brags about unspecified discipline on an unidentified staffer who broke quarantine or self isolation and flew back to his or her unidentified country. But what about the South Sudan UN bus without social distancing, which was Guterres rep David Shearer's fault? What about Guterres' own guards? This is another case of Do As I Say, Not As I Do (April 18 Matthew Russell Lee song here).

 Here is the disingenuous notice which does not mention the bus, the spread and the UNHQ gym: "a staff member who failed to complete self-isolation and left South Sudan without authorization.     The staff member was in isolation after it was believed he may have come into contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. He received one test that confirmed him as negative and then left Juba on a flight without the knowledge of the United Nations. The flight was commercial, not a United Nations flight.     Since arriving in his home country, he has been tested again and is confirmed to be negative for COVID-19.     In the interests of openness and transparency, the United Nations informed the Ministry of Health and expressed its regret about what had happened.     The United Nations is continuing to strictly follow the health protocols relating to COVID-19 and is working cooperatively through the World Health Organization with the Ministry of Health.     Any United Nations staff who fail to adhere to the requirements for testing and self-isolation will face disciplinary action."

  So when will Guterres' guards be punished? When will Guterres (and Tedros) be fired?

On April 9 Inner City Press exclusively published a notice among Guterres' UN Security, which he used to oust and ban Inner City Press, violating all New York City (and state) laws by keeping their gym open, with up to three officers using it at once. Photo here.

  What will Mayor De Blasio's pro-UN office, which took masks not offered to UN staff quarantined at home (as lax practices at UN WIPO preceded the death of a staffer there) say? Inner City Press is asking Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming. The UN, including UN Security, is corrupt.

But the transcript of a meeting with staff by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' representative in Juba, David Shearer, leaked to Inner City Press by outraged staff, shows for example that the UNMISS mission has been running busses for local staff without social distancing.

 They analogize it to when the UN brought cholera to Haiti and then lied about it for years, and has still to pay any compensation under Antonio Guterres "who instead spends the public's money on his own trips to Lisbon." Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have refused all Press questions on this, choosing to ban critical Inner City Press and take staged questions from Xinhua.

Here's a first part of the transcript from Shearer's meeting with staff, after the misleading press release by Shearer's underling about COVID-19:

"The United Nations in South Sudan has confirmed a case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among its staff... The UN has previously imposed a travel freeze on all staff travelling into the country, ensured staff who arrived prior to the ban are self-quarantined for 14 days, introduced work-from-home measures to reduce numbers of people in offices, and enforced social distancing rules and frequent hand washing by all personnel."

This is false. From the UN Mission in South Sudan transcript leaked to Inner City Press: 

Leda Limann: SRSG, these are national staff specific. The majority of UNMISS staff have family members in Uganda. Can you please engage with Ugandan authorities?

SRSG Shearer: This is a bit tricky because for national staff, obviously, their country is here, and we expect them to work here and that is why we employ national staff because they are here. I think, what we can certainly look at what happens in the future, I am in contact with the Resident Coordinator in Uganda to see what options there are to visit family members. But it is not possible for the moment to evacuate people from South Sudan to Uganda because they are South Sudanese, that is why they are here. But we will look at the possibility of being able to access their families. At the moment, we have got no ability to be allowed into Uganda. Nobody has the possibility of entering Uganda and, likewise, coming back into South Sudan. So, we are a bit caught but let’s see what happens in the future.

    Leda Limann: National staff use the shuttle bus twice daily and the social distancing is not maintained in the bus. Is the mission taking any measures on this?

     Nope... More of the transcript is on Patreon here.

  The United Nations held a four speakers, one M.C. event to raise funds for itself off of Coronavirus on March 25.  But three of  the participants had refused to make public even the UN's bare-bones financial disclosures: Mark Lowcock, Henrietta Fore of UNICEF and Melissa Fleming.  The head man, Antonio Guterres, has lied on his form, omitting his financial links to convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy. So their credibility is questionable. 

April 13, 2020

Despite Coronavirus UN Security Gym Is Open As No Social Distancing on UN Bus in South Sudan

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, April 9 – The United Nations in South Sudan has acknowledged that a staff member has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19, while claiming it is taking all precautions, see below. SG Antonio Guterres has refused to answer questions from Inner City Press about this.

  Now on April 9 Inner City Press exclusively publishes a notice among Guterres' UN Security, which he used to oust and ban Inner City Press, violating all New York City (and state) laws by keeping their gym open, with up to three officers using it at once. Photo here.

  What will Mayor De Blasio's pro-UN office, which took masks not offered to UN staff quarantined at home (as lax practices at UN WIPO preceded the death of a staffer there) say? Inner City Press is asking Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming. The UN, including UN Security, is corrupt.

But the transcript of a meeting with staff by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' representative in Juba, David Shearer, leaked to Inner City Press by outraged staff, shows for example that the UNMISS mission has been running busses for local staff without social distancing.

 They analogize it to when the UN brought cholera to Haiti and then lied about it for years, and has still to pay any compensation under Antonio Guterres "who instead spends the public's money on his own trips to Lisbon." Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have refused all Press questions on this, choosing to ban critical Inner City Press and take staged questions from Xinhua.

Here's a first part of the transcript from Shearer's meeting with staff, after the misleading press release by Shearer's underling about COVID-19:

"The United Nations in South Sudan has confirmed a case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among its staff... The UN has previously imposed a travel freeze on all staff travelling into the country, ensured staff who arrived prior to the ban are self-quarantined for 14 days, introduced work-from-home measures to reduce numbers of people in offices, and enforced social distancing rules and frequent hand washing by all personnel."

This is false. From the UN Mission in South Sudan transcript leaked to Inner City Press: 

Leda Limann: SRSG, these are national staff specific. The majority of UNMISS staff have family members in Uganda. Can you please engage with Ugandan authorities?

SRSG Shearer: This is a bit tricky because for national staff, obviously, their country is here, and we expect them to work here and that is why we employ national staff because they are here. I think, what we can certainly look at what happens in the future, I am in contact with the Resident Coordinator in Uganda to see what options there are to visit family members. But it is not possible for the moment to evacuate people from South Sudan to Uganda because they are South Sudanese, that is why they are here. But we will look at the possibility of being able to access their families. At the moment, we have got no ability to be allowed into Uganda. Nobody has the possibility of entering Uganda and, likewise, coming back into South Sudan. So, we are a bit caught but let’s see what happens in the future.

    Leda Limann: National staff use the shuttle bus twice daily and the social distancing is not maintained in the bus. Is the mission taking any measures on this?

     Nope... More of the transcript is on Patreon here.

April 6, 2020

Coronavirus Among UN Staff In South Sudan Is Lied About While No Social Distancing on UN Bus

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive Patreon
BBC - Guardian UK - Honduras - CJR - PFT

UN GATE / SDNY COURT, April 4 – The United Nations in South Sudan has acknowledged that a staff member has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19, while claming it is taking all precautions.

But the transcript of a meeting with staff by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' representative in Juba, David Shearer, leaked to Inner City Press by outraged staff, shows for example that the UNMISS mission has been running busses for local staff without social distancing.

 They analogize it to when the UN brought cholera to Haiti and then lied about it for years, and has still to pay any compensation under Antonio Guterres "who instead spends the public's money on his own trips to Lisbon." Guterres and his spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming have refused all Press questions on this, choosing to ban critical Inner City Press and take staged questions from Xinhua.

Here's a first part of the transcript from Shearer's meeting with staff, after the misleading press release by Shearer's underling about COVID-19:

"The United Nations in South Sudan has confirmed a case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among its staff... The UN has previously imposed a travel freeze on all staff travelling into the country, ensured staff who arrived prior to the ban are self-quarantined for 14 days, introduced work-from-home measures to reduce numbers of people in offices, and enforced social distancing rules and frequent hand washing by all personnel."

This is false. From the UN Mission in South Sudan transcript leaked to Inner City Press: 

Leda Limann: SRSG, these are national staff specific. The majority of UNMISS staff have family members in Uganda. Can you please engage with Ugandan authorities?

SRSG Shearer: This is a bit tricky because for national staff, obviously, their country is here, and we expect them to work here and that is why we employ national staff because they are here. I think, what we can certainly look at what happens in the future, I am in contact with the Resident Coordinator in Uganda to see what options there are to visit family members. But it is not possible for the moment to evacuate people from South Sudan to Uganda because they are South Sudanese, that is why they are here. But we will look at the possibility of being able to access their families. At the moment, we have got no ability to be allowed into Uganda. Nobody has the possibility of entering Uganda and, likewise, coming back into South Sudan. So, we are a bit caught but let’s see what happens in the future.

    Leda Limann: National staff use the shuttle bus twice daily and the social distancing is not maintained in the bus. Is the mission taking any measures on this?

     Nope... More of the transcript is on Patreon here.

  The United Nations held a four speakers, one M.C. event to raise funds for itself off of Coronavirus on March 25.  But three of  the participants had refused to make public even the UN's bare-bones financial disclosures: Mark Lowcock, Henrietta Fore of UNICEF and Melissa Fleming.  The head man, Antonio Guterres, has lied on his form, omitting his financial links to convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy. So their credibility is questionable. 

March 30, 2020

UN Fundraiser Has Three Officials Without Financial Disclosure and Boss Guterres With Lies